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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Splitcoast's TLC Challenge

Hello everyone!! It's my turn to host the TLC challenge on Splitcoast and thanks to my sweet friend, Denise (peanutbee), we have a great one!! I saw this GORGEOUS card on her blog and just knew we had to do this technique for the TLC!! I am going to call it *Follow the Edge*. All you have to do is trim the front side of the card along the edge of your image so you can see the inside. I free hand cut my layers but you can trace the background layers from the first one you cut. The scallops I added on the inside show when the card is closed.....too cool!! I bought the adorable Morehead stamp set called Joy for You from Jerri Kay's Store called Touch of Grace. It was colored with copics and paper pieced with papers from Basic Grey's Lime Rickey and American Crafts dp. The balloon sticker with the 4 is from American Crafts...this is for my DGD, Caitlyn, for her 4th birthday. The sentiment was stamped on the Lime Rickey paper with PTI's Birthday Basics set. I had to hand write some of the letters to create Caitlyn's name. The balloons and the banner are from the same set and and the scallops finish it off. Recipe: Stamps: Morhead Stamp set called Joy for You Paper: White, Lime Rickey dp, American Crafts dp Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Accessories: Twine, EK Success Scallop Border Punch, American Crafts Sticker, Copics

Thanks for visiting....have a wonderful craft filled day!!!


16 comments:

Tammy said...

Gosh your card is adorable. I saw the card you saw and tried this technique too but its not as great as yours' is. The image is just darling.

Jerri Jimenez said...

Oh Joan, this is sooooo adorable! I love this set, she's just the most adorable little girl! This card is just over-the-top adorable! Thank you so much my sweet friend! {{{hugs}}}

Linda Palmer said...

What a darling card. Caitlyn will love this. I do too. I will have to try this soon. Love your coloring and the bright colors.

debbie said...

Joan, this card is so adorable, I love the technique and those colors are perfect for the image and the card!

Lori said...

Cute idea! I'll have to try this, tracing is easy enough. Love the paper piecing too.

*Vicki* said...

So adorable Joan!! LOVE your pretty colors, your papers piecing and wonderful cut-out!! TFS! HUGS

Julia Aston said...

What a fun, fun technique Joan! your little clown is just SO sweet! can't wait to try this when I get home from work tonight!

Monique said...

What an adorable card...and so unique... great color palette..perfect birthday card :)

catdidit said...

How fun Joan! Love your creation with this, gonna have to try it!

Dawn Easton said...

This is totally FUN, Joan! I remember seeing Denise's card and thinking it was a neat idea! Love your sweet image!!! Adorable!

Becky said...

This is totally fabulous! Wonderful design and awesome paper piecing.

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Incredible!!
First off the coloring is outstanding! Love the follow the edge too. Haven't heard of that before!
And the inside is just as great as the outside :)
Maria

Rae said...

Love this sweet card, and I bet she will just love it too!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

hee hee Totally CUTE! Fabulous coloring and a darling image.

Carole of Brum said...

Awwww, this is lovely, such an adorable image, and the technique of trimming the front of the card looks great. Yep, another one to put on my list of "Things I have seen on Joan's blog that I really have to try" lol. CoB

Joanne (jojot) said...

If I ever again have 'free' stamping time, this is definitely a technique I want to try.....makes such an impact in a fun and whimsical way....your card is so fun and festive