Sunday, March 5, 2017

24-carrot advice -- Fancy Borders at International Art & Soul

Our theme this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is Fancy Borders. I used grass dies (QuicKutz) to create borders for this spring-y card.

I've had this Penny Black clear stamp set for many years, and I can never get enough of these cute hedgehogs! They seemed to go so well with the sentiment too; the paper I have that has this sentiment & gave me the diea didn't work for this card design, so I made the wordart myself. I made three versions and ended using my first idea anyway! The carrot border was stamped with a StudioG stamp, and I used the natural rainbow of carrots for the color palette. I colored it & the PB stamps with Copics. I also used Copics to edge all the pieces & to color the gold border stickers. I embellished the pieces with green vellum, grass decorative scissors, border stickers from Elizabeth Draft Designs, mulberry flowers, and liquid pearls.

I used this bow tutorial with an angel food cake fork to make the bow with a translucent ribbon.

Craft-Dee BowZ: Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Di's Digis Designs: Die Cuts and/or Punches
Paper Shelter Challenge: Animal Magic
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Bright & Cheerful Colors
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch #392

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  1. A lovely fun card with great attention to detail in making and describing. Hazel x

  2. Awesome creation CG, wonderfully bright colours and those hedgehogs are just to die for. I love your idea for the fancy border, just goes to show how with a bit of creativity our dies can be used in different ways :) :) :) Big hugs, Jane xxxxxx

  3. What a fun, bright, springy card!!
    Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  4. So cute! I love your creative edges. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  5. What an adorable card, CG! I love your creative edges and the bright colors remind me of the warmer seasons to come. The hedgehog is too darn cute and love how you've colored her :-) You did an awesome job on the word art - you sound like me...make several versions of something and use the first one you made! Love your bow and I've made many fork bows myself! Thank you for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our March challenge - Anything Goes & Include a Handmade Bow :-)

  6. Beautiful card. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Digi Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  7. What a fun card!
    Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter Challenge, good luck! Susan X

  8. Fab card! :) Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter Challenge, good luck!
    Hugs Anna

  9. Beautiful card. Thank you for playing along with our challenge at Di's Digi Designs. We would love to see you again soon.
    Deborah A

  10. What a fun card. So pretty. Maggie, DT Teamie

  11. SO cute - love the mulitcoloured carrots!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x


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