Friday, August 8, 2014

Make it Monday #175 - Creative Card Borders - Take 2

Good morning friends and happy Friday!  I'm back with a 2nd card for Papertrey Ink's "Make it Monday" challenge.  When this challenge first came out on Monday, I pulled a few dies out that I thought would work, one of them being the "Rustic Wreath" die.  And then I saw Nancy Penir's  wonderful card, and figured there was no way I was going to compete with her!  She used the Rustic Wreath die for a really cool "beachy" thank you card, and the more I thought about it this week, the more inspired I became to make a card using that die too!  I've also had Halloween on the brain with the new sneak peeks coming out this week, so that also helped to inspire me to use this die in a more non-traditional way. (I think of wreaths being used for Christmas and flowers!!)  Anyway, here is my 2nd card using a die for a creative card border:

Definitely not a traditional "wreath" card, and not a traditional Halloween card either, but I really like how it turned out!  After partially cutting out the wreath on a piece of Winter Wisteria cardstock, I stamped it with the leaves with Winter Wisteria ink.  Next I made a mask of the wreath and covered what I had stamped, and then used the Winter Wisteria ink and a Memory Box stencil (Texture Distressed Web) how that came out!  Here's a closer up view:

I added another wreath cut from some newsprint DSP, and then added a few more die cuts.  The bat wings are from the "Bitty Halloween Treats & Sweets" Die Collection, and then I added a die cut circle (from the "Rattled" die set I still had on my desk!) for the bats body.  I added some hemp cord beneath the bat, and that helped to make him "pop" a little more from the card.  The sentiment is a die cut from the "Tricky Trio" Die Collection.  The DSP I used for the inside of the card is from a Recollections pad called "Haunted Manor" (Michael's).  I added a couple google eyes and a few sequins to finish off the card.

I feel really good about this card mostly because I used the die for something I normally never would have thought thanks again Nancy Penir for inspiring me to think outside the box!! :0)

There's still time to play along with this challenge, so make sure you check out Danielle's video and card (that I'm still drooling over!!) over on Nichole Heady's site right here .

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend!! :0)



  1. Stunning card....the wreath is awesome, along with all the other layers you added. Fabulous Halloween card!!

  2. Wow, Marcia, love this Halloween card! Love that it's purple, has sequins, and is spooky cute with the stencilled spiderweb and popped-up bat. Great job and Rustic Wreath really adds a lot to the card!

  3. Adorable! It is so creative to use the wreath on a Halloween card, love it!

  4. Such a cute Halloween card, Marcia....

  5. OK, you made me blush, and, I love it! Your card is way too cute and clever! YOU always come up with something that makes me smile. Adorable Halloween cutie! Love Halloween cards that are fun (and not too scary!), and the colors with the fun pattern paper and masking, and web, and batsy with webby twine, well, all GREAT!

  6. I just love that die and your card is so cute! I never would have thought Halloween. How creative!!! Love!


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