Blue Christmas Fusion Card Challenge

Welcome Fusion Card Challenge fans! We have another fun challenge for you!

FusionSketch-11_26_15Oh my goodness, I just LOVE the blue and sparkle! When I first saw the inspiration photo, I thought of Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue ink and gold foil paper. Well, then I came across this pattern paper and went in a completely different direction!

Blue Christmas Fusion Card ChallengeI am SO pleased with how this card turned out! I love the combination of the blue and brown (which my mother says never goes together), with the shimmery die cut.

Blue Christmas Fusion Card ChallengeThe die is by Papertrey Ink and is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, particularly when die cut with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper by Stampin’ Up!. The white ribbon and the white paper of the sentiment balance each other well, while the blue of the sentiment and the paper is Sea Glass by Simon Says Stamp and is so soft and pretty! A few moonstone sequins and even more sparkle! A shout out to the very talented Michelle Short for showing me the trick of having a sequin peek out from behind a sentiment…so fun!

Design Tip: Sizzix Adhesive Sheets and the Precision Base Plate make cutting and layering intricate designs a snap! Just trim the size of adhesive sheet you need, add it to the top AND the bottom of the paper you are using and run through the Big Shot using the Precision Base Plate. The intricate die will cut perfectly, then just peel the adhesive backing and stick the layers together! If you use a gentle hand, you have some adjustment time with the adhesive to align the layers precisely.

And let’s not forget the inside of the card:

Blue Christmas Fusion Card ChallengeSimple and sweet. I’m really loving the trick of adding a background stamp to a sentiment, I think it adds a ton of interest 🙂

I am also playing along with The Challenge:

New Banner-015As well as the Global Design Project where the challenge is to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) my sweet friend Brian King‘s Christmas card!

GDP012 Case the DesignerI hope all of you in the US have a wonderful holiday, spending it however you choose, hopefully with people you love 🙂

Thank you for stopping by and, as always, I love to hear your thoughts!

Won’t you check out what the other Fusion Card Challenge design team members have created for you this week?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White by Papertrey Ink; Sea Glass by Simon Says Stamp

Pattern Paper: Cozy by Authentique

Specialty Paper: Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper by Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Sea Glass by Simon Says Stamp; Crumb Cake by Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Christmas Cheer, Deck the Halls by Papertrey Ink;  Beautiful Blizzard by Newton’s Nook

Dies: Christmas Cheer by Papertrey Ink; Stitched Borders 2 by Pretty Pink Posh; Stitched Mats: Rectangles by Lil ‘Inker; and Envelope Liner Die by Stampin’ Up!

Tools:  MISTI

Embellishments: Moonstone Sequins by Simon Says Stamp; Retired Whisper White Ribbon by Stampin’ Up!


  1. Paula Dobson says:

    Goodness Shannon! This card took my breath away. What a stunner! You proved your mother wrong – brown and blue really do go together and what a sensational pairing. The glimmer sentiment and sequins just takes it up an extra notch. Thanks for playing at Global Design Project with us this week.

  2. Sandie says:

    Happy Thanksgiving. I love that paper and that gorgeous glittery die, thanks so much for your tip and the links. I looked them up and will be buying the adhesive packs…I didn’t know about them so a huge thank you. I love the stamp behind the sentiment. I really think it adds interest. Will try that too!!

  3. Brian King says:

    Shannon – As always, your project is the perfect balance of crisp and clean while staying detailed and ornate. You have a magic touch with paper and ink, my friend. Thank you so much for playing along with my “CASE the Designer” challenge at the Global Design Project this week – I’m glad you did!

  4. Geri G says:

    Absolutely beautiful! This color combo is so elegant and suits the style of your card perfectly! I love the ‘sparkly’ Christmas sentiment and also the cool idea of stamping an image behind the sentiment, like you have done on the inside of your card! So glad you shared your card with us at ‘the challenge’ 🙂

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