I'm excited to be the guest of Michelle Leon for the first Fusion Card Challenge of 2018: Mail Call. The inspiration piece at Fusion always has two parts: a photograph and a sketch. You can opt to use one or both. The Design Team has lots of inspiration for you right here. Each designer has invited a friend as a guest so there's twice the inspiration this time around. Be sure to check it out!
I decided to use both the photograph and the sketch. Looking at the photo, I took three elements: the wooden boards, the color combination of turquoise, gray, and white and the keys.
I scored the gray portion of the card to represent the gray boards in the photograph, and added two shades of turquoise to the right side of the card following the sketch. The key (Papertrey Ink "Lock and Key") was die cut three times from silver paper and layered for another bit of dimension. I didn't have any stamped sentiments that worked well, so went to my digital files and found this circle. It was filed without any reference to the designer. I resized it, added two words to the center to create a sentiment with the key filling in for the last "word," and die cut it with Simon Says "Stitched Circles." Finally I adhered the focal piece to a white card base, and then decided to add the three silver hearts that fell out of the key die.
Join in with the Fusion DT and be sure to check out the gallery in a few days.
To play along:
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.