Thursday, May 28, 2020

You Are My Sunshine!

I know it's not officially Summer, but it sure feels like it. Temps here in the Midwest (I'm in the Chicago area) have been in the mid 80's this week and the humidity is making it feel much warmer. I'm ok with that because it means I get to spend some time in the yard! 
A new challenge begins at Fusion Card Challenge! This one is a trip to the beach! And while most of us won't be doing that right about now.. it's ok to have a day dream! 
I was inspired by that surfboard to dig out my Pretty Pink Posh Beach Scene die. Fusion is a unique challenge because you can work from the sketch, the inspiration photo or a combination of the two. There's no rules.. just have fun with it! 
This die is easy to work with because all of the different pieces come apart completely, just like a puzzle. All you have to do is reassemble it. There's an easy trick for that too.. just put the die cut pieces inside the empty die and secure them in place with some tape. 
I liked the border on the sketch so I added a colorful stitched zig zag border to the background. The Stacked Edges dies are my favorite because they too fit together like puzzle pieces leaving a clean smooth background. Yes, that's alot of cutting, but I cut three borders at a time and then save them for projects just like this.. I always have an envelope of colorful borders ready to work with. 
Now it's your turn! Now it's your turn! Are you ready to play? I wonder how you will interpret the photo! Maybe you need a little more inspiration? Check out designs from the rest of the team. Just click on their names below to jump to their blogs.

Barb Ghigliotty
Jen Mitchell
Karren Johnson 
Linda Callahan 
Lyndal Higgins 
Michelle Leone 
Michelle Lupton 
Michelle Williams 
Wanda Cullen

I hope I see you at Fusion Card Challenge! I cant wait to see what you make!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Fly A Kite
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Beach Scene, Stacked Edges 1
Jewels | Pretty Pink Posh Marigold

Fly A Kite
Fly A Kite

Beach Scene
Beach Scene

Stacked Edges 1
Stacked Edges 1

Marigold Jewels
Marigold Jewels

Crystal Katana
Crystal Katana



Linda Callahan said...

The bright colors on your card are fabulous!

Nora Noll said...

This is AMAZING!! I LOVE your color choices and how you used that amazing die set!!

Lisa Elton said...

Wow Jeanne, this looks like summer!

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE your happy bold colors! What an awesome take on the challenge!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fun in the sun, I love that PPP die set! The beached surfboard is so creative!