Thursday, July 3, 2014

Fusion Card Challenge - July 3rd

If you are looking for my eclectic Paperie ePlay challenge post 'Altered Bottles'- please scroll down!

Thank you all for participating in our last challenge when we joined up with Cas(e) this Sketch - what wonderful inspiring cards you all linked up!  We hope you will be equally inspired by our challenge this week!   Don't you just LOVE the blue and red colors here???!!  Or maybe you just really love the sketch?
Personally -  I have a lot of difficulty using a triangle -  so I'm afraid I just ran with the colors, flowers and stripes in the inspiration photo this time!
I stamped my Pinstripe Backgrounder stamp from Waltzingmouse in black ink on white cardstock - then I sponged the whole panel with Salty Ocean Distress Ink.  I cut the panel with my Stitched Mat Square die from Lil' Inker Designs and layered it onto a white card base.  I got out the Lil' Inker Spring Flowers Die set that I bought quite a while ago and sort of forgot I had (!) and boy - do I love how they look creased and layered!!  I put foam tape between each layer so they really pop up.  I added the sentiment from Whole Lotta Happy from WPlus9 on a  banner cut with my Stitched Sentiment flag die from Lil' Inker.  Then I just added some home made enamel dots (made from Perler Beads)

I can't wait to see how you interpret the challenge this week!   Here are links to see what the rest of the Design Team has created!

Stephanie Severin

Remember to link up your card over at the Fusion Card Challenge Blog

And I wish all those in the US - a happy safe 4th of July!  We'll be home watching the Boston Pops and fireworks on TV on the 4th -  and on the 5th we're traveling to Rhode Island to the wedding of my college roommate's son.  

and if you'd like some 4th of July crafty inspiration - click here to see all my past posts for the holiday!

Stamps:  Pinstripe Backgrounder - Waltzingmouse, Whole Lotta Happy - WPlus9
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy - PTI, Pacific Point - SU
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Salty Ocean
Accessories:  dies - Stitched Mat Squares, Stitched Sentiment Flag, Spring Flowers Die Set - Lil' Inkers Design, enamel dots - home made from Perler Beads.


Lynn said...

Boston Pops sounds fabulous! I love all the gorgeous die cuts you've used for your card Julia.

Redanne said...

Your card is beautiful Julia, very dramatic too - that flower die would make great poinsettia flowers for Christmas too I think. Hugs, Anne xx

~amy~ said...

Julia, I love your bold floral card...perfect!

Tracey McNeely said...

Julia I love your flowers and the blue striped background! Your day staying in and watching the Boston Pops and fireworks sound wonderful! Happy 4th

Katie Ann Brooks said...

gorgeous! I am guessing the background DP is flat but it gives an illusion of texture that I can almost touch! It is perfect!

Annette Allen said...

wow great color combo.. love the bold colors and those flowers are perfect..

Deepti said...

I love the bold colors of ur amazing card :)

Charlene said...

What a pretty card! I love those flowers!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...this is jam packed with so much gorgeous color and your flower, amazing. Happy 4th of July to you and your family.

KayM said...

Oh I just love this Julia! I love how you creased the flowers to add dimension! Beautiful card!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Stay safe Julia! YIKES! Your card is gorgeous! I love the beautiful blossoms! Hope you have a safe and fun 4th! Maybe have some inside crafting time :)

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Wonderful colors and fantastic flowers! Love your card!
Happy 4th of July, hugs, Karin

Stamping With Bibiana said...

great colors and just came back from watching fireworks here in the bay area (san francisco), hugs bibiana

Betty Wright said...

Love the dimension on those flowers! Very striking, indeed!


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