Sunday, June 26, 2011

CAS-ual Friday: Getting Edgy

Given that I love clean and simple cards, the challenges at CAS-ual Fridays are perfect for me.  This week's challenge is "Getting Edgy".  Simply add some sort of punches, ripped, or other edge.




I have so many basic border punches, but there is such a trend right now toward big, dramatic edges.  Many companies are coming out with dies or super-sized punches to accomplish that edge.  But many of you already have a tool that works - Spellbinders Nestabilities - specifically the various Labels.  In this case, I took the biggest die from Labels 18.  I used it sideways and slid it onto my panel.  Then I rolled it into the Cuttlebug JUST to the point that the die starts to go under the paper.  (If you keep rolling you will get an impression of the remainder of the die).  Ta da!!  I have a big, dramatic edge!

  • Stamps: Our Daily Bread Bird and Butterfly Labels, Daisy Bucket sentiment
  • Ink: Papertrey Ink Ripe Avocado, misc markers
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Ripe Avocado
  • Accessories: Papertrey Ink Simply Chartruese ribbon, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Nestabilities Labels 18, Cuttlebug embossing folder

13 comments:

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous card and awesome tip! Will have to try that...

Lynne said...

Wow! Your card is gorgeous. Love the stamp and the EF. What a wonderful tip to make that fantastic border, now why didn`t I think of that? Might have to borrow that idea. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. To have someone so talented say that about my card made my day.
Lynne xxx

Debgem said...

What a fantastic idea! Love the way the border matches the topper - looks so beautiful!!

Fiona said...

Very pretty indeed and beautifully made. Will have to try that cuttlebug tip.

Virginia L. said...

SO creative with the Nestabilites!! It's been a while since I made a card with the bigger edge die! Thanks for the photo to remind us to use what we already have (now that is Godsend in this day and age!). So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays! BTW I LOVE your layering and details in this card--so classy and elegant!

Kris Dickinson said...

I really love this card Kim.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

You always just have the most amazing ideas, Kim! Thanks for sharing this Nestabilities idea. I have a few ... not many ... but will tuck this little nugget away in my tiny brain! Hugs xxaxx

Arlene said...

I really love how you used the die for the edge...you have enabled me to buy this set! :) Great job Kim, really love this card.

Arlene.
http://waterdots.blogspot.com/

Laura Davis said...

Oh wow what a beauty!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
hugs
Laura

H2 :) said...

So very clever Kim! Beautiful card. TFS :)

Dana said...

Great use of the nesties to create a unique edge. And a pretty card to boot. Thanks so much for "getting edgy" with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

GOR-JUS!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

stampingwithbrenda.com said...

What a beautiful card! Love it!