Thursday, April 24, 2014

Fusion Card Challenge - April 24th

I'm so excited - it's Thursday and time for a new Fusion Challenge!  I am in awe of how many of you participate in the challenges every other week -  I get such inspiration from everyone's take on it!  So here we are with a brand new challenge!  How bright and colorful is this?!
I just had to go literal with my card - since I purchased SO many of these colored straws from Michaels  after seeing Kelly's post of her picture ornaments here. (at $1 a pack, how could I leave them there??!  I haven't made the ornaments - yet....but I have all my supplies ready for when the spirit moves me!)  I used the Stripes Horizontal Cover Plate from PTI for the panel and cut the straws to fit inside each cut out accept for one - where I popped up the cut out piece stamped with the sentiment from Woot Woot by Cas-ual Friday Stamps.
I popped up the die cut panel with lots of foam tape and adhered the straws with ScorTape to be sure they'd stay stuck! You can see the raised panel and dimension the straws give the card from this side angle.  I refrained from adding any sequins or enamel dots - as I think this would be great as a guy card.
How are you inspired by this week's Fusion Challenge?  I can't wait to see your cards linked up in the Fusion Gallery!
I hope you will check out all of the DT's blogs linked below for some serious inspiration!


Sindhu
Stephanie Severin


I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Cut it Up -  a birthday card and use at least one die cut
Keep it Simple - Bright Sparks 

Less is More - Makes me smile (the colorful straws!)
Seize the Birthday -  anything goes.

Stamps:  Woot Woot - Casual Fridays
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Archival Watering Can
Accessories:  straws - Michaels, Stripes Horizontal Cover plate die - PTI, Scor Tape, foam tape 

28 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Awesome! Way to think way outside the box to make this fun and tactile card!

Cathy Weber said...

I have been loving this card for many weeks now in our gallery...just waiting until I could tell you how clever, how interesting, how creative your card is...today I can tell you! I LOVE this card and your brilliant idea. I love the coverplate as the base...this will be pinned by about a million people!

Annette Allen said...

what a fun way to use these straws.. totally love.. very creative

Jen W. said...

This rocks, Julia! Love the fun dimension and texture the straws provide! And I'm glad I'm not the only one who waits for the spirit to move me when it comes to new products. ;)

LeAnne said...

This is very cool, trendy & FUN!!!

Emily Keaton said...

How fun! I love how you used those pretty straws, Julia!

Betty Wright said...

Oh, my word! Nailed it! This is too cool and from straws at that!

Michelle said...

Julia, this card is fabulous! I love the clever simplicity. Like Cathy, I have been admiring it for weeks, and couldn't wait to tell you!

Lynn said...

This is so fun Julia. I love your literal take on the challenge!

Deepti said...

Woohoo!! Seeing ur card, I am so inspired to buy the straws too. Love how creatively you placed the straws into the grooves :)
U are always amazing !

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a cute card Julia! Love the colorful pixie stix!

wienerhoneymooners said...

SUPER fun, love this idea!!! So great!!

Kelly Griglione said...

Julia, I totally squealed (out loud, yes) when I first saw your card! So clever! You nailed the inspiration photo with all the strong colors mixed with white. AND, it looks amazing to boot. Can't wait to see your ornaments when you get inspired (I have totally missed the dollar straws at M's?!?)

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Really clever! What a great use of that die. The simplicity, bold colors, and substantiveness (is that a word?) of it really make this a perfect masculine card!!

Thanks for linking to our Birthday Card challenge at Cut it Up!
Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

~amy~ said...

super fun card! Love it!

Creative M said...

Super COOL! Totally fun!!
Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
*Crafting With Creative M*

Colleen said...

So very clever, such a fantastic card! Thank you for linking it up to STB!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Love. The. Straws. Brilliant!!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love this, Julia, great dimension and fun colors!!

Chrissie said...

Super card Julia!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Anne said...

Julia what a fun idea and card!
Thank you for joining us at Less is More.
Anne
LIM Designer

Sarah Gray said...

I love your card so much - I would never have thought to use straws on a card :)

Sue Lelli said...

OMGOSH! Those straws are a party on a card! Love it!

JoAnn said...

Wow, very creative. Love the colorful straws. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Kim Heggins said...

Love your take on this photo...just so fun.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

PS- forgot to say thank you for joining us at CIU!

Janet Perafan-Babar said...

oh wow! Absolutely love that you used the chevron straws in the negative space Julia!

Nancy said...

Love your card..and I will never look at straws as just straws again! Well done! Thanks for sharing this with us at Seize the Birthday!

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