Simply Said – Fusion Card Challenge Woodgrain Neutral

Hi friends! It’s time for a new challenge at the Fusion Card Challenge! The photo inspiration is much different this time. Last time we had bright colors with flowers and this time we have a much different feel to the flowers:

Simply Said - Fusion Card Challenge Woodgrain Neutral

I love the rustic feel to everything in the photo. I had an idea pop into my head but what I created turned out a bit differently than I had imagined!

Simply Said - Fusion Card Challenge Woodgrain Neutral

My first thought was to find a pattern paper to mimic the black and white polka dots, which I did. But I also pulled out a wood grain pattern as well as a floral. Even though the inspiration photo doesn’t really have much color, I couldn’t seem to help myself 🙂


  • I stayed true to the sketch and used stitched dies on every piece. It’s there at the edges of the black and white background paper, around the floral pattern, the bit of green popping up as well as the oval. I find the stitching a wonderful way to add a bit of texture to my projects.
  • I pulled the colors for my bouquet from the pattern paper, ending up using inks from several different companies.
  • I wasn’t sure how I wanted to layer the flowers so I decided to just lay all of the stamps out onto white card stock and stamped them all in one color. I cleaned the stamps off, moved them on the card stock, and inked them all up in the next color. The MISTI made this process so quick and easy, as well as allowing me to re-stamp to get a fully stamped image.
  • I don’t dies for this stamp set so I ran the whole sheet of stamped images through my Brother ScanNCut and it cut them all out for me…I’m really enjoying all of the new tools on the market for stampers and scrappers! I thought I would share some photos of the process:


  • After arranging the flowers and stamping the sentiment, I added two banners to the floral pattern, tying in both the background and envelope print.Simply Said - Fusion Card Challenge Woodgrain Neutral

I added Wink of Stella to the flower centers and a few random spots. And of course, I finished the inside (this is my goal this year…to finish the of my cards while I still have the stamps out!

Simply Said - Fusion Card Challenge Woodgrain Neutral

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: The Story of Us by Simple Stories

Ink: Artichoke by The Stamps of Life; River Rock, Baked Brown Sugar (retired), Delightful Dijon by Stampin’ Up!; Fog, Smoke, Slate, And Stone by Simon Says Stamp

Stamps:  Filled with Joy (flowers) and Rustic Wreath (random background dots) by by Papertrey Ink; Peaceful Wildflowers (sentiment), Blueprints 23 (scallop edge), Vertical Stitched Strips (floral pattern piece) Fishtail Flags: Stitched (banners) by MFT Stamps; and finally Stitched Mats: Rectangles by Lil ‘Inker

Dies: Stitched Mini Scallop Oval Dies by MFT Stamps

Tools:  Brother CutNScan

Embellishments: Wink of Stella

Simply Said - Fusion Card Challenge Woodgrain Neutral


  1. Sandie says:

    Amazing Shannon. I really like the colours of your flowers and didn’t realise you had taken them from the DSP, now I realise why the card just seems to blend perfectly. That scan toy looks fun but I bet it is expensive? Gorgeous card x

    • Shannon Jaramillo says:

      Thanks Sandie!! Expensive is a relative term, lol. It might be expensive but when you think of all the money saved on purchasing dies, it doesn’t seem that expensive anymore 🙂

  2. KarrenJ says:

    This is beautiful, Shannon! The flowers look gorgeous in those colors and you’re pushing me one step closer to the Scan n Cut! I have a Silhouette and find it doesn’t often give a nice cut, so I never use it. Such a waste, I know!

    • Shannon Jaramillo says:

      Thank you Karren! I have a Silhouette too and never use it. Pretty much, if I can’t figure out how to operate a machine with little or no instruction, it won’t be happening! lol

  3. Kathy says:

    What a lovely card! Great take on the inspiration, thanks for the info on the Brother SNC2 which I just learned about the other day.

  4. Jeanne J. says:

    This is beautiful! Love all the pretty flowers – and smart to use your scanner/cutter – some times that fussy cutting takes all the fun out of crafting! Not for you !! 🙂

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