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Embellish Borders Color Challenge

TGIF, Bleeps! It's almost time for the weekend and so that means there is an other Embellish Magazine challenge ready for you to start. This challenge incorporates the use of borders. That means, border punches specifically, but if you don't have border punches, then be creative! Use stamps, scissors, or die cuts from patterned paper kits. The sponsor is Verve Stamps and their stamps embellish so well with border punches. Here is how I created mine for the challenge.

  1. Make an A2 card base.
  2. Trim yellow cardstock block and stamp flowers into a background pattern.
  3. Die cut and emboss labels.
  4. Stamp sentiment on yellow label, assemble, then pop off yellow card front center.
  5. Trim yellow cardstock strip and border punch it, then adhere it to the bottom of other cardstock.
  6. Add ribbon and adhere the entire focal point to card front center.
  7. Add pink rhinestones to flower centers.

Ink :: PTI - melon berry
Paper :: PTI - melon berry, lemon tart
Embellishments :: Kaiser Craft - rhinestones; SU! - ribbon
Tools :: Martha Stewart - border punch; Spellbinders - labels 9 nestabilities; cuttlebug

These stamps are so great, that I thought I'd make one to share today. This card exudes masculinity I think. Perfect for your pastor, right?! Aren't those card always hard to select? Well, here is one for you!

  1. Make an A2 card base.
  2. Trim green cardstock strip and adhere to card front center.
  3. Trim cream cardstock block, then mat on brown cardstock.
  4. Stamp sentiment and flower.
  5. Color flower, then re-stamp border.
  6. Ink edges and adhere to card front.
  7. Add brad.

Ink :: SU! - chocolate chip; PTI - ripe avocado; Ranger - antique linen
Paper :: PTI - kraft, dark chocolate, cream, ripe avocado
Embellishments :: Making Memories - antique brad

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy the challenge. Have a great weekend!


Kelley Eubanks said...

Love your cards! I promise I was just thinking today that I need some Peach cardstock. I made a card last night with a peach Prima flower and I realized that out of ALL of the paper I own... no peach. Glad to see Melon Berry is considered peach! Someone needs to come out with a great peach color cardstock!

Jen said...

oh, love this combo!! beautiful photos and inspriation!! love the cards...:)

claudia shadler said...

cute cute Ashley, luving the springy colors! Awesome stamps as well!

Clouds :D

Ruby said...

Hi Ashley, both cards are, as ever, lovely, but especially your first one. The colours are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Love your cards Ash!

Heather P. said...

Beautiful cards!

Tiffany Ervin said...

So love your style, beautiful cards and what a great color challenge, so soft and natural colors!

Alice said...

beautiful spring-y colors and love your fabulous designs as always!

Kathy Martin said...

Wow Ahsley...I haven't been to your blog in about a week and my goodness it's packed with great stuff! Miss working with you on 2S4Y! :) Kathy

Winter said...

Beautiful cards! I love really love the sentiment on the second card! :)

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