Monday, 8 April 2013

Couple of cards

There's a new blog on the block called Fusion Card Challenge, where there are 2 designs or themes which may be used separately or as the name implies... fused together.
This card is the latter for Challenge#1
I have taken both the sketch and the inspiration colours to make this simple Get Well card.
My zig-zags are somewhat as nature intended and the colours a reference to the flowers in the photo.
My second card follows a fab technique which I saw on the CASe Study challenge.
 There is a superb tutorial to follow here, by the Guest muse JJ Bolton. On looking back I think that this card would have been more effective if the letters had been mounted on dimensionals instead of directly onto the card, which does not give as much relief.
I started simply with just one stamp, but may get a little more adventurous and try something a little more complex in time.
The basic premise is that you stamp an identical image or images onto two separate pieces of card and cut out the sentiment from one piece which is then superimposed onto the other. I guess it wouldn't have to be a sentiment in fact but any image/die-cut could be used in this way.
Here I used Stampin Up's image and Memory Box dies

These were both fun cards to make!

20 comments:

  1. I love those natural chevrons, Chrissie! And I like the understated dimension on your second card. Bravo you for trying the technique, I haven't tried it yet.

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  2. Great CAS cards Chrissie! So glad you joined us for our very first Fusion challenge!

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  3. Two beautiful cards, Chrissie. Super 'fusion' on the first one and the 2nd is stunning, very clever technique!
    Chris
    x

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  4. Love them both Chrissie. Super take on the fusion challenge and love the technique on the second. Can't wait to try both of these. x

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  5. Two very stunning cards - love the technique in the second one, must give that a go!
    Kath x

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  6. Those lady bugs are so sweet, Chrissie!

    Thanks for playing along with our first experiment at Fusion!

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  7. Two great cards Chrissie, love the bugs but I'm really taken by that technique in your 2nd card, so effective. I've got a list of techniques to try and now another one:)
    See you Saturday text me a time and place to meet:)
    Val x

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  8. Hi Chrissie
    Two fabulous cards..... See you and Val at Ally Pally on aSaturday.....hugs Sylvie xxx

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  9. Fantastic cards. I especially love your take on the sketch portion of the fusion challenge.

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  10. What a gorgeous card.


    Hugs Riet.xx

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  11. The ladybugs are fantastic Chrissie! Thank you so much for joining us at the first Fusion Hypothesis!

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  12. LOVE, LOVE your ladybug branch Chrissie - and you Case Study card looks fantastic too!
    So glad you joined in the fun of the first FUSION challenge :)

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  13. Awesome ladybug card...love how you were inspired!
    Thanks for playing with us at Fusion!
    P.S. fab thanks card too:)

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  14. I love how you were inspired with the first card Chrissie - it's perfect and what an amazing technique for the second. Thanks for the heads up about the new challenge. Vicky x

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  15. Great design to use a branch as your chevron element and those spots of colour as ladybirds is a fab idea. Love your take on the CASE card this week, such a stunning technique.
    Jenny x

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  16. I love your interpretation of the Fusion challenges!! So cool! That second card is awesome! I definitely want to try that technique!

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  17. That fusion card - awesome! Love how you transformed the flowers into Ladybugs :) and the second card is stunning - I fiddled around with that technique, too, it looks cool!

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  18. Two fabulous CAS cards! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week :)

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Thanks,
Chrissie