Fusion Christmas Card – TBT

I’m so excited. I found a new challenge site to participate in.  Fusion provides a picture and a sketch. http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/The submission can use either of these to inspire a card or both – the “fusion”.  I attempted a Fusion card based on this image and sketch combination.

The image is what initially caught my eye.  The pop of red against an almost monochromatic background with lots of textures.  I decided to use the striped part of the chair, and the pillow as my primary elements for my fusion card.

Stampin Up Corrugated ChristmasI started with a base of Thick Very Vanilla.  On top of that I used a layer of Gray Granite that I embossed with the Corrugated dynamic embossing folder in the Holiday catalog.  I used Real Red with some ribbon from my stash to create the pillow element.

The three elements in the sketch on the right gave me the opportunity to add a small sentiment and include some greenery like the pillow had.  I used the retired Trim Your Stocking dies to cut the leaves. The sentiment is from the retired Merry Cafe set.  I used a 1-3/8″ circle punch and the 1-1/2″ circle punch to cut out the sentiment layers.

I added some Wink of Stella to the holly leaves because I have to have some sparkle, especially for a Christmas Card.

I look forward to playing with the Fusion chalenges again in the near future.

 

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Treats for the Paper Players

The Paper Players blog challenge pp419I think it’s been too long since I’ve done a challenge! Today I have a clean and simple (CAS) card for The Paper Players Clean and Simple Challenge: PP419.  A CAS card is always a challenge for me.  I looked at my stamp inventory —yes I inventory all of my stamps so I know what I have—and perhaps it was the hour. Or the holiday weekend. But the only thing that struck me as sweet was a big glass of white wine.  Maybe I should have skipped the second piece of pie before I tackled this challenge?

Stampin' Up Takeout Treats and Half Full

For my card, I used the Half Full stamp set along with the Takeout Treats stamp set. The card is on a base of Thick Whisper White. A festive piece of DSP adds a nice wintery touch.  I stamped the two glasses of wine, the bottle with the holly, and the candy in Memento ink. This is the ink to use when you’re going to get out the Stampin’ Blends and do some coloring.  To add a bit of holiday sparkle, I used the Champagne Mist and Vegas Gold shimmer paints to highlight the wine and candies respectively.

The sentiment is from Takeout Treats and is heat embossed with Copper to match the DSP. This looks like the perfect treat for decorating the tree tonight.  Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend, and a big thank you to The Paper Players for keeping me challenged!

 

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Christmas Traditions TBT with Paper Players

I’m playing with the Paper Players again today.  They had a wonderful sketch challenge this week.

Paper Players 416 Sketch Challenge

It inspired me to work with the Dashing Along DSP again.  Christmas Traditions TBTIt’s retired, hence the #TBT post.  But it was ideal for the concept I had in my head to use the Striped Burlap Ribbon and finally get out the stamps from the Christmas Traditions Punch Box.

I used Crumb Cake for the card base to coordinate with the ribbon.  I added a layer of Garden Green embossed with the Basket Weave dynamic embossing folder. The color coordinates with the DSP and the embossing added texture.  The DSP is two sides of the same sheet of paper.  I wanted the layers to stand out a little so I mounted them on slightly larger Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

The sentiment is stamped in Garden Green and punched with the Christmas Traditions punch and mounted on the card with Dimensionals.  Nothing too fancy, but I am happy with the result.  Thanks to the Paper Players for a great sketch!

 

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