FUSION Easter Bunny Challenge
FUSION is a fun challenge because there are choices: use the sketch, use the photo, or combine the two. Both the sketch and the Easter bunny wreath inspired me for this challenge. After I figured out the easiest way to do this sketch challenge, I made four cards out of the different Whole Lot of Lovely DSP papers.
Here’s my favorite out of the four cards:
I like this card because of the bold Tranquil Tide embossed base and the coordinating DSP. The patterns in the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP stack are either soft (Pool Party, Powder Pink, etc.) or bold (Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Tranquil Tide, Crushed Curry, etc). All of the patterns are a lot of fun to use.
Here’s the FUSION Easter Bunny challenge:
Here are the other three cards I created:
Finally tried folding the DSP back diagonally
I’ve seen many, many cards on Pinterest that had the DSP folded back on the front of the card, but I’d never tried it before (at least I can’t remember if I have). I resorted to this when my geometry skills failed me while trying to make nesting triangles, and the fold were MUCH easier.
In the group of three cards, there’s one using the same DSP as my favorite, but the difference is the base color. I used the new basketweave TIEF on Pool Party, and flipped the piece of DSP over. It’s a much softer look than the Tranquil Tide base. I used the leaves TIEF to emboss the Pear Pizazz, Tangerine Tango, and Tranquil Tide bases. If you haven’t gotten any of these TIEF folders, you owe it to yourself to do so! Thankfully, the basketweave TIEF is carrying over into the new catalog.
Stitched Shapes and Layering Circles die sets
I really think one of my most used die sets are the Stitched Shapes dies, followed closely by the Layering Circles dies. Both these sets combined to create my small and sweet sentiment base. I also used a coordinating Stamping Write marker to outline the stitched ditch on the Whisper White circles. I really like the effect of emphasizing the ditch because, with a fast glance, the “stitching” looks real.
Mini-dimensionals provided just enough of a pop to give the sentiment some dimension. The colored cardstock has one regular dimensional and three mini ones (to accomodate the different layers of paper at the point). Then I decided to use the enamel shapes in the corners of the folds to mimic buttons, or snaps.
The sentiment is from the retired Circle of Spring stamp set. I was surprised when I realized that this is the only stamp I have that says anything about spring. Maybe that means I need to get more stamp sets??
I hope I’ve inspired you to try the FUSION challenge, which is usually weekly but is a two week challenge this time to allow for Easter.
Have a Peachy Day!