Saturday, June 28, 2014

Here we go........CEC #1!


The day has finally come for our very first Cutting Edge Challenge – to say that I am EXCITED is an understatement!!!  I can’t wait for you all to play along, so let’s get to it, shall we?!


Okay, here’s the gig!  We were to be inspired by this AH-MAZING project created by Jackie Rockwell in some way, and include die-cutting (any and all forms accepted) in our design!  There’s so much about this project to be inspired by, right?!  Here’s what I created:


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My inspiration:  You Rock sentiment and color scheme

I have to say that when I saw Jackie's inspiration card for the first challenge, I knew exactly which die in my "stash" I would use.  I decided to use this LARGE Die-Versions--"You Rock".  When I purchased this die (and a few others some time ago), I was so excited but when it arrived I was disappointed because it was HUGE.  I guess I should read the dimensions next time!  

I decided to stamp a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper with Seeing Stars stamps from Simon Says Stamp with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink.  Next, I randomly spritzed my star panel with water and allowed it to bleed and run a bit.  I allowed it to dry but I sped it up by using my heat tool.  After diecutting my sentiment, I layered my negative and the sentiment over the top of my base card offsetting the sentiment just to the right.  A few 4mm Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins were added for some bling!


We’d love to have you play along with us! If you click on through to The Cutting Edge Challenge Blog, you’ll find lots of information, including:
  • The two winners of the $25 Avery Elle gift certificates are being announced;
  • Our first Guest Designer, Kay Miller, is sharing her amazing take on the challenge;
  • The first half of the The Cutting Edge Design Team is sharing their samples for the challenge, and they are pretty spectacular;
  • The rules and regulations of the Challenge are listed; and
  • The InLinkz link-up tool for you to link up YOUR project!

So, what are you waiting for?!  You can find everything you need to play along HERE.  We can’t wait to see what you create!!


{You Rock}
Stamps:  Seeing Stars (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  White (PTI), Island Indigo (SU)
Ink:  Spiced Marmalade (Distress Ink)
Die:  You Rock (Die-Versions)
Sequins:  4mm sparkling clear (Pretty Pink Posh)
Misc:  Foam Adhesive

10 comments:

Chriss Blagrave said...

Oh wow! This is such a great take on the inspiration photo, love it!

Lisa H. said...

Wow!!!! It was worth the wait on these dies....this is awesome Amy!!!

Kristie Goulet said...

WOW! That is one awesome die! Love the stars!

Lisa said...

WOW Amy what a fantastic card for the debut of the challenge, great colors too!!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Totally Bomb.com, chica!! I adore this so much - the spritzed stars and that bold die cut sentiment are PERFECTION! Hope you're having a great weekend filled with tons of baseball!!

Lalo said...

Oh so cool!!! I got to play!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is such a cool card! Love the bleeding and the big die cut so bold and fun!

Jean said...

A fantastic take on the inspiration card! Really fun how you stamped the die cut!

Kim S said...

This die is enormous and would scare me too - but you have absolutely made it work! It's fabulous with the bold stars and the blue background sets it all off perfectly.

Amy Kolling said...

Thanks Kim!!! :)

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