Category Archives: Fusion
It’s Monday and time for another Cards In Envy Challenge. As we approach Mother’s Day, our challenge will center around “Motherly Love”. This is a very open invitation to be creative. The rules are simple for this challenge and require only that your card fit into a A2 standard envelope.
Today, my card was inspired by Therese Calvird who designs for AlteNew. My card uses the “Oriental Orchid” by AlteNew as well as AlteNew Inks. The design paper is My Favorite things and the sentiment is Clearly Besotted “Best Mom”.
We look forward to your cards over at the Cards in Envy blog. Happy card making!!
Today I got off work a little early and wanted to play so I created my December Pin-Sight Challenge for Ellen Hutson’s Classroom. Here is the inspiration:
I used the inspiration from Julie’s past Make it Monday using the Brushstroke Christmas. I also used Mistletoe & Holly stamp and dies stamping them with gold embossing powder and watercoloring with Distress Markers. The background is We R Memory Keepers Basketweave folder cut from My Favorite Things Brushed Gold Metallic paper.
Here are a couple more cards from the March Kit. The first card features the sketch from Retro Sketches and the second is a sketch from Fusion Card Challenge. In addition to the kit, I used the rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn and both Hero Arts Shadow and Simon Says Stamp inks.
I have been buying Lindy’s Stamp Gang products for over 10 years now and I love them as much today as I did when I got my first “moon shadows”. This months color scheme for the Lindy’s February 2015 Color Challenge is very vibrant so instead of doing full sprays on my card, I spattered. I stenciled the heart using 3D molding paste mixed with Black Orchid Black magical mica (I think this is discontinued as I couldn’t find in the store). This isn’t the black that was called for in the challenge, but it was the only color I didn’t have on hand out of the 5 chosen, so I improvised. I then splattered Caribbean Blue Flat Fabio, Bougainvillea Fuchsia Starburst, Pretty in Pink Pink Starburst, and Frozen Jack Frost making sure to dry in between each layer. That helps so the colors don’t muddy. I also created my own stencil mask using the Simon Says Stamp “Clustered Leaf Die”. I based my design on the Freshly Made sketch below.
Here is the color palette:
It’s Monday and time for another Cards In Envy Challenge. As we near Valentines Day, this challenge will be perfect as it’s “Hearts a Flutter”, which calls for at least 2 hearts on your card. The rules are simple for this challenge and simply require that your card fit into a A2 standard envelope.
For some inspiration I chose A Day For Daisies image called, “Cute Fairy Waiting”. Her sweet headband is made from hearts. I colored her with copics and used a Lifestyle Crafts square scallop die. The paper pack is an older one from Lily Bee called, “Head over Heels” and the small tag dies are My Favorite Things tied with waxy thread from Close To My Heart. I finished off with some gems and fluttered away! Come join us!
Hello all and happy Friday! With all the weather we have been having the mail has been delayed and I just got my February Simon Says Stamp kit in the mail yesterday. Here is my first card using the kit and I can tell this is going to be one of my favorites. I love the color and the extras in this months kit. I used the Sugar Sketch 19 as a basis to make the card. The die is from Impression Obsession that I paper pieced with the kit papers. The hearts are from the rub-ons and the bar across the card is from the paint chip paper.
I was looking at last years Online Card Classes Christmas Workshop and found inspiration from Laura Bassen and her love of plaid stamping. This is very time consuming but the look is really cool. I used Hero Arts Shadow inks and the bar stamp from Simon Says Stamp “Happy Every Day”. The die is from Papertrey Ink and the snowflakes are Martha Stewart that I embossed with Snowflake embossing tinsel from Ranger.
Still working on finishing my November kit. This card was inspired by the Fusion Card Challenge “Embossed Ombre”. The card uses the Tim Holtz Blue Print Mini Wreath colored w/copic markers. I added the icicle border from My Favorite Things and used the Simon Says Stamp “Peppermint” stencil to add Modeling Cream in pearl. The back panel is embossed with white using the snow stamp from the November kit. Sentiment is from SSS “Merry Everything”.
I’m playing with the new Technique Junkies newsletter for August/September using a technique called Distress Finger Painting, then edged with distress ink in gathered twigs. I think I like the 2nd one better, what do you think? The images are Tim Holtz Autumn Blueprints stamps on bazzill card shoppe card stock. The sentiment on top card is Simon Says Stamp ‘Friendship Messages” and the second card is Avery Elle “Oh Happy Day”. Button dies, which I love using on OWH cards are from My Favorite Things and the leaf die is Impression Obsession.