Hi and welcome! It's time for another challenge at Fusion and this week we've chosen a simple sketch and a dark and moody photo. When I first saw the photo, I saw lots of inpsiration - the deep colors, the nautical theme, the rings, so many things.
I decided to create a fusion, focusing on the colors from the photo as well as the masculine look. I created this card for my Dad's 85th birthday, which was a few weeks ago. And I have a video showing how I made this card which you can see below or over on YouTube.
In keeping with the dark and moody look of the photo, I went with a deep red alcohol inked panel and a gray stenciled panel - separating the two with a thin strip of black cardstock. The sentiment was die-cut from black cardstock and adhered to the card using the negative die-cut for placement. As you will see in the video, I had some glue issues in the making of this card, one of which was getting thin enough strips of foam tape for the "y" in birthday 😃What a mission!
Thanks for visiting. Head on over and check out what the rest of the design team have done with this challenge - you'll be glad you did!
I'm linking this card up to the For the Boys challenge at Simon Says Stamp.
Ink: Limestone, Silver Stone, Industrial Diamond (Altenew), Alcohol Inks - Slate, Cranberry, Watermelon, Crimson, Poppyfield, Red Pepper
Cardstock: White, Black, Yupo
Dies: Happy Birthday to You (MFT)
Accessories: Cube Builder Stencil (Altenew)