Hello and Happy New Year, wherever you are! I have had quite a long break, well, from everything really, and I’m ready to take on some challenges!! Today’s challenge is from the Fusion Card Challenge and has some awesome inspiration!! In addition, it’s the Fusion Card Challenge‘s 2nd Anniversary so we have even MORE inspiration for you!
First, here’s the challenge graphic:
The bright colors really make me wish for summer!! I was inspired by the colors, the white space, the flowers, and by the bold chevron pattern:
It was tough, but I decided to use up the last of my favorite paper for this card. I used it here and have been hoarding this last piece ever since 🙂 I also used one of my Christmas presents, the Stitched Mini Scallop Oval Dies by My Favorite Things Stamps…they are brand new and fabulous!! And then I spent a bit of time coloring my flowers, I quite pleased with how they came out 🙂 Here’s a closer look:
And you can finally see the Wink of Stella! Gotta have some sparkles! I thought it needed a bit more of the vibrant pink so I added a few sequins for an extra pop of color.
Since it is the Fusion Card Challenge‘s 2nd Anniversary, we decided to each invite a guest designer to play along with us and provide even more inspiration for you! My guest designer is Sandy Mathis.
She is an amazing card maker, posting one fresh and innovative card after another. I am so inspired by her work! And today’s card is another beauty!!
I adore the splashes of green alongside the bright and cheerful flowers. The flowers have been die cut for added visual interest and the addition of the soft blue color in the background really makes everything pop. And the coloring? Too cute! I will have to use her technique on my next flower card! Please hop on over to Stamp with Sandy to see all the details and to leave her some love 🙂 A big thank you to Sandy for sharing your art with us this week at the Fusion Card Challenge!
The rest of the team and their guest designers have created beautiful cards for your inspiration, I have provided links to make visiting them super easy. We would love to see your creations over in the gallery!!
The Fusion Card Challenge Design Team:
- Julia Aston
- Katie Brooks
- Brandi Hall
- Lyndal Higgins
- Jeanne Jachna
- Karren Johnson
- Betty Juchum
- Deanne Kay
- Lynn Mangan
- Sandie Munro
- Stephanie Serevin
- Michelle Lupton
- Kimberly Wiener
- Michelle Williams
Thank you so much for visiting me today!
Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White by Papertrey Ink; Basic Black by Stampin’ Up!
Pattern Paper: Everyday by Avery Elle
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Doodle Buds by Wplus9
Dies: Stitched Mini Scallop Oval Dies by MFT Stamps; Doodle Buds by Wplus9
Tools: ShinHan Touch Twin Brush Markers
Embellishments: Wink of Stella, various sequins