Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop for July!  As soon as I saw the color combo that we were given to work with this month, I thought of the beach!  

And here it is…what do you think…does it make you think of the seaside too?


I knew I wanted to make a summer beachy kind of card and that I wanted to use one of the blues to create a watercolor wash background, and here is what I came up with…


I have a Project Sheet for you below detailing all measurements, the colors I used & full instructions on how to make this card below – look for the red words to find it…

Oh my, just looking at this card makes me daydream of sitting on a tropical beach sipping a fruity cocktail – every time I glance at it, it makes me feel relaxed!

I managed to use all 4 colors on my card plus added a neutral (that we are allowed to incorporate) – to create the watercolor wash background I used my Dapper Denim Ink Refill along with an Aqua Painter and wide sweeping movements working downwards, to get a nice washed effect…


That adirondack chair?  Yes, I used it again LOL – perfect for a beach themed card and it is a die from Seasonal Layers Thinlits and it is super easy to create!

The pale blue flower is stamped with Soft Sky Ink using a pretty flower stamp from Colorful Seasons and cut out using a coordinating die from Seasonal Layer Thinlits…

And the leaves?  Die cut out of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock using a die from Welcome Home Framelits and they give a nice little pop of color amongst the blues…


The ‘hello’ is stamped using Crumb Cake Ink and a stamp from Eastern Beauty – I decided to stamp it directly onto the watercolor wash background and love how that turned out…

And see that fine detail of the sand just beneath the chair?  I found another stamp in Eastern Beauty that was perfect to create this – how cool is that?!


I hope you enjoyed my project for today and be sure to take the whole hop by clicking on all of my team members below – there are A LOT of pretty cards here to give you some inspiration:

Heather Osborne
Paola Phillips
Jo Anne Hewins
Melissa Kerman
Robin Messenheimer
Pat Ertman
Debbie Henderson
Cindee Wilkinson
Sarah Wills (that’s me!)
Barb Mullikin
Tammy Civello

WANT MY PROJECT SHEET FOR THIS CARD?  Click HERE to find it – then you can download it or print it out to keep for easy reference!

Here are the supplies I used to make all this card – click on any of the products below to find them in my Stampin’ Up! online store:

Big Shot

Price: $110.00

Linen Thread

Price: $4.50

Aqua Painters

Price: $17.00

Snail Adhesive

Price: $7.00

Thanks so much for visiting & enjoy the hop – happy Monday!


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Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop for July 2017…
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8 thoughts on “Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop for July 2017…

  • July 3, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    I love this Sarah! The background really pops against the cute chair and love the little touches you added!

  • July 3, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Great use of the colors – and I love how the white chair REALLY looks white against that background!

  • July 3, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Your card is so cute! Love the white chair against your background. I’d love to be sitting in it!

  • July 3, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    I think you totally captured the beachy theme. I love how this set is so versatile.

  • July 3, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Makes me want to just sit down with a big old glass of ice tea with lots of lemon!

  • July 3, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    I love this card! What a great way to add a nice background to your card and make that chair really pop.


  • July 7, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Love this card, Sarah! The watercoloring is perfect!

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