Friday, March 11, 2011

March Release Challenge

Happy Friday everyone! Welcome to our March Flourishes Release Challenge! Get ready to join us for :

Cut Above Challenge Graphic

Die cut, punches edges or decorative borders, all are the rage in card making, so let's see how you can create a card that's a cut above the rest! To enter, simply use a die cut, decorative punch or border punch as a focal point on your card. Keyword: FLLCMAR11 - deadline is March 18th at 5 PM Eastern.

I packed in several die cuts on this card, you know why? Because I could! Spellbinders new Grand Calibur makes it easy! I was able to cut and emboss four dies with only two passes through the Grand Calibur which was so graciously bestowed upon me by Spellbinders! It is a wonderful tool and quite a time saver, check it out!


I used this lovely image from Signs of Spring which I colored with Copic markers. I inked around the square panel while the Spellbinders Classic Squares LG was still in place with Versa Magic in Wheat. It is layered on Labels Sixteen and then finally on Labels Ten, to which I added a few self adhesive Kaiser pearls to each end. My patterned paper is from the Basic Grey line Wisteria. I stamped my sentiment, also from Signs of Spring, then cut is out with a die from the Ribbon Tag Trio and ran a tea dyed piece of twill through it.

The details:

To enter, simply use a die cut, punched edge, or decorative border, or all of them, on your creation! Link your project up Flourishes and if you upload to SCS, please use the key word FLLCMAR11. Use Flourishes stamps if you have them, but if you don't please play anyway! The winner will receive our entire March release. You have until March 18th at 5 PM Eastern time to submit.

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Now, don’t forget to check out the rest of our amazing designers!

  • Christine Okken
  • Cindy Lawrence
  • Dawn Burnworth
  • Julie Koerber
  • Leslie Miller
  • Stacy Morgan
  • Barbara Anders
  • Jan Marie Caruso

    Anonymous said...

    I just love the look of stacked up shapes!! The colours that you've used blend so perfectly together. Lovely!
    Beth Greco

    Dawn B. said...

    Great die usage Danielle. I never noticed this stamp in that set. I love it. Super coloring.

    Carol Dee said...

    Beautiful Easter card. Soft colors. wonderful use of the Spellbinder shapes. Hugs...

    Yogi said...

    cute Easter basket, nice card.

    PS you have the wrong deadline date for the Fri challenge

    Julie Koerber said...

    Love the way you layered those dies -- how fun! Your coloring and sponging is just too pretty -- love the fact that we are using these spring images - I need spring and your card is a breath of fresh air!

    LeAnne said...

    Wow, lucky you to have that fun new tool at your fingertips! Gorgeous image and great way to use the diecuts!

    ChristineCreations said...

    Such a great combination of dies together! I love this sweet Easter set too, so beautifully colored Danielle!

    Barbara said...

    So pretty, Danielle! Love how you stacked all those die cuts with that sweetly colored image on top!

    Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

    This is a sweet Easter card. Your layers of the shapes are great!

    Ila said...

    So Beautiful!!..I love the layers, dies, coloring and BG paper is a perfect background!!...Gorgeous!!

    Leslie Miller said...

    Wow! I love this combo of dies! Very cute, and beautiful coloring, Danielle!

    Cindy Lawrence said...

    Beautiful, Danielle! Love the die cut layers and rich colors!

    Shannon White said...

    Love the Easter Basket, so cute! Your coloring is so pretty. Great die cuts too! 8-)

    Tammy Hershberger said...

    Pretty card, Danielle! Love the way you layered the die cuts!