Saturday, June 25, 2011

PDCC87 - Moxie Fab World Challenge: Beautiful Borders

This card is my entry to the current Moxie Fab World Challenge - Beautiful Borders and uses the colors from the Play Date Cafe Challenge 87.
When is the last time you had a "if I don't purchase _________, I will turn purple, swell up and DIE!!  When I first started stamping I had those moments pretty often - things were constantly catching my eye.  But now that several years have passed, my collection of things has grown and my budget has had to be restricted, I've managed to keep that feeling under wraps for the most part UNTIL -
I laid eyes on this Trellis cutting die from Lifestyle Crafts!!  Truly - I thought I'd turn purple, swell up and die if it weren't mine.  I had some money in my Paypal account so "technically" it only cost me around $5 for it to come live at my house!
One pass of the die isn't enough to cover the front of an entire card so two strips were quickly cut from
a muse|studio Eucalyptus cardstock.  Lifestyle Crafts has other cool dies but I LOVE this one because the pattern is "never ending" - you can match one piece to another and have a seamless look.
Admittedly, it can seem to be a challenge to adhere but some spray adhesive applied to the back does the trick and then a quick couple passes with a brayer makes sure the adhesive is really sticking to your paper.
Trimmed off the sticky ends with my Cutter Bee teflon scissors so no sticking - WHOO HOO - Now that is the way to start off a card!!  SO COOL!!
Tim Holtz Tattered Flower die cut out my flower and my crimper scrunched it up a bit.  Some glass beads finish off the flower and the sentiment is an old one from SU!
Look what I got when my doorbell rang on Friday!!  My good friend, Roni, made me this card and gave me the new Medallion stamp set from PTI just cause she felt like it!!  Doncha just LOVE a friend like that??!!  Plus she knows me so well - look at all the lovely green and brown!!  THANK YOU, RONI!!! You made my whole day!!

15 comments:

Charlene Austin said...

OMWord! LOVE that die. Need that die! I'd want to "wall paper" and entire wall with it.

Sarah said...

OMFG. I have some serious love for that trellis die cut. And I really dig what you did with it here.

Shobana said...

I can feel your "i-must-have-that-die-or-else" feeling! That trellis die is literally to die for! Lucky you! :)
FAB card! Just beautiful!

Kristie H said...

Dang it Michelle...that gorgeous die is going to have to come live at my house too. Love it! Love your A Muse cards are gorgeous and I love looking at them. Thanks for the inspiration you always provide

Jennie M said...

WOW! This is absiolutely gorgeous! Love that die!

veronica said...

looks great! cool die!
glad you liked my green card.

Fiona said...

Lovely card Michelle - the trellis looks fabby :) Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

jen said...

Lordy Bees!!! This is AMAZING. You are a very bad influence. Hope I don't swell up, turn purple & die!!!

Cardcrazy said...

Oh my! I'm thinking I might have to have that too! You made a gorgeous card with it! ~~Pam

Jinny Newlin said...

This is absolutely beautiful, girl! That's exactly what I do to adhere lace cardstocks, too. Works like a charm! Oh! And your embossed sentiment and that stunning flower have me oooing and awwwing right out loud! Great job! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

kiesa salaazar said...

this is a beautiful card; as are all of your cards. that die is absolutely gorgeous! great job!

Meg said...

Gorgeous!! You are going to be very bad for my budget with this card!

Ruby said...

I can totally see why you wanted that die, it's FAB! Lovely card, especially that beautiful, scrummy red flower!! Must dig that die out again and use it! Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe this week!

Cath said...

Hey Michelle! Thanks for linking this up to the Beautiful Borders challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Indy said...

What a beautifully elegant card!