Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Whimsical Wednesdays "On The Edge" Challenge

Hello everyone! It's time for a new Whimsical Wednesdays challenge. This week the challenge is to create any project or card and include a border on it. This weeks challenge is being sponsored by CropStop. They are generously giving one lucky winner a NEW EK Success Edge Punch called Doily Petals. It's a new punch designed to create flowers. Here is a picture of it. How cool does that look!


For my card I tried to venture out of my norm. If you visit regularly, you know that I usually do cutesy projects. This time I did a shabby chic card. I assembled the base of my card by layering several colors and a band in the middle that I cut with pinking sheers...at least that's what I call them. I inked all the edges with distress ink and sewed around the edges with my sewing machine. On the side I added a border strip that was cut using my Imagine and the Yummy cartridge. To save you some hassle, I will tell you that it was cut at .9 inches. That was the size that finally fit my card perfectly. I added some ribbon over the side edge and added a bow. The center mat was cut from the Lacey Circles Nestability Die and I stamped the sentiment which is from Whimsical Designs With Love stamp set. If you are looking for some fun stamps for Valentines Day, I highly recommend this set! To finish I added prima flowers with brad centers. I will tell you a tip that I learned while making this card: I only had bright pink flowers...NOT the right color for this card. So I experimented and ended up coloring over them with my Sand colored PrismaColor Marker...And it created this beautiful rose color! Just something to keep in mind if your ever in need to change the color of an embellishment.
I hope you all liked my card and will play along this week. Please don't forget to check out what the rest of the amazing Design Team had created. Have a great day!

15 comments:

Candy said...

Beautiful card! Love the inking and those flowers are lovely.

Nicole said...

I think it's wonderful!

Glora said...

This card is BEAUTIFUL!!! Awesome job! Hugs- Glora

Pat N. said...

Gigi, your card is beautiful. Good for you that you went out of your norm. I hope to do the same this year too as a designing goal. Great job, and love your little tip on coloring your pink flowers! I would have never known!--Pat N.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Elegant card. Congrats! Just came from Fantabulous Cricut and your tag 12/20 Enjoy The Magic of the Moment made the Top 5 in Ch#91 Trimming with a Tag.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Margie said...

GiGi, you did a wonderful job steering out of your comfort zone! I just love all the different borders and pinking shears? ...I keep forgetting I have a pair of those somewhere. They make such a great border. Your hand colored flowers turned out perfectly and I have filed away your tip in my mental file cabinet. Love the machine stitching too. Super pretty shabby chic card!

Karen H said...

GiGi, my friend, I don't think anything you make will ever appear out of your comfort zone.. this is exquisite! The colors are so dreamy, the inking superb, and that sweet trim down the side is stunning. I love the pop of dark ribbon atop all of the softer shades. Great tip about coloring the flowers! I've colored clear rhinestones with Copics, but never thought to alter flower hues. Thank you! :o) And I LOVE the sewing. It adds such a soft, elegant touch. Lovely creation surrounding the fabulous sentiment!

Hugs and blessings!

- said...

Love the card, it looks fantastic!
(:(:Smiles:):)

Robin

Cindy said...

FANTASTIC job with your BEAUTIFUL card Gigi!I LOVE the pretty flowers and colors,the stampe sentiment goes perfect with it! GREAT job as always my sweet friend!Have a great evening!:)

cricutalltime said...

very pretty.love the border trim and flowers.tfs

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful card Gigi! Your design and colors are fantastic! I just love your creativity:) The flowers are just gorgeous! Great job my friend:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

Beautiful card! You did a great job with your first shabby chic/vintage card. I love that you made the sentiment the focal point of the card..so cool. Such pretty flowers, and a great border. LOVE it!

shelly said...

wow gigi your card is so pretty. i love that sentiment and the flower colors. great job on something thats not the norm for you, youre a natural :)

Nanne said...

An absolutely beautiful card.. Love the colors and the ribbon.. I'm such a sucker for ribbons and bows..LOL
Hugs
Nanné

Sabrina said...

I love your shabby chic card! I am such a fan of vintagy things and I love how you made this card with the border and flowers. The flowers turned out great and thank you for the tip on your technique. It's so great when we can alter our embellishments to meet different needs.