Sunday, June 15, 2014

you know you're a cardmaker when... (Fusion)

I was actually going to use the term "card artist" in the post title, but thought that might be stretching it. What am I talking about? This. You create an inked strip of CS to die cut something from.


And you can barely bring yourself to cut into the strip cuz it's so darn gorgeous as is. Ever have one of those moments?

Well, I forced myself to make the first cut. And this is what happened.


And you can probably guess what the next card is gonna look like...


All that inked color gorgeousness going on... couldn't not use the negative pieces! I was completely and totally inspired by the current challenge at Fusion. I actually combined the sketch and photo.


Ever have one of those I-know-I-am-truly-a-card-artist-when moments? I'd love to hear about it...

19 comments:

  1. I can totally relate to that!!!
    You made 2 fabulous cards... and the cut was worth it!
    SO very beautiful!

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  2. wunderbare Karten !!!
    du hast die Challenge ja wirklich gerockt *gg

    und ja, es geht mir oft genauso..
    ich denke auch das geht ebenso gut noch weiter für die nächste Karte *hihi
    oder das muss ich unbedingt auf die nächste Karte mit aufbringen etc.

    LG hellerlittle

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  3. Oh Maria, these are both gorgeous! Love your 'aha' moment!

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  4. Fantastic double take maria--LOVE these so much!

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  5. What completely perfect takes on the inspiration challenge! LOVE that ombre effect, and your circles create such great flow!

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  6. Brilliant! Such a clever idea. Love it!

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  7. You make me laugh! I do have those moments and have you noticed that when you die-cut a reject, it can often become fantastic! I love all your party cards - does this mean you're having a belated birthday party?

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  8. Its just so brilliant ..loved your idea :)

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  9. Looking sooo good!
    Answering your question - I guess I'll have one of those moments after experimenting a lot more than I did by now... I suppose it takes time, like everything else in life. Most important, I'm enjoying (almost) every moment.

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  10. That's a lovely fusion feast :) great design as always, thank you for sharing with Fusion !

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  11. You know you're a card artist when... you're brave enough to make that first cut and go with it! What you get is two fabulous cards ;)

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  12. Stunning!!! I love both of them. Thanks for joining in at fusion :)

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  13. Brilliant! I like the second card even more!

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  14. Way to give that lovely piece of inked CS the opportunity to shine, twice! Beautiful cards once again! And yes, I think 'card artist' is appropriate for you to use, because you ARE!!!
    ~c

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  15. yes, I can totally relate to this post! love that rainbow strip of wonderfulness! Love that you can kill two birds with one stone with it, too!

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  16. These are two of my favorite cards you've done, Maria!! That cut was so worth it!! Congratulations on the HM Honor from Fusion!!

    I call everyone who makes card a card artist on my blog, so that's how I feel about it. They are little works of art and they are cards so that's card art; therefore, the person who made it ... . Other people might think I'm being overly generous ~ except in your case ~ I'm pretty sure everyone would agree that YOU are a card artist!! Hugs, Darnell

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  17. Ha! You are so funny :) Love all the colors :)

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  18. This is great! Absolutely no waste of that rainbow of color!

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