Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Gingersnap Creations Border Punch Challenge

Today at Gingersnap Creations we are asked to pull out those fabulous border punches for the new Spicy Supply Challenge.  I don't know about you, but I sometimes tend to go for months where I neglect my punches.  I don't know why, I just get out of the groove.  So it was super-fun to get out a few and layer some frilly edges on a very spring-time card.  The gorgeous bluebird image is from Retro Cafe Art Gallery - Bird Love Collage Sheet.  Retro Cafe Art Gallery is our sponsor this month, so that means there is an absolutely fabulous prize up for grabs. (Seriously, all you altered art lovers, go look, it's amazing!)  Anyway, I added some distress inks to the edges, which were punched with Martha Stewart's Hydrangea edge punch (sadly retired, I nabbed one off e-bay!) and an EK success doily edge.  The background panel for my birdies is some very cool Jane Austin paper from Papertrey Ink, stamped with a floral motif and inked up with broken china distress ink.  I finished off the card with some lace and a pebble accent.

And in a new twist......  the Ginger Gems will be chosen by our blog readers!  All the details are on the Gingersnap Creations post. :)

19 comments:

lynne said...

Shabby perfection with that beautiful image and papers you used - quite lovely.
Wishes
Lynne

craftattack said...

Lovely piece! The Jan Austen paper is wonderful, too! Valerie

Wax Beach Artist said...

Oh wow Jean! That card is so beautiful and so sweet, I just love it!

Sophie's Art said...

Eine wunderschöne Frühlings-Karte.

Viele Grüße

Netty said...

Beautifully shabby chic and loving your punched edges, x

Debi said...

so pretty Jean, debi x

trisha too said...

So very pretty, Jean!

:-)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful, love the images and the border edges. Tracy x

Linda R said...

Ohhhh... This is so pretty. Your right those punched edges look wonderful..

Hugs, Linda

Katya-Music said...

So beautiful, Jean!

Alexa said...

The image is wonderful and the way you have out it together looks really vintage - love it!

Shar said...

Wow! Love how you did the border here and those beautiful birds are fabulous!

Shar said...

Wow! Love how you did the border here and those beautiful birds are fabulous!

Deb (dcorder) said...

Just stunning!

Laura said...

Thanks for the positive feedback on my new stamps! I hope it is the start of many? I love the Retro Cafe papers. They are a new company to me and I think they are glorious as is your creations with them.

Dawn said...

So Pretty. I know what you meen about not using the punches though. I am glad you got them out again ;0) Dawn xx

Nora MacPhail said...

Cary, your creations are just sensational. They are sophisticated yet charming. Lovely.

Dawn said...

Delish I love the boarder you used as well ;0) Dxx

susanne said...

This is beautiful! Very inspiring .. I think I will pull out a few of my punches.
Warm wishes,Susanne