Weather Together for Fusion Challenge

Boy, did we have some powerful rain yesterday! While it was calm most of the day, the rain would sweep in every once in a while and pour down in quick, powerful showers. It was a good time to make a sweet umbrella-themed card for the most recent Fusion Challenge. Here’s my card:

Weather Together, You've Got This, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingFusion Challenges encourage us to follow a sketch or an inspiration photo (or fuse the two together in a single card). I chose the “rain or shine” photo as the inspiration for my card. Here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

Fusion Rain or ShineTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Weather Together & You’ve Got This. My card showcases two classic stamp sets that should be in your stamp collection – Weather Together and You’ve Got This. Weather Together is a collection of umbrellas and coordinating shapes and images that make it perfect for rain or showers of love or gifts. Think baby showers, wedding showers or Valentine’s Day. I haven’t touched the set in a while because it was hard to color (and I wasn’t thinking about it when the Stampin’ Blends came back). SO FUN with the Blends! AND the set coordinates with the Umbrella Weather Framelits. Score! Here’s a look at Weather Together:
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    Weather Together, Stampin’ Up!

    The sentiment comes from one of my all-time favorite stamp sets that’s been around a while – You’ve Got This. I love the big flower and the supportive sentiments – and that thatched background stamp needs to be in your craft room. Here’s a look at You’ve Got This:

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    You’ve Got This, Stampin’ Up!

  • Simple Layers. My simple card features seven layers of cardstock. That seems impossible, but they are there. The base of the card is covered with a beautiful, striped pattern from Petal Garden Designer Series Paper – I love how the paper flows right into the cardstock base. The Soft Sky panel is from Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper – so soft, so sweet. Weather Together, You've Got This, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingThe umbrella is stamped in two pieces – the stem and the canopy are stamped, cropped with the coordinating Umbrella Weather Framelits and colored with Stampin’ Blends. I love how the umbrella pops against the oval and tilts a little to the side.
  • Color Combination. No post would be complete without a color combination. For this card, I used Calypso Coral for the base and sweet umbrella and positioned the umbrella on a Soft Sky panel. With lots of Whisper White, these shades come together perfectly. If you like this combination of Whisper White, Soft Sky and Calypso Coral, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Calypso Coral

Stamp Sets: Weather Together, You’ve Got This  Papers: Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack, Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Calypso Coral, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blends (Calypso Coral Combo Pack, Light Smoky Slate), Archival Basic Black  Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Umbrella Weather Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the Fusion Challenge site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

I hope your weekend is wonderful! Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Wow, I think I’m missing out, must add Weather Together to my stamp sets, love this card!

  2. This is great! I’ll have to pull mine out now too! Haven’t seen it since Sal-A-Bration started!

  3. This stamp set is ideal for April Showers cards ! I do not have this one ,but I am putting it on my list of “To Buy”.
    I agree that You`ve got This is a KEEPER ! It is a classic and I love it !
    Your card is a wonderful mood lifter especially the colors !!
    Happy Sunday !

  4. Such an uplifting card, and great color combo Brian!

  5. Background DSP looks awesome with the umbrella and sentiment. Really nice card!

  6. OMG! I adore this sweet umbrella and the simple way you presented it! The colors are lovely, especially the way Calypso Coral pops!

  7. Love that adorable umbrella! It’s perfect for this card. Happy Sunday, Brian.

  8. I love this card! The pop of coral is perfect! Sweet card!

  9. Love the DSP combo you used for this card Brian and, of course, popping up the umbrella gives it lots of dimension. As always, fabulous card and that set really is more versatile then one would think when looking at it for the first time.

  10. Love it and one of my favorites “You’ve Got This” also. Great design as usual. You never cease to amaze me with ideas.

  11. Still wowing me with your “out of the box”thinking!!
    Really disappointed I will be in Europe when you visit the Gateway to the West…..In a past life I sold Real Estate ….. a must To Do was a ride up the arch….please make sure you put it on your “to do!”

  12. Fun card and love the colors together—so fresh! Just like after a Springtime shower!

  13. Your card has nice colors, it’s beautiful. Thank you for commenting on my blog.

  14. Beautiful take on the inspiration photo, Brian! I love your crisp, clean design and lovely color palette…Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fusion!

  15. This card is so sweet! I haven’t used this set in a long time. Maybe it’s time to break it out again. Love the simplicity.

    • 🙂 Thanks so much, Sue! It’s a perfect set for this time of year. Glad you like it and hope I’ve inspired you. Can’t wait to see what you make.

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