Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Mod Squad - The Cutting Edge

Dear Ones~
This week it's my turn to host over at the Mod Squad Challenge. I have entitled the challenge "The Cutting Edge". Can you guess what the challenge is? Why yes, it's to cut the edge of your card. You must fussy cut one of the edges of your creation.

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Here's my card:
It's a little challenging to photograph a card like this and capture the 3-D effect. I stamped the sunflower image from Melanie Muenchinger's A Year of Flowers, using a mask on the middle one so that the other two looked like they were behind. Also added some leaves. After I colored the image with my Copics I fussy cut the right edge. I love this look - it appears difficult but it's really quite simple, and gives the card a great wow factor. Plus, it's one layer, so it mails well.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White and Honey Mustard Card
Darice Basket Weave EF
GKD Year of Flowers Stamps
GKD Cottage Garden Stamp
Sizzix Ornate Labels Die
Copic Markers
Stash Gold Thread 

I would also like to enter this card in the CropStop Challenge. This month it's Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to head on over to The Mod Squad Challenge and play along. You could win the prize! I can't wait to see your wonderful creations, and I adore your comments.



  1. Fabulous card and a beautiful design. Thud! Love this totally! I had to comment all the way from France!

  2. I love this technique... could a person use dies and do a partial cut instead of fussy cutting? The sunflowers are perfect for this design. Just gorgeous.

  3. Gorgeous card design and what beautiful sunflowers this stamp is!!

  4. What a lovely card design. I always like to see sunflowers and yours are colored so wonderfully.

  5. Wonderful coloring and precise fussy cutting, Judy.

  6. This looks so beautiful! Fantastic job coloring AND fussy cutting! I always have a hard time masking, even though I know it's not that hard. You've inspired me!

  7. Hello Judy, I saw your card on the Mod Squad challenge and wanted to pop over and tell you how beautiful it is! I love how you fussy cut around the flowers - it really adds to the "wow factor!"

    I'd love for you to link this up on the Cropstop blog where anything goes as long as you use something from one of the companies they carry in the store. (You did!)
    You can check out the current challenge here:

    1. Thanks so much for linking up! I hope you'll joins us again. We're trying to grow the link up and who doesn't like the chance to win a prize?!

    2. You are very welcome, Esther. Thanks for the heads up!

  8. I absolutely adore this card. Fussy cutting the edge using those gorgeous sunflowers was a terrific idea. Your coloring is so pretty. It really is stunning!

  9. GLOR I OUS! (say it like that for accent!) This is such a sunner! I love those fabulous sunflowers, they are even ore perfect than Mother Nature's! As you would say, fussy cutting them out was pure genius! I have always loved this technique and have done it only a couple of times, it's soooooo dramatic in a stunning way! Great Challenge!

  10. I love sunflowers and your card, Judy, is absolutely beautiful. Your coloring skills are masterfully done.

  11. This is INCREDIBLE Judy! Love Love Love!