May 22, 2013

Fusion {Hypothesis #7}



Squeaking in a card for this week's Fusion Card Challenge.
I have to say that I really struggled this week with the inspiration.  Loved the photo and the sketch but the fusion and still making it my own--wasn't working for me.  I persevered and came up with a card that I will be giving to my niece who just got engaged this past weekend at the cottage!  

So excited for this fabulous couple!





Here is my card:




All supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.

Cardstock:  Kraft, White
Patterned paper: Kraft Patterned Paper Pack
Stamps: Wonderful Words Memories, Pretty Peonies, Beautiful Butterflies
Ink:   True Black (PTI) VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Dies: Pretty Peonies, Wobnderful Words Memories
other: foam tape, white embossing powder

37 comments :

Barb said...

Oh, Tracey, this is so perfect for the challenge! LOVE everything about this fabulous card!

Lesley said...

Gorgeous!

Annette said...

totally fabulous.. I love that sentiment..

Virginia L. said...

I could never tell that you "struggled" with this challenge! What a perfect take on both! Love it, Tracey! Your niece will love this to pieces!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

totally love the kraft background and then the embossing-- awesome

Happy Dance said...

Really lovely. Love that you've gone with these colors. Really great fusion card. That embossed butterfly is amazing and the black for part of the sentiment is brilliant. Bev

LeAnne said...

Love it...the white and kraft are wonderful, but the way you've combined the sentiments and words are just fabulous!

Lisa said...

No apparent struggles here Tracey! I like the die cut word in white and of course...the polka dots!!

Geri said...

Would never have known that you struggled with this, Tracy...it's a great design!!! Love it!

Joyce said...

This is absolutely spot on for both parts of the challenge. And, congratulations to your niece.

Hayley Kew said...

Voted! Gorgeous :)

wandaguess said...

Your FUSION is AMAZING Tracey! What a cool and beautiful card.
:-)

Alanna said...

This is gorgeous. The white, black and kraft look awesome together.

Darnell J Knauss said...

In the end, Tracey, you always come up with the winner, at least a winner to me! What an amazing card ~ they will cherish this forever!!

laughadaisy said...

Well, this result looks beautifully YOURS to me! I absolutely LOVE what you've done with this #7 challenge. The butterfly and 'memories' popping in white are fantastic, and I love how you combined all those sentiments for this happy couple card. Gorgeous, Tracey. ;-) Thank you for joining us at Fusion this week with your lovely card!

Michelle said...

I struggled with the fusion, too, and yet you have made it look effortless with this GORGEOUS card, Tracey! I love it! Great engagement card!

Lyndal said...

GORGEOUS card Tracey - LOVE the offset stamping on the butterfly!
So glad you joined in the fun experimenting @ FUSION - hope to see you again soon :)

Lynn said...

Well I think you absolutely rocked this challenge. I love the polka dots and the glittery butterfly. I am sure your niece will love if!

Janet Zeppa said...

I think you did a fabulous job with the challenge! It's lovely!!

Karen B. said...

Wow! Totally beautiful!

Sylvia said...

Striking white on the kraft, Tracey, love the embossed butterfly!

Diane said...

Very pretty and a great take on the "fusion"...good luck in the challenge :>)

~amy~ said...

Tracey, this is gorgeous...so very perfect for the engaged couple! Thanks for joining us in the Fusion Fun!

Leigh said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, Tracey! I love it! It's perfect!

Jean Martin said...

Oh my goodness! Tracey I saw this challenge site and was intrigued by it! Your card is fantastic! You're making me want to get these word dies now!!!

Kara said...

love this tracey!! craft and white..perfect!

Emily Keaton said...

What a perfect fusion of both the inspiration and sketch!! I love the white and kraft. :)

Jen said...

Struggling aside, this is a beautiful card for the happy couple!

Kim Heggins said...

Tracey, this is amazing! So beautiful using white with kraft cardstock and patterned paper. Your butterfly is so sweet. and I love that memories die!!!

Renee said...

I'm agreeing with Kara...
kraft and white...
stunning!!
LOVE that embossed butterfly...
just a gorgeous card! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Tracey. Love the white with Kraft. That butterfly is beautiful.

Geri said...

And what did we all tell ya about the 'struggling' here...congratulations!!!!

Kim Heggins said...

Congrats on your HM! It is one fabulous card!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What did I say? Huh? I so love coming here all the time to congratulate you, Tracey! It's no surprise that your fellow crafters recognize your beautiful skills!!

Barb Ghig said...

Your perseverance really paid off, Tracey! White on Kraft is a home run, and I love your embossed butterfly...Just beautiful!!!

Sharron said...

Beautiful take on the challenge! Love the kraft & white and the combined sentiments!

donna mikasa said...

Congrats on your HM Fusion win!