Monday, 24 June 2013

Tropical Fusion...


After a busy couple of weeks prepping for classes, I had a bit of time on Saturday evening to have a play with some goodies, and the first card I made used the inspiration and sketch from this week's Fusion Card Challenge...

I translated the colours from the inspiration pic into Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Wild Wasabi for a very tropical-feely card...

I stamped the images from Summer Silhouettes on Whisper White, first inking them up with Versamark, then before stamping I inked with the classic ink pad. This means the ink stays sticky for long enough to emboss with clear EP. I also over-stamped the leaves with Versamark and double embossed (because the second stamping was slightly off-set it gave a cool highlight effect. After stamping and embossing I sponged over the top with Bermuda Bay ink, all over the Whisper White panel, then wiped off any excess ink. To get the mottled effect, I flicked water over the top and dabbed with a piece of paper towel... very cool effect hey?! (Thanks Hayley for the tutorial on ink-flicking at training... I adapted what you showed us to try it with water to remove ink rather than add it!) I stamped the pattern from the same set under the flowers with Bermuda Bay (can you see it between the ribbon and dsp?) for one of the strips from the sketch.

I stamped some flowers and leaves on Whisper White and cut out with my paper snips, added some Daffodil Delight ribbon and layered the flowers over the top with a couple of rhinestones in the centres. The dsp layer is from Quatrefoil Fancy and I added a sentiment flag underneath (from Apothecary Art).

Hope you have an awesome week ahead!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x


  1. So pretty! Love the layers and colors! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

  2. This is absolutely stunning! Love the bright colors, pretty blue background, and gorgeous flowers! Lovely take on the Fusion challenge!

  3. Absolutely beautiful, Amy! What a stunning card. I love it!

  4. love it!!! what a great use of color pallette!

  5. This is so bright, and fun, and beautiful, and fantastic! I love those flowers! I am so going to have to try your technique for adding the spots in the background. Thank you for sharing this masterpiece!