Thursday, February 2, 2017

Valentine...FUSION Card Challenge~Interlocking Hearts


Happy Groundhog Day!  Hopefully, our Wiarton Willie will awaken to a cloudy day, heralding an early Spring. Fingers crossed...I'm ready for green leaves and flowers

Speaking of 'flowers', welcome to Fusion Card Challenge~Interlocking Hearts. The framed hearts-and-flowers, the vase of roses, the sketch...choices galore!

My card is a hybrid of both the image and the sketch, which I've 'slightly' adapted (of course...). Patterned paper floral frame, 'sketchy' heart, brick embossed background (a close-up of the image revealed a textured canvas, which fueled this particular decision) and, to represent the flag/banner, my Valentine sentiment....My sister-in-law claimed it for a friend yesterday, which makes me feel mighty happy...yet again! She's such a sweetheart!

For impressive inspiration, please visit my teammates

For those of you new to FUSION challenges, and for those good friends returning: a quick outline/reminder of how things work: 


1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.

Your turn!
What sparks your creativity? Sketch? Photo? Both?

Looking forward to seeing how this FUSION challenge will inspire you!

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Thank you for spending time with me today; your visit brings me joy!


  1. I love the background texture and the sweet DSP on the frame, Carol. I can see why your SIL grabbed onto it.

  2. Wow I love that textured brick background!! What a stunning take on the sketch Carol!! Beautiful heartfelt design! HUGS

    1. P.S. I thank you so much for joining us for Cute Card Thursday this week my sweet friend! :)

  3. I'm not surprised your sister-in-law claimed this card, Carol. It is just gorgeous! The postal-edge frame is such a fun look with the heart.

  4. Your 'hybrid' version rocks! (I giggled when I read 'hybrid'). The 'brick wall' is so cool and absolutely PERFECT for the rustic/sketchy heart. No surprise that the polkie dot frame made my heart sing :)

  5. Sweet, wonderful, and perfect for this challenge is you card, Carol! No wonder your SIL claimed it, she is very lucky...

  6. What a beautiful card Carol! I love how you combine the sketch and the inspiration photo on your card. It is just beautiful and so soft looking. A perfect match to the inspiration photo! Love, love, love it! Hugs, Brenda

  7. Fusion was one of my fave teams of all time. Glad you are there sharing your amazing talent! This is a lovely card.

  8. OHHHHH, this is so beautiful Miss Carol. Love your wonderful heart and your embossed background is amazing.

  9. I love the frame and the textured background is fabulous!

  10. It is a gorgeous card and that textured background is just fantastic!

  11. Oh, I love the dry embossing and the lovely heart, Carol!!!! A beautiful hybrid, my friend!!!
    Have a great day!!!

  12. Amazing what you did with that Fusion picture - I immediately dismissed it as not at all stimulating.....You are making me reconsider!

  13. Beautiful card, a wonderful take on the challenge. I really like the paper in the frame, the bold red heart and the lovely texture in the background. Thanks so much for sharing! Hugs!