Saturday, 5 November 2011

Chrysanthemum, CASE and Over the Edge, and a milestone!

This card was made with 3 separate challenges in mind.  This week's CASE study card caught my eye, with the blended colour seen through a window.  This week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge is "over the edge - create a Clean And Simple card with a panel or design element that goes Over the Edge of the card front."  This week's Daring cardmakers challenge was to include a chrysanthemum.

Here's what I came up with......
 I made the chrysanthemum pretty much the same way I made the flower on this card, but I cut slits in between each of the scallops of each scallop circle before sticking them together with a brad, wetting them with water and scrunching.
     The window is actually acetate, with a white panel that I blended some pale blue and sand coloured ink onto, adhered with dimensional adhesive behind the acetate.  The butterflies are also on dimensionals.  I have to thank Sue Madex for the butterfly idea - a number of times, she's mentioned how much she loves this embosslits die from Stampin' Up, because how many times do you think you've finished a card, but there's just something missing? - that's exactly how I felt before I added the butterflies - thanks, Sue!!

In other news, just this evening, I had my 10,000th visitor to my blog!! I know that, compared to some other blogs, this is very small fry, but I find this SO EXCITING, and it is so encouraging that people actually want to look at the cards I make!  Thanks everyone, especially to my lovely followers, and to the gorgeous people who have left such kind comments - I really appreciate it!


  1. beautiful card and congratulations on 10,000 plus visitors to your blog.

  2. Terrific card and great way to play with both challenges!! That flower is gorgeous :)

  3. An exciting milestone! Congrats. Your card is delightful, love the flower and aperture.

  4. Pretty card, thanks for joining in with DCM.

  5. So pretty! I am drooling over that flower :D

  6. Your cards are ALL so stunning! I was over at Boot Camp and they all just draw my eye to them! Looking forward to Monday!!

    Hope too see you there!
    Lisa (The Purple one)!! :)

  7. oh my goodness this is awesome..luv it...hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  8. Fabulous card, I just love that flower! Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

  9. Gorgeous window and over the edge design!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

  10. What a lovely card! I love the butterflies and that gorgeous flower you used. Thanks for sharing it with us at CASE Study Challenge! :)

  11. Beautiful!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  12. Stunning flower Michelle! I love the idea with the die cut window and acetate. Excellent work. Thank you for playing with us at DCM this week.

    Zuz. x x

  13. Love how you've created your chrysanthemum and the beautifully clean look of your card. Thanks for sharing with us at Daring Cardmakers this week!


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