My card today is joining the Fusion (Beach Tiers) challenge,
and will also be entered for the current Color Throwdown #703
Since I'm also using some brand new dies and stamps I'll post this on NBUS#40 as well.
I really liked the sketch and the inspiration photo for the Fusion challenge. Then I noticed that this weeks Color Throwdown had some similar colors and a beachy vibes to it as well so I thought why not combine the 2 challenges into one card. Here is what I came up with:
So for this card I started with the sketch from the Fusion challenge only I turned my card vertical instead. - I also was inspired by the beach theme of the challenge. Then I used the color scheme from the color throwdown (Kraft, Cream and Powder Blue) .
My card base is Crumb Cake (Kraft) with a layer of Very Vanilla (Cream) stamped with a retired SU background stamp, Cheese Cloth with Crumb Cake ink. I cut out the Mermaid, Star Fish, Sea Shells using a retired piece of Bashful Blue cs and Very Vanilla cs. I added some color to the mermaid, starfish & shells using old retired SU chalks. The Panels are Very Vanilla edges with Crumb Cake and a piece of blue card stock (not sure what SU color is is but I know it's a retired color. I'm going to guess Baja Breeze.
The sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I added sparkle to the Mermaid and shells with a Wink of Stella pen. The mermaid and shells were popped up on foam mounting tape. I added some small caramel colored gems to the starfish centers to complete the card.
The Dies and Stamp set are part of a Spellbinders Kit (Under the Sea Magic) that a friend of mine sent me as a surprise this past week.
I think this will make a fun birthday card for someone. - I hope you like it.