We’ll Walrus Be Friends for the Fusion Challenge

Which Stamp Set is More Adorable?

When my holiday catalog pre-order arrived yesterday, the absolutely adorable We’ll Walrus Be Friends stamp set was in the box as well.  Personally, I am not sure which set is cuter, Over the Moon or this one.  It really doesn’t matter, though, because I now have both sets.  I really wanted to start stamping as soon as I opened the box.  However, I forced myself to put most of the items away before I started.  I thought a basically monochromatic Seaside Spray card would work when playing along with this week’s Fusion challenge.

Here’s the Fusion challenge banner:

I love the simplicity of the sketch, but also love the cascading family hands.  Therefore, I decided to incorporate an additional layer in my card.

Here’s my card:

The Process

I don’t have the High Seas 3D embossing folder, yet, since it is on backorder.  However, I thought this pattern of the In Color DSP would work well.  I must say, even my husband thought it worked well for a water effect.

The walrus on ice stamp seemed to fit the panel I wanted to use, especially since I’d used the largest Stitched Nested Die Labels.  Obviously, I cut the tops off after I used the straight line of stitching.  I found out that it would be much, much easier to use the straight line of stitches by temporarily securing it to the cropped die using a Post-it note.

Even with using the largest two dies, the walrus’ ice didn’t fit on the white panel.  Therefore, I stamped on the white panel, then also stamped on the Seaside Spray panel.  Using the Stamparatus with the grid paper made the process of lining everything up so easy!

I colored the walrus with the Smoky Slate blends combo, and used with my new Seaside Spray blends combo to color the ice.  While I did stamp a complete walrus/ice on the bottom banner, I only needed to color in the ends of the ice.  At this point, I realized I forgot to order the full size dimensionals so I now have less than one sheet of them.  I used the dimensionals to pop up the white banner then glued the rest of the layers into place.  

Not Quite Done

I was very happy that I had ordered the holiday Seaside Spray ribbon, and it helped hid my cropping issues at the top of the Seaside Spray banner.  Ribbon that can also add bling ~ yes, please.  

I looked at what I thought I had finished for a day and finally thought I needed to add a little something.  The Stamping Blends easily color the Pearl Jewels, so I pulled out the Seaside Spray dark blend.  I  colored five of the smallest pearls and let them sit to dry.  Believe me, you need to let colored pearls dry completely, let my lesson learned help you.

As always, I decorated the envelope flap with another Seaside Spray pattern from the In Color DSP.  I finished the envelope with a quick stamp of another walrus stamp.  Now, I can say this is done. 

Thank you for stopping by today to check out We’ll Walrus Be Friends for this week’s Fusion challenge.  

Happy a Peachy day!

Sue

Supply List:

We’ll Walrus Be Friends, item # 149367

Seaside Spray combo blends, item # 149569

In Color DSP 2019 – 2021, item # 149617

Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad, item # 132708

Pearl Basic Jewels, item # 144219

Dimensionals, items #104430

Seaside Spray cardstock, item # 150883

Whisper White cardstock, item # 100730

You Know You Want to …….

If you would like to order this fabulous stamp set today and live in the U.S. please CLICK HERE to be connected to my store.  With just a few simple supplies, you, too, can create fabulous cards, and I would be honored to help you do so.  Be sure to check out two of the kits featured in the annual catalog, since they are all inclusive.   The first kit is the Poppin’ Birthday Past Kit, item 152024.  The second kit is the Looking Up Card Kit, item 149651.

   

          

A Whole Lot of Lovely for the FUSION Easter Bunny challenge

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!