Thursday, February 13, 2014

Fusion Card Challenge - February 13th

It's Thursday again - and time for a new Fusion Challenge.  Let's take a look!  We've gone all springy with the butterflies in the inspiration photo!

I was inspired to create my birthday card using both the photo and the sketch this week.  I'm trying to use 'stuff' I already have in my craft room - and this butterfly paper by Basic Grey needed to come off the shelf!
The 'birthday' die is from PTI and I was able to manipulate it into a fun curve since some of the letters are only connected by a small piece.  The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch that I covered with Glossy Accents to give it a nice shine.   I wasn't sure what color to pull from the DP for my butterfly - so I also punched a grey and a black one.  Since I chose the Terrecotta Tile color for the front - I used the other two butterflies on the inside of my card.
Here are links to the rest of the Design Team - please visit them to see their Fusion Inspired cards!
We hope you will join us by making an inspired card and linking it over at Fusion!
Stamps: Happy - partial stamping of Happy Birthday stamp - Amuse,  inside Birthday Centers - Cornish Heritage Farms.
Paper:  Vintage Cream, Terrecotta Tile - PTI, Basic Grey - SU, DP Basic Grey Ambrosia
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Wonderful Words - Birthday die - PTI, winter blend sequins - Avery Elle, Glossy Accents - Ranger, Herringbone Embossing Folder - Provo Craft. Butterfly punch - Martha Stewart. 

21 comments:

~amy~ said...

yeah for using what you have...this would be great as a masculine card too! awesome!

Sindhu said...

Great card Julia! Love it totally!

Joni nina Andaya said...

What a Beautiful card Julia!!!

Deepti said...

I love ur colors, stunning and different :)

Betty Wright said...

This is fantastic! You totally rocked the inspiration! Great card, Julia!

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely card. Great color combo!

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous card Julia - LOVE this paper!

Jingle said...

Such a beautiful card! I love that patterned paper!

*Vicki* said...

Hello friend! :) This is a really beautiful design Julia!! I love how you've made up the butterfly! I will be following along with this challenge for sure!! Hope you're doing well! HUGS

Stamping With Bibiana said...

love the paper and the die cut it is perfect!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Warmly,
Bibiana

Ellen Taylor said...

gorgeous take on the sketch! Love those butterflies!! Happy heart day!

Mary Marsh said...

love this card Julia-the dp is beautiful and I love how you curved the birthday die cut-hope you are doing well-tomorrow is my weigh in at the gym

wienerhoneymooners said...

So Lovely!!! Love that you took special care of the inside too!!!

Cathy Weber said...

Love the finished inside and out of your card Julia...that butterfly patterned paper couldn't have been any better for this week's sketch...almost identical to the photo!

Bev Gerard said...

What a fun way to manipulate the die cut 'birthday'!! Clever and creative!

Lesley Croghan said...

Stunning!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...this is just beautiful. love those colors and those sweet butterflies!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

love the colors on this and this is such a great guy card and yet has butterflies!

Tracey McNeely said...

Julia this is gorgeous!!

Laura Davis said...

Lovely card!
Laura

Shirley said...

Your whole card is wonderful. Love your butterflies and the sequins too! A fun and yet pretty card! SPRING!!!

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