Monday, January 6, 2014

You and Me

Here's my card for the current Fusion challenge. I combined the dominant colors from the challenge photo along with the sketch to create this love themed card.  The colors are pretty non-traditional for a love card, but I think they work great for a masculine card.

You & Me-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink
I used a circle punch to make a trio of round openings in a cream cardstock panel.  The panel was adhered to a gray card base, echoing the gray background wall in the photo.  I filled in the openings with rust circles adhered to the card base.  The top and bottom circles were stamped with "you" and "me" from Papertrey Ink's Grand Ampersand stamp set.  I used gray pigment ink for a rich look.  For the center circle, I used a die cut ampersand, cut with the coordinating Grand Ampersand dies.  It's adhered to the rust circle with foam tape. 

Since I used a sentiment within my trio of round elements, I didn't add one at the bottom of the cream panel.  I just wrapped the panel with some white twine, securing it with a bow.  After edging the panel with rust cardstock strips, I adhered it to the gray card base with foam tape.  While I like clean and simple, this one looked a little too plain, so I added a trio of gray enamel dots, one at the side of each circle.

Materials Used:
Grand Ampersand stamp set, Terracotta Tile cardstock, Grand Ampersand dies (Papertrey Ink); Fog cardstock (Avery Elle); Very Vanilla cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Memento Luxe Gray Flannel ink (Tsukineko); white twine (Hemptique); 1 3/8" circle punch (EK Success); gray enamel dots (My Mind's Eye); foam tape


  1. Ooooooh, this is fantastic !! Like the peek a boo style & it just pops!!! :))

  2. Wonderful design with the sentiment inside the circles Lori! Thanks for playing with the Fusion challenge this week!

  3. I agree with you Lori, this works perfectly for a masculine card :) and touch of those enamel dots is wonderful. So glad that u joined in the fun at Fusion !!

  4. What a perfect CAS card, Lori. Love it. Thanks for playing along with us in the Fusion card challenge and hope to see you again.

  5. I love how CAS this is! Fun use of the enamel dots and sentiment, it makes me smile! thanks for playing with us at Fusion!


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