Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Twist of Faith #47 - Borders and Fancy Edges

Thank you for stopping by to see my card for this week's new challenge at Twist of Faith. I've been making cards for the children at Grandview Christian School. This week at Twist of Faith, we'd like to see you use:

It's time to get out those punches, fancy scissors, dies, and/or cutting machines!  There are so many different edges and borders that can be created - here is your chance to experiment!  And of course includes a scripture, uplifting quote/sentiment, or positive verse.

We have been blessed with AMAZING sponsors this year and this week we have another:  Digi Darla Designs

I used the image called "Upside Down Clown." I specifically made this card for a boy in 1st or 2nd Grade at the Christian school where my grandchildren attend.

I printed the outside and inside sentiment on a 4" x 6" piece of paper and saved it as a jpg file in case you want to print it, too. Most of my digis seem large and may need to be resized to 4" x 6." I think that's because it changes to 72 dpi and will have better resolution when you print it smaller.  Just click on it to get the larger version, then right click to do a "save as" so you can put it in a folder of your choice. 
Here is the Scripture. I kept the fonts simple since they are for a 1st or 2nd grade boy.
I chose papers from an old package of CTMH "Zippedee" scraps that I have, still attempting to USE IT UP! The Indian Corn Blue card base was cut out with Cricut Art Philosophy at 6."  That made the width of the card about 5"  The Cranberry border was cut out using the new Cricut Artbooking that will be available on August 1st. It has great photo frames on nearly every page that I plan to use on cards as well as scrapbooks. I cut this border using the "Real Dial Size" feature and set the size at 4." that made the length just right for this card.
The last details I added to the birthday card were 3 masculine colored grosgrain ribbons that matched the papers and a spot of Christmas Red Stickles on each of the stars inside the border and on the clown's nose and buttons. Maybe the lighting is better on the sparkly stickles at this angle:
The clown was colored with Copic markers: E30, Y17, Y21, YR04; R29, R35; B45, B95, and B97.
Thank you for visiting! I hope you'll share a card with us at Twist of Faith this week. Borders can be so much fun and easy!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks #150 - Let's Hear It for the Boys
Crafty Creations - Sparkle
Creative Corner #28 - Let It Sparkle
Delightful Challenges - Celebrate with Glitter, Bling, and Sparkly things
Happy Campers #19 - Bling (#3)
Here Come the Boys #56 - Anything goes for boys
Nutcrafters #47 - for the Boys
Stampin' for the Weekend - Sparkle and Bling
Word Art Wednesday #89 - Anything Goes with Scripture or encouraging/uplifting sentiment


Zella said...

WOW Vickie!! WOW!!!! I loved the clown and you made such a fun card with the image and all your border/edges...I absolutely LOVE it!!! I'm so thankful that you are part of the Twist of Faith DT!!!

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Double Wow Vickie...I adore your clown...so beautifully colored..someday I will grow up to be so talented. Your card is happy, beautiful and decorated in such a precious fun style. Love it...I am glad I get to walk together with you and learn.
Blessings and Hugs,

Helen said...

Love it! What a great image and I love the bright colours you've used.

Thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters.

Helen x

Tamie said...

Love, love, love your colors, layout and messages/sentiments on your very inspirational card. It is an awesome boy card. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. Have an amazing week.

Tracey Fehr said...

Vickie...this is incredible! I absolutely love it! I especially like that you've included the sentiments for us to use and save...I will have to take time to do that later! Your subtle sparkles with the stickles are the perfect touch! I've noticed that you linked up with us over at Crafty Creations Challenges as well! Good luck!

Leanne said...

Nicely done, thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love the bright colours & the swirly frame looks fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

This is fantastic great colours. Thank you for joining us at Here Comes the Boys challenge good luck
Ginny ♥

Lori said...

This is a perfect "For the Boys" card for our challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks - thanks for joining us!

Teresa said...

Great card love the image, thanks for joining in the fun at Here come the Boys Anything goes challenge.
DT Teresa xx

Karen Wilson said...

This is such a fun card! Love the image and the bright colors!

Digi Darla Designs