Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday Challenge #5 - Distressing Edges

Whoo!  I finally got a chance to sit down and make a card for one of PTI's Make it Monday Challenges.  This one is challenge #5 - distressing edges.  I have been lacking my crafting mojo the last few days because of a nasty migraine but I wanted to get a thank you card made so I pulled out some of my new stamps and dies.  I used the new Flower Fusion stamp set ( Here ) and the coordinating die to make the flowers on this card.  This is such a fun little $5.00 stamp set and so versatile! I also used the new Buttoned up #2 dies to make the flower centers.  An embossing folder created the background of diamonds and I used the new doily edge to create the "grass" at the bottom of the card.  I used a pair of scissors to do my distressing on the edges of the card and the background paper with the embossing.  After stamping the 3 flowers on my white cardstock I cut them out using the mat stack die.  I then cut several flowers with the die and popped them up on top of the stamped flowers for dimension. 

I colored the top part of the mat stack 4 diecut with my Frost Blue (B00) copic marker and blender pen to create a little bit of "blue sky" but it is hard to see in the pictures. The sentiment "a note of thanks" is from the mat stack #4 set.

Here are a few pics:

I hope you enjoyed looking at my card today.  I am really going to try and join the challenges more frequently in the coming weeks.  They are a lot of fun!   Thanks for looking!  : )  Jill

Card Supplies:
Stamps:   Flower Fusion #1 by Melissa Bickford and Mat Stack 4 Collection  - PTI
Ink: PTI Fresh Snow (edges of pink embossed paper)  Versamagic - Spring Pansy; Studio G - pink pigment ink; Archival Ink - jet black.
Paper:   Cardstock:  pre-made card: Paper Zone; Patterned papers:  My Minds Eye and Jillibean Soup.  Cardstock for doily edge diecut:  Quikcutz strips. 
Other:   Dies:  PTI; Twine:  The Twinery; Glue Dots, Ad tech adhesive, Foam "Pop-UP" Tape - dollar store. Scissors for card/paper edge distressing.  Button - craft supply
Finished Size:   Approx 4.75" x 3.5"


  1. I love how you made the doily edger look like grass! I am jealous of your flower stamps and buttons dies! I don't have those and they and your card is making me wish I did! Super cute. I love the embossing on your mat stack! YAY SPRING!!!

  2. Love the flowers!!!! Super fun and springy!

  3. Love the layered flowers! Might just have to get those dies and stamps!

  4. Beautiful card! Using the doily as grass was genius - love it! Your flowers just scream spring (and that makes me very happy!).


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