AAA Cards 147 – Along the Edge

It’s time for another challenge at the AAA Cards challenge blog. Our new challenge kicking off today is Along the Edge with the optional twist of Inspired by a Song. Our guest designer for this challenge is Angie Cimbalo from Cimbacreativefun. The sponsor for this challenge is CAS-ual Fridays Stamps who have generously offered a $25 gift certificate to the winner of this challenge. Thanks CFS!!

For my card for this challenge, I ended up doing two variations of the same design. For the first card, I did some ink blending. For the second card, I used some patterned paper. Either option works well for creating an “along the edge” look.

Mel's Card Corner | AAA 147 - Along the Edge

For my first card, I created an ink blended edge using Distress Oxide inks in Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citron, and Wilted Violet. It did take a bit of effort to get the colors to blend since they were each very different, but with some patience, it can be done.

Mel's Card Corner | AAA 147 - Along the Edge

For my second card, I used some cute Halloween color striped paper from the Pumpkin Party 6×6″ paper pad from Doodlebug Design. If you don’t have the Distress Oxide inks, or don’t have the time to do ink blending, patterned paper is a great way to create a quick accent on a clean and simple card.

For the sentiment panel on both cards, I used the Holiday Sentiment Duos stamp set from Heffy Doodle. On the ink blended card, I stamped it with blank ink, but stamped it in Gorgeous Grape ink from Stampin’ Up!® on the patterned paper card for a different look.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun CAS project. Please be sure to head over to AAA Cards to play along with our current challenge. As always, please remember to keep your card CAS which, for us, means plenty of white space free of images, texture, pattern, etc. with minimal layers and embellishments.

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  1. Jane says:

    Both cards are super examples of how to create along the edge. The blending on the first is pretty incredible given that the colours are so very different and the paper on the second is such a neat idea for a quick and easy version.

  2. LucieG Cards says:

    Wow, well done with the ink blending – purple and yellow are always so challenging! Two great cards Melissa!

    PS Do you know of a way that I can get your blog to remember my details so I don’t have to add them each time I leave a comment? Thanks!

    • Melissa says:

      Somehow the option for the “remember me” checkbox got disabled. I’ve enabled it again so you should be able to opt-in to be remembered the next time you comment. 🙂

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