Just swinging by with another card inspired by a challenge. Today’s card was inspired by the latest Fusion Card Challenge, Fusion – Fruit!
This was a fun card to make! A good challenge too! The Fusion Card Challenge features a sketch and a photo. You can draw inspiration from the sketch or the photo… or both. It’s really up to you.
For my card, I drew a little inspiration from both the sketch and the photo. I used the sketch as the basis for my design. I did rotate it, making it vertical rather than horizontal. The photo inspiration was there, although I guess one could argue was a bit weak, but I did purposely use critters with watermelon (from the Sealiously Sweet stamp set from Sunny Studio) because of the photo.
To make the little fussy cut critters stand out, I sponged a little black ink underneath them. I also added a few stamped hearts (stamped with a heart from the Beach Babies set) and white dots.
The rest of the card features a dry embossed background (created with a folder from Sunny Studio), as well as a few patterned paper scraps and a sentiment strip (stamped with the Fabulous Flamingos set, which really is fabulous, in my personal opinion)!
So that’s what I have for you. A big thanks to the Fusion Card Challenge crew for the challenge. It was a really nice way to get to my creative juices flowing today. Thanks, guys!
Be back again later, gators.
Back again with another challenge card. This time Ashley and I are challenging each other to make Thinking of You cards.
The idea behind this challenge? We wanted to do something in the spirit of Happy Mail and make cards to send to our friends and loved ones. (By the way, my friends, Jennifer McGuire and Kimberly Crawford, both do a FANTASTIC job of encouraging card makers all the time to send out their stamped cards! You should check them out. Jennifer’s motto is “Share Handmade Kindness” and encourages others all the time, while Kimberly encourages folks to “Mail It Monday” and get those cards out. Not to mention, both are always sharing their creativity!)
Anyway, back to the card.
I created this sweet little scene with some stamps from Ink Blot Shop’s Billy Silly Goats stamp set. Such a fun set with so many adorable goats. (It’s available through Ink Blot Shop, as well as Simon Says Stamp!)
I created the background by sponging some green and yellow ink on cardstock. Then I stamped the little scene. I also sponged a little black ink below the goats to ground them, so to speak. (Oh yeah, and I added some color to the fence, hearts and flowers with markers.)
I stamped the goats a second time on another piece of paper, colored them in with markers and fussy cut them out with my scissors. I used 3D Foam Squares to adhere them to my card so they’d pop up… and really stand out.
I completed the card by adding some extra details with liquid dots, a strip of patterned paper and a stamped sentiment. I think it turned out pretty good, if I do say so myself.
Alright! Be sure to swing by Ashley’s first take on the challenge. It’s amazing.
See you again soon. Thank you, as always, for stopping by!