Hello, my crafty friends, and thanks for stopping by! Today I’m going to share with you a card I made for the current Fusion Card Challenge. With this challenge you can either play with the sketch, play with the picture inspiration, or fuse it and play with both. I’ve only done one other card with this challenge blog but I really like the concept. I’ve linked to their challenge above if you would like to play along. Let’s jump into the card I made for it. This time I decided to just play with the photo inspiration.
First I took my stamp, the ‘Brandi Girl’ stamp from Unity Stamp Co., and put it in my MISTI. I took the foam insert out because the stamp is a foam red rubber stamp. I then placed a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth in the bottom left corner and lined my stamp up. Once I had that, I took my Gina K. Amalgam Ink in Black and stamped the image. I then took it out and got to work coloring it. To color the image I used my Prismacolor Premier colored pencils. Instead of using my Gamsol to blend the colors, I used my new Prismacolor Colorless Blending pencil. Keep your eyes peeled for a comparison in the next few weeks.
After I was done coloring the image, I got to work on the sentiment. I used the ‘You Are Enough’ sentiment from the ‘Patience Girl’ stamp set from Unity Stamp Co. I wiped the area down with an Inkadinkadoo embossing bag so the embossing powder wouldn’t stick to where I didn’t want it. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark embossing ink and then sprinkled the Nuvo Embossing Powder in Soft Lilac and then tapped off the excess and heat set it with my Wagner Heat Tool.
Before I added anything else to the image, I wanted the card front adhered to the card base. I took my 1/2″ Scor Tape and put it all along the outside perimeter of the card front. I then used my craft blade to peel off the backing and I applied it to the card base.
On the inside I stamped a sentiment from the ‘Lauren Girl’ stamp set from Unity Stamp Co. I stamped the sentiment with the Orchid ink from Hero Arts. The color lightened a bit as it dried, it doesn’t look as dark as it does in the picture.
For the finishing touch, I added gems to the card. I sprinkled them throughout. I used gems from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards in the Bridal and Grape mix. I attached them using my Ranger Multi Medium Matte, which is my go to adhesive for applying gems and sequins to my cards. It’s got a nice strong hold.
Here is the final card. What do you think? I’m really pleased with how the card came out. I like the combination of the light pink and the light grey. I love using the Unity Stamp Co. stamps, I need to make a point to use them more often. Some people find the lack of a face a bit unnerving though.
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