A quick posting for the wonderful Fusion Card Challenge. Last week was super busy so I didn't have time to post the cards that I created.....hopefully they will qualify a future challenge somewhere, sometime, some how.....sounds like the words from a West Side Story song!
Stamps from Island Paperie, HA and Flourishes. Distresses inks were used to stamp the plumeria flowers by stamping off on paper once. The die cuts are from MFT and SB.
This is the sketch/color combo that was used to create my card.
Well I had a few minutes to 'surf the net' this morning, minutes turn into hours and surfing turns into "new to me" challenges. I found the Fusions Card Challenge and thought I would give it a try....never met a challenge I didn't like so....off to the Butterfly Garden to make a card. For this particular challenge 'time was of the essence'...the link closed in 2 hours and 45 minutes.....YIKES...it usually takes me 2 hours to brain storm an idea. I just completed my card from 'start to finish' and have 1 hour and 18 ,17, 16 minutes left. How do some people do 10 minute challenges???
Stamps are PTI and Printworks, embossing folder is Sizzix and coloring was done with Copic markers. Foam tape was used under the leaves for a little dimension.
I fused the two challenges. What a wonderful 'new, innovative' way to get those creative juices flowing. Thanks for creating this 'new to me' challenge!!!
Lydal from "dreams & other realities" just introduced me to another 'new to me' challenge....it is called Catered Crop - recipies for papercrafting, the challenge is......Embossing - Make an Impression. Thanks, Lydal!!! If you haven"t been to either the Catered Crop or Lydals blog...please visit soon. Great inspiration on both of these blogs.
Calypso Coral and Blushing Bride are the two challenge colors this week at Dynamic Duos. At first glace I wasn't sure how to use these two colors together but the DT has supplied much need inspiration.
Dies are from Sizzix and Zyron Shapez, papers are from MME and the image was colored with Copic markers.
The floral part of the stamp was stamped twice so I could fussy cut four of the flowers and use dimensional tape under them. The vase was paper pieced'
Oh what fun it is to go through all of the dollar and bargain bin stuff treasures that I have accumulated. The Shopping our Stash challenge for this week is challenging us to use some of those thrifty treasures.
SB oval dies, PTI zig zag die and MFT doily die were used to create this card.
Some of the clearance flowers/leaves were colored with Copic markers. The double sided paper was $.14 and there is enough to make another card with some scraps left over..yea!!! I could probably make one card a week with my "treasures" and would finally use them up in the year 2016!!! Can't resist a bargain.
This week for the Timeless Tuesday Challenge, Deborah is challenging us to make a project for a "Wedding". I searched through my baskets of cards and realized that I didn't have any wedding cards....so...off to the drawing board to create one.
Dies from PTI, Sizzix and MFT were used for this card. The image and the die cut flower were colored with Copic markers.
Yellow acrylic paint was applied to the flower centers using a toothpick then glitter glue (dollar bin!!!) was added over the centers and on the edges of the die cut flower. Liquid pearls added the final touch on the embossed section and scattered around the floral image.
The ribbon was woven through the card on the front and the ribbon edges were concealed behind this circular floral image on the inside. This is one of those oops moments....forgot to add the highlighting behind the image and the glitter glue in the flower centers. Grrrr....don't you hate it when you take a photos, color correct it, crop it, add your watermark then when you post the photo you realize you forgot something? Oh well pretend that the missing items are there! By the time you read this the forgotten steps will be added.
***This card was a Diva Dynamo Challenge Winner***
The sun is shinning...and oh my what a difference that makes. The temperature is only in the high 40's....but did I mention...... "THE SUN IS SHINNING"!
The challenge this week at Dynamic Duos is to create a card using gray and black with the option of making it a masculine card. My binder containing 'Flourishes' stamps was already on the table, so I grabbed a masculine stamp and designed this card.
Sizzix embossing folder and dies, Fiskar edger, MS punch, scrap from my stash, Copic markers, glue pen, fine glitter, silver gel pen and a ultra fine line pen were used to create this card.
The challenge at The Paper Players this week is to design a CAS card. I am really lovin' these CAS cards!! They are much easier to create and they fit in a standard size envelope with standard postage....my kinda card!
Flourishes stamp, Cuttlebug embossing folder, various dye inks applied with pieces of Cut 'n Dry, bronze gel pen, black ultra fine liner, and Prisma Colored pencils were all used to create this card.