Saturday, 15 June 2019

Fusion Challenge - Entry #2

Just back from buying Phoebe a printer. Of course I spent WAY more money than I planned (got photo paper, spare cartridges etc) and Dave is helping her get it installed now. Will be nice to actually print some of the thousands of photos on my phone!!

I'm back with my second entry for the Fusion Challenge, with another card using my cross-stitch threads. This one was a bit more tricky as I didn't think about it more carefully and cut away CS which I shouldn't have. Will try this again at some stage but really happy with the effect:

 For this one I did the same as my last card. I die-cut The Stamp Market 'Big Hi' die from scrap CS and then traced the die gently with a pencil on another piece of CS. The piece I had was a rectangle and I didn't want to waste any thread when I was doing the top part of the 'h' so I cut the CS to a closer shape around the pencil lines. Unfortunately though I made a lot of cuts on an angle which didn't work well AT ALL for threading around (they kept slipping down) so I know to make straight edges from now on.

I used the same thread inspired by The Stamp Market solid colour papers and wrapped around using washi tape on the back to hold down the ends. As the CS was warped, I added more washi and then cut the threads to release the tension. After die-cutting the 'hi' again from another panel of white CS (that fit the card base) I added lots of tiny double-sided tape pieces around the 'hi' and some Gina K Connect Glue to the tiny parts and pressed on to the thread panel.

I added double-sided tape to the thread panel and then to the card front. I didn't have enough room on the edges of the die-cut panel to add any foam tape, so for this I added glue under all the edges and pressed it shut, so you can't see thru the side. Its like a little parcel!!

To finish off I glued on some Neat and Tangled sequins and popped the 'thanks' from The Stamp Market 'Framed Floral' on foam tape.

I'm definitely going to make some more of these, its quite a relaxing process and now I've learned not what to do, it will be even easier!!

Off to take Bella for a walk now. Its 3pm and after raining all day the sun has decided to return. As soon as I stand up from my computer she will be all over me, how can I not take her even though its so gross outside....she has me wrapped around her little (or should I say HUGE) paw.....

Take care



  1. I've got to try this looks stunning and difficult but it is so worth it when you see the final product.

  2. Another gorgeous entry and a unique take on the rainbow inspiration! Thanks again for joining us!

  3. Another really fabulous card, Shona...such a clever and fun take on the inspiration photo! It's always a treat to see your creations in the gallery :) Thank you again for playing along with us at Fusion!