Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fusion Card Challenge #2 - A Sunny Happy Birthday

**This is my second post for today...for my Four of a Kind Blog Hop, please scroll down to the next post**

I am here today to share a card I made for the second week of the newly re-vamped Fusion Card Challenge.  The first challenge was a huge success with 85 players and so many fabulous and creative cards...I pinch myself every day when I realize how lucky I am to be a part of such a fun challenge group.  Have you seen the favorite cards from Challenge #1 yet?  They were posted just a short while ago over on the Fusion Card Challenge Blog.  Here's a link for you to take a peek at the winners...right after you take a look at the sketch and inspiration photo for Challenge #2 of course!

First up...the sketch and photo inspiration for Fusion Card Challenge #2:
The best part of the Fusion challenge is that you can use either the sketch, the photo or "fuse" them together and make a project using them both.  Aren't those beautiful flowers and a fabulous woodgrain background?  Here's the card I made based on both the sketch and the photo.

This week, not only was I inspired by the sketch, but I also loved the gray, white and yellow colors of the inspiration photo.  I dug out my Simple Stories "Snap" patterned papers and several dies and stamps from Lil Inker Designs and before long had a cheery birthday card all ready to go the next time I need one in a hurry.  The cute stitched sun is from Lil Inker's Sunshine Die (Large) and the clouds are from the Rainbows and Clouds Die Set cut four times, scored down the middle and popped up with dimensional foam. Do you see the cute faux stitching on the dark gray circle?  It's a Stitched Mat Circle die from Lil Inker, and the stitching matches those on the sun, clouds and sentiment strip.   The sentiments are from Sun Sentiments Stamp Set and are stamped on a piece of the Gift Bow Topper Die.  Ready for more inspiration?  The Fusion Design Team have all created projects designed to tempt you to play along with us!

Would you like to play along with the Fusion Challenge?   Don't forget you have two weeks to play and the challenge ends on January 28th at noon PST.   I can't wait to see what you come with!  Just in case you are new to the Fusion Card are the rules:

How to play:
1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.
5. Please read the other considerations on the Our Rules Page before playing along.


Jeanne J. said...

So crisp and clean looking Cathy! The grey and yellow are beautiful together. I love that accordion sunshine.. and swoon... that stitching next to the stitched clouds and sentiment label. Oh yes.. the yellow inked sentiment too!

Tracey McNeely said...

Cathy your card is fabulous, I love your combination of LI dies but perfect for Fusion!!

Deepti said...

Cathy when I first saw your card... I was like wow, I can't come anyway close to this perfection :) I am totally in love with ur beautiful card :)

Darnell said...

Excellent DT card for Fusion #2, Cathy! They knew what they were doing when they asked you to be a part of the team!! Hugs, Darnell

Unknown said...

You have been busy today too...Two posting kinda day for me too :) I love how you stitched the two pieces together. Such a cute cute card!

Geri said...

This card is perfection, Cathy! Striking and cheery...and the dies look gorgeous together!

Sharron said...

STUNNING! Your layered sun and fun clouds look fantastic and I love the grays with yellow accents!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Lovely, love the clouds and sunshinyness!!!! Love all the Lil' inkers goodness here!!

Greta said...

Hi Cathy, Thanks for your visit--so sweet of you! What a fabulous card--I just sat here staring at it! Love the colors so am hoping to get an entry made for the challenge.

Kim Heggins said..., this is amazing! I love what you did with those colors...that sun is so bright, love all the layers. Your stitching is perfect too...sweet birthday card.

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous card, these colours are fantastic and love the fun bright sun.

Being Mrs Miles said...

Hi Cathy,

Your card works for total FUSION!

I love sunshines - oh how I DO - so your card is a hit with me.


Lynn said...

Cathy, you are rocking the die cuts...this card is so fun...I love the colors and how you interpreted the sketch is awesome!

Lyndal said...

LOVE your gorgeous Lil Inker die cuts Cathy - just PERFECT!!

Lyndal said...

LOVE your gorgeous Lil Inker die cuts Cathy - just PERFECT!!

Jen W. said...

How did I not see this before? I LOVE this! The different shades of grey, that polka dot sun and those yummy pearls! This rocks! And big congrats on joining the team at The Card Concept! They are lucky to have your talent. :)

Laura Davis said...

Super creative!

Claire Grantham said...

Cathy, I love everything about your card..the details are amazing..The stitching reminds me that I should go back to using my machine on cards. Cx

Laura Pryor said...

This is amazing, Cathy and I am LOVING your new blog design!!!! SO GREAT! Really fresh!!!!
Nice going!