Thursday, February 4, 2016

Fusion Feb 4th - Paper Hearts

There's a new Fusion Challenge just posted over at the Fusion Card Challenge blog!   You can make it a Valentine - or not - check out the inspiration for this week!
I recently 'discovered' some lovely water color vellum hiding in my craft room and thought it would be perfect for my card.  I punched 2 sizes of hearts, layering the smaller over the larger and sewing them together in a row leaving threads at the beginning and at the end.
I made 3 cards - using different patterned paper on each.  I folded up the sides of the smaller hearts to give depth to the card.
I  cut panels using PTI's Tipped Tops die out of both patterned paper and white card stock and layered them together for strength.  I adhered the strings from the hearts on the back of the panel at top and bottom - and then layered the panel onto the cardbase with foam dots.
To finish them off - I added some white and clear sequins.
So I was inspired by the photo  this week!  What inspires you this fortnight - the hearts, the stars, the sketch? 

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.
Check out the Fusion Card Challenge Blog - to see all of the Design Teams projects and to link up your card! 
Here also are links to the talented Design Team blogs!

Julia Aston - me!

Paper:  Watercolor Vellum - Making Memories, White and DP Textstyle Raspberry Fizz Mix - PTI
Accessories:  Medium Heart Punch - EK Success, Small heart punch - Marvy Uchida, foam dots, Tipped Tops Die - PTI, sewing machine, white thread, Sequins - Shaker Mix Vanilla Frost - Waltzingmouse.


~amy~ said...

These are sooo fun Julia!

Pamellia said...

Fabulous card Julia! I would have been weary of that inspiration photo, but you really captured the spirit of it, and made a beautiful card! hugs :)

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous! These are so pretty, Jo x

Redanne said...

Oh very clever Julia! All of the cards look wonderful! Hugs, Anne xx

sandie said...

Awesome collection of cards, love the different backgrounds and wow to the stitiching!

Becca Cruger said...

Such sweeeeet valentines! Love the vellum hearts. They're all similar but they each have their own personality.

Annette Allen said...

i love your take on this challenge.. loving all the hearts..

Brenda Brown said...

Love the way you have sewn the hearts and created such pretty cards. xx

Katie Ann Brooks said...

these are lovely, the stitching is perfect!

sannalippert said...

such a pretty card!!!

Deb said...

Wonderful cards Julia, love the layers and the sewing! Deb xo

Mona Pendleton said...

Super cute cards Julia! Love the various trio of stitched hearts!

Karren said...

These cards are so pretty, Julia! Your stitched hearts look fabulous and I particularly love the one with the text background.

SewPaperPaint said...

These are all so pretty! What a great design!

Words and Pictures said...

Another really clever design - how well it works with each variation. Love the stitching detail.
Alison xx