Sunday, July 10, 2011

Celebrate Today–Moxie Fab World Beautiful Borders Challenge!

Hola Chicas!

I’m finally over my rejection of not having my projects picked up for publication last week – of course, eating those three cookies helped A LOT!!  LOL

Celebrate Today Beautiful Borders
I’ve been meaning to sit down and create for the current Moxie Fab World challenges.  The one I decided to tackle today is the Beautiful Borders Challenge.  You all know how much I love cityscapes.  There’s something about them that just makes me happy.  I combined my love of gradient with my love of cityscapes for this challenge.  I was inspired by THIS card that I created for another Moxie Fab Challenge – I’m telling you that EVERY craft room should not be without the EK Success Plaid Border Punch!!  Using three different shades of grey cardstock, I punched the edges of each color with the plaid border punch, and trimmed the strips to create city buildings.  I then adhered each layer, one color in front of the other, using dimensional tape.  The clouds were created using a brand spankin’ new Clouds Border Die that I just picked up from Taylored Expressions and some linen vellum.  Isn’t it dreamy?!!  The graphic sentiment is from Think Big Favorites #4 by Papertrey Ink.

I’m super happy with how this turned out – if you’re inspired by this challenge, I believe there’s still a little bit of time left for you to play along, too!  You will find all the details of the challenge HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I’ll be back again tomorrow to share another reject with you – I’ve got a few left!  LOL  Have a great day!
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21 comments:

SmilynStef said...

Anyone who sees this fabulous card is going to agreed that they *need* that punch ... so clever ... ♥ it.

Virginia L. said...

Wow! I didn't know about this punch and now I'm on the hunt for it!! So inspiring you are! Love love this! You pub day is coming up soon...so start submitting!

Berenice R. said...

So beautiful card! :)

Karen B. said...

Um yeah, this is the best card ever! I'm kind of speechless! So clever. A winner in my book.

Laurel said...

Wow, definitely a winner! and yes now I need that punch, lol

Alicia said...

I knew I bought that punch for a reason... thanks for the fabulous inspiration!

paperella said...

OMG Karolyn! This is the most clever card I've seen in a long time!! And now I need that punch too, you enabler! ;)

Jenny said...

OMG... this is seriously AMAZING karolyn :)
I would never have thought of making skyscrapers with that punch. I neeeed it now:)
Jenny x

Lori Barnett said...

Well you know "I" love love LOVE LOVE LOVE these punched out buildings. I even have a Karolyn Original on my wall!!! And...I went right down and bought that punch...but there is sits...nice and new...in a drawer...collecting dust with the other 30 punches I just HAD TO HAVE! :) BTW - your card ROCKS!!!

Erin Smetak said...

Wow, this is really cool! And the way you used the different grays to Black is awesome! And realistic! Love it gf!

Piali said...

Brilliant use of that punch!!
Fabulous card....love the color combo too! I went to visit my MOM so miss all thr PC pub. fun this time!
Hugs~

78thistles said...

This is a great take on the border challenge! Love it.

Courtney K said...

what an awesome idea - i def need this border punch.

Chunyuan said...

It is stunning. Thanks for sharing. Now I have to go and hunt for that punch.

Bethany said...

WOW!! How creative! A simply stunning card :)

Julie Day said...

Oh Karolyn this is absolutely STUNNING! Genius idea with that punch. I've got a feeling that this is going to be a winner ;)

Cath said...

Hey Karolyn! Thanks for linking this up to the Beautiful Borders challenge in the Moxie Fab World, Lorena! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Terri said...

Wow my friend...this is amazing! At first glance I was sure it was created with your Silhouette...but a border punch? Who knew?! Your mind must be going 24/7 to think up this stuff. Love it!

Glad to hear you have bounced back from your "funk"...knew you could do it, glad my "smashed" cookies helped a little, lol!

BTW, thanks again for sending all your peeps my way..."seeing" lots of new faces around! You're the best!

Marlena M. said...

This is sooooo incredible!!! I will put that punch on my list. ;)

Dana said...

*thud* Excuse me while I lift my jaw up off the floor.
Oh my word Karolyn...you do beat all girl! This. is. incredible. I just ordered that punch last week and am now SOOOO happy I did, because you are a creative genius.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fabulous card Karolyn. Love the city buildings... great colors... and very creative!