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Dotted Birthday Card – Fusion Card Challenge {Bright Floral Celebration}

dotted birthday fusion 8 14 2014 bright celebration

The latest Fusion Card Challenge {Bright Floral Celebration} grabbed me by the hand, screaming, “you’ve got to play along with this one!” I love the color palette!

I chose to use dots instead of flowers…I have so many floral cards in my basket right now.

Here are the inspiration photo and sketch – and I played along with both:

fusion Floral brights 8 14 2014

Thanks to Fusion for such a fun challenge!

Have a bright yellow, orange and pink POLKA DOTTED day!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Only Orange (retired), Pixie Pink (retired), YoYo Yellow (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Only Orange (retired), Pixie Pink (retired), YoYo Yellow (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing folder – Provo Craft, dies – Spellbinders, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

 


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Bokah Baby Card – Fusion Card Challenge {The Beach House}

fusion 7 31 beach house baby

Here is my second card for the current Fusion Card Challenge July 31st {The Beach House} . I made enough of the bokah background (yesterday’s card) to make 2 cards (if I only make enough of a background technique for one card, something invariably goes awry!). The colors definitely say “baby” to me, in addition to “beach house”!

Here is a close up with the white dots showing:

fusion 7 31 beach house baby close up

And here is the Fusion Card Challenge inspiration:

fusion 7 31 2014 Beach House

Supplies: Stamps: Reverse Confetti, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana (retired), Marina Mist, inks – Copic E21, Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana (retired), Marina Mist, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Stampin’ Up!


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Bokah Thank You Card – Fusion Challenge “The Beach House”

fusion 7 31 beach bokah thanks

Today’s card is for the current Fusion Card Challenge July 31st {The Beach House} .

Perfect timing, I just returned from a beach vacation! A “Beach House” theme is right up my alley!

Monday morning, bright and early, I stumbled upon the WPLUS9 Blog post about a bokah technique. I had to try the bokah technique, and I was inspired by the blue and yellow of the Fusion Challenge photo. (Although, with the placement of my sentiment, and the polka dots in the bokah technique, I think I probably get credit for using both the photo and sketch inspiration…)

I did not use a stencil for my polka dots, I used Stampin’ Up!s Simply Circles stamp set (retired). The white dots are fairly subtle straight on, here is a side view:

 

beach house bokah close up

 

Here is the Fusion Challenge inspiration:

fusion 7 31 2014 Beach House

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, inks – Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana (retired), Marina Mist, die – Papertrey Ink, twine – Stampin’ Up!


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Carnation Thinking of You Card – Make it Monday #173 & Fusion Challenge {French Cupcakes}

make it monday 173 carnation thinking

I made this card specifically for Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday #173 – No Outline Watercolor, but when I checked out the lastest Fusion Challenge (July 17th) {French Cupcakes}, I felt it worked for that challenge as well.

I stamped my carnation in pale pink, then watercolored it using the same pale pink. The leaves were done the same way in green. The white space was then watercolored with Crumb Cake (it turned out rather vintage), and I added a gold mat and a gold embossed sentiment.

I bought this Papertrey Ink carnation stamp set when it was first released because I really love carnations (one of the very few flowers that doesn’t drive my allergies crazy). But I struggle using it, I never feel that I get the coloring right. I am relatively pleased with the way this version turned out.

Here is the Fusion inspiration – I’m totally about the photo (again!), not about the sketch.

fusion french cupcakes 7 17 2014

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, Pink Pirouette, inks – Stampin’ Up! Certainly Celery (retired), Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Gold Detail Powder, linen thread – Stampin’ Up!


Floral Note Card – Fusion/CTS#81

fusion case combo note card

I missed the deadline on this sketch!

This was a combined FUSION/CAS(E) challenge. I was inspired by the sketch on the right.

fusion June 19th with CASE this Sketch

TGIF!! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamp – Cornish Heritage Farms, paper – Papertrey Ink Kraft, White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Pink Passion (retired), Pool Party, Soft Sky, YoYo Yellow (retired), Webster’s Pages/Alison Kreft Designs, ink – Palette Noir Black, punches – Fiskars, Provo Craft.


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Thank You Card – Fusion Challenge – Flowers and Bright Colors

fusion bright colors homemade flowers

Hooray! I made a card!

The latest Fusion Card Challenge is titled Homemade Flowers, Bright Colors and an Array of Possibilities.

fusion challenge june 5 2014

I used the inspiration and the sketch for my card.

I did an hombre effect using generational stamping with each of the colors (first stamp in the center, second generation to the right, third generation to the left).

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Shimmery White, YoYo Yellow (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo, Only Orange (retired), Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Tangerine Tango, YoYo Yellow (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, dies – Spellbinders, Stampin’ Up!, Scor-Pal.


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Stenciled Birthday Card – Fusion Moxie Simon Challenges

fusion simon moxie birthday

I was working on this card for the current Fusion Challenge (#6), when two other challenges got posted. Moxie Fab World posted the Styling with Stencils Challenge, and Simon Wednesday Challenge posted the Glitter It Challenge.

Here is the Fusion sketch:

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And, since SPRING officially arrived on Thursday, I felt these colors were perfect.

I placed the Spellbinders Impressabilities Diamonds and Stars over a piece of white cardstock and sponged Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry inks over it. I used a Copic marker to make the green dots.

Here is a close up view of the photo frame covered in Wink of Stella, taken in the basement crafting cave (best way to get the glittery goodness to show up in a photo).

wink of stella green photo frame

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), inks – Copic YG23, Stampin’ Up! Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Green Galore (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black,  Wink of Stella clear, dies – Lawn Fawn (speech bubble), Taylored Expressions (photo frame), stencil – Spellbinders, sequins – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – We Are Memory Keepers.


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Fusion Challenge #4 – Butterfly Birthday Card

fusion 4 terrys birthday

This is my effort for the latest Fusion Card Challenge (#4). I used both the sketch and the photo as inspiration for this challenge.

I stamped, embossed and colored butterflies on a white panel. Backed it with designer paper from Alison Kraft/Webster’s Pages. Difficult to see, but I embossed an edge detail on the bottom of the Pool Party layer (click photo to enlarge).

Here is the Fusion inspiration:

fusion challenge 4This will be going out to my mother-in-law early in March – she loves all shades of yellow and butterflies.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Cameo Coral (retired), Pool Party, Summer Sun (retired), Webster’s Pages (Alison Kraft Composition & Color), inks – Stampin’ Up! Cameo Coral (retired), Pool Party, Summer Sun (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (circles), Stampin’ Up! (butterfly), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – We R Memory Keepers.


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Fusion#3 – Valentine Card

fusion 2 valentine

A few weeks ago, I found a new challenge blog, called Fusion Card Challenge.  They post 2 inspirations at a time…a photo and a layout sketch. You can participate by using either or both inspirations.

This card is for the Fusion #3 Challenge, and I used both the layout sketch and the inspiration photo (Valentine themed).

I die cut different size hearts out of white cardstock and out of Echo Park Yours Truly paper. I replaced the white cutouts with the Echo Park paper, added a few more punched hearts (the gray ones are covered with Glossy Accents), a few wooden hearts, and a few heart Twinkle stickers.

Here is the inspiration:

fusion challenge 3

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Echo Park Yours Truly, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Smoky Slate, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, punches – Fiskars, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, wooden hearts – Studio Calico, heart jewels – A Muse Twinkle Stickers.