Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Cutting Edge | Challenge #4

Hi there! The new Cutting Edge challenge is so much fun and I really pushed myself to combine dies from a couple of different manufacturers this week. Here is the inspiration photo:

I was inspired by the kraft background and the kraft/black/white/red color combo. 

The kraft cardstock I used is actually a pre-embossed note card from American Crafts. I picked up this set, chevron, and wood grain packs a few weeks ago from Peachy Cheap and they are really fun to work with. 

I used four dies/die sets on my card. The flowers are the Flowers Dies from Paper Smooches, the "happy" and banner dies are from Studio Calico, and the scalloped border is from Papertrey Ink. I went back and forth, moving the banner die around trying to decide if I like it more at an angle, which I ultimately stuck with, or perfectly horizontal. The "happy" die is at an angle, so I did the same with the banner. 

The button is from my stash, and the gems & pearls are from Hero Arts. The black patterned paper is from Papertrey Ink's Smokey Shadow Patterns Pack. 

And I want to give a huge "Happy Birthday" shout out to my dear friend, Cindy. I wish I could be celebrating with you tonight! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week! 


melania deasy said...

Ilove your card!!! just perfect! the colors and design is amazing!! Thank you for playing along with us at The Cutting Edge Challenge

Kim Heggins said...

This is so sweet! I love your red happy.

Jackie Rockwell said...

Loving the combination of colors and textures! Thanks for playing along with us at The Cutting Edge Challenge!