Doodle Buds – Fusion Card Challenge 2nd Anniversary!

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:

Cheerful Flowers

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:

Doodle Buds - Fusion Card Challenge 2nd Anniversary!

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:

Doodle Buds - Fusion Card Challenge 2nd Anniversary!

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.

Cheerful FlowersShe 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!!

Doodle Buds - Fusion Card Challenge 2nd Anniversary!

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:

Thank you so much for visiting me today!

Products Used:

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


  1. sandym says:

    Shannon, you are so kind. Thank you for asking me to participate in this challenge and for featuring my card on your blog. I have to say you are the one who inspires me! Your card is stunning. I love the gingham on the bottom half of the card, and your coloring is amazing. Big hugs 🙂

  2. Sandie says:

    Your card is gorgeous and I can see why it was hard to use up this paper. It is gorgeous. You are right to be pleased with your flowers, your colouring is spot on. Off to see Sandy now x

  3. snipnsisters says:

    Loved both cards today. I see why you invited Sandy as your guest. Your card is wonderful too, Shannon. I love the stitched ovals too. Thanks for the great inspiration from both of you.

  4. SonjaK says:

    Oh what a BEAUTIFUL card! I love the color arrangement and your design. And I understand so well why it was hard for you to use up that wonderful PP but it was absolutely worth it! The card looks so pretty with it!

    • Shannon Jaramillo says:

      Thank you Claire!! And thanks for letting me know my card was picked!! Great news to wake up to this morning! xx

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