Thursday, February 12, 2015

Fusion: Birthday Card for a Dude

Welcome to another fun Fusion Challenge!

Love the color combination in the photo so much, but I didn't have that shade of aqua. The closest I had was a bluer blue, so I stamped the orange first, and then inked the blue without cleaning it. Voila, aqua!

The stripes are from the new winnie & walter Scenery: Stripes. I just put all the stripes on my stamping block and stamped once for each color. "4 you" is from MFT. "Dude" is from my favorite CAS-ual Fridays set Rad which happens to be on sale now from $15 to $10.50!!!

I tried overlapping a few elements to give that focal point intersection a little more weight. And since the card is for a boy I substituted hole-punched glitter paper for sequins. This one turned out pretty close to the photo and sketch, which doesn't always happen for me. I like it though!

Here are some fabulous cards by our design team!

WinnersWill be chosen by all of our teammates in two weeks. We each will choose one favorite. The winners will be announced at 4 am (PST) in two weeks!

Thanks for looking!


  1. Great save with the aqua color Kelly, this is a fun card and perfect for any dude!!

  2. You are so good with the guy cards! I really love the angle of the vertical strip and love the vellum pieces!

  3. Brilliant! Love the mix of colors, elements and images....SUPERB indeed!

  4. Perfect manly card, Kelly! These colors are amazing, and I love how you 'made' yours! Brilliant card, sure to delight its recipient! Bev

  5. I love all the added elements on your card, Kelly. Still manly, but with some oomph.

  6. Love how you made your aqua color! That sentiment is so appropriate, it's such a "dude" kind of card!

  7. Love what you did with the stripes and the huber! Great guy card!

  8. Love all the angles on this with the stripes and stars Kelly!

  9. So I'm not the only ink-challenged in the group? Love what you've done with this sketch, Kelly!
    =] Michele

  10. Love this - Great interpretation of that sketch!!!
    I wanted to ask you something - would you mind dropping me an email -
    Happy V-Day to you!

  11. Cool and funky, Kelly ... love how you created you own aqua ... would never have known that in a million years! Anita :)


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