Monday, January 20, 2014

Fusion Card Challenge: Fusion #2

After dealing with my two girlies who have had the flu for a few days, I decided to get my craft on this weekend.  I came across the Fusion Card Challenge and decided to play along this time around.

Here is the sketch/photo inspiration:

And here is the card I made:

Yellow isn't one of my favorite colors, so it was different for me to work with for this challenge.  I am so happy with the way the card turned out, though.  I used my gray ink pad and a water pen to do the shading on the jar and used four different Paper Smooches sets.  For the jar and flowers, I used Crystal Clear; I used part of the "Love" sentiment from Warm Hearts and the heart from Word Salad to make the word "Love"; I used the happy anniversary sentiment and letters from the deepest sympathy stamp from Good Gab to create the rest of the sentiment.  I learned of a stamp masking technique from a Paper Smooches video Savannah O'Gwynn put together.  Stamp masking is NO JOKE.  I started over four times before I finally got this to look the way I wanted it.  It's tedious but man is it cool to be able to create your own sentiment from bits and pieces of a bunch of other stamps!

I will also be linking this up to this week's Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge: Anything Goes.  Because, why not, right?

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time...



  1. I love the card! And I'm totally jealous of your stamping skills!

  2. Your jar of flowers is SO pretty! Thanks for playing with Fusion!

  3. Love the bright yellow twinr on ur jar with pretty flowers :) Thank you sharing with us at Fusion!!

  4. Love your take on the sketch, Christine. Great card. Thanks for playing along with us in the Fusion card challenge and hope to see you again.

  5. This is gorgeous! Love the paper in the background, those sweet flowers and that cool twine. And fabulous job on the sentiment - I'd never have guessed you pieced it together!

  6. Cristine, your card is so pretty and so beautifully executed! Congratulations on the well-deserved Fusion HM honor!! Hugs, Darnell


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