Warm Autumn Wishes – Fusion Card Challenge

Hello! I’m happy to share with you that I am now a designer for the Fusion Card Challenge! This fun challenge gives you, the artist, three different options!

Warm Autumn Wishes - Fusion Card Challenge

Let the either the photo or the sketch inspire you, or go all out and use both!

I’m an overachiever so I tried to use both 🙂 I say ‘tried’ because I didn’t manage to use both completely:

Warm Autumn Wishes - Fusion Card Challenge

I flipped the sketch and then tried to emulate the colors in the photo. I didn’t quite get that pretty soft greenish color in there, mine’s a bit darker, but overall, I am pleased!

Warm Autumn Wishes - Fusion Card Challenge I used a new-to-me technique that I ran across recently. I used a wadded up tissue to pick up ink from my ink pad and apply it to my stamp. You can see how I added a bit of a darker tone to my pumpkins, above. The tissue gives a softer look than direct ink, or using the rock-n-roll method.

Warm Autumn Wishes - Fusion Card Challenge I used this technique again on my leaf (above), I love the look I achieved and hope that with practice I can get even better results. I would love to know if you try this technique and whether or not you are pleased with it!

The wonderful Fusion Card Challenge design team has created some fabulous cards to inspire you this week, so be sure to stop by and check them out! Thanks for stopping by!

Wishing you joy and blessings!

Products Used:

Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White and Spring Moss by PTI

Pattern Paper: Green – Unknown; Orange – Blink of an Eye by My Mind’s Eye

Ink: Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Terracotta Tile, Spring Moss and Simply Chartreuse by PTI

Stamps:  Pumpkin Patch and Leave It Be by PTI

Dies: Pumpkin Patch and Leave It Be by PTI; Pierced Rectangle STAX by MFT Stamps; and Envelope Liner Die by Stampin’ Up!

Tools:  MISTI

Embellishments: Neutral Candy Dots by Stampin’ Up!


  1. karrenj says:

    Welcome to the team, Shannon! It’s great to be “working” with you again. Your card is gorgeous – I love the effect on the leaf, I must give that a try myself.

  2. Sandy M says:

    I love the colors and the fun shapes of the pumpkins, Shannon! FYI for some reason I am no longer getting your posts on Blogger.

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