Friday, February 26, 2010

Embellish Color Challenge With Borders

Time for another Embellish Color Challenge... to use the colors pictured above along with a decorative border (punched, die cut, decorative scissors), check out the details here. Our sponsor for this week is the fabulous Verve Stamps and you've got to check out the prize... by participating you have a chance to win four gorgeous Verve stamp sets!

Here's my take...
The stamp set used is Verve's Everlasting Life, such a gorgeous set! I use two different sized scalloped borders, which were die cut using the new PTI Scalloped Borders Dies (LOVE these!!!), in Sweet Blush and Lemon Tart cardstock.
The cross was stamped using Spring Moss ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder, for a bit of elegance. Attached a couple Melon Berry buttons, tied off with white silk ribbon, to the scallops.

This second card was created using Miracles Blossom...
Using a cheery color combo of Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist, New Leaf, Dark Chocolate & White. The scallops were cut using the Small Scalloped Border Die.
An Aqua Mist cardstock strip was stamped, in New Leaf, with Background Basics: Tin Types. I am really loving the look of the New Leaf on Aqua Mist! Stamped the sentiment (from Everlasting Life) in Dark Chocolate, then emphasized it with a New Leaf cardstock strip. Finished the card off by adding a few layers to the Lemon Tart tulips, for a bit of fun dimension.

After creating both of these cards, I am definitely ready for Spring! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you give this challenge a try. I can't wait to see what you all create!


He Has Risen!:



  1. Beautiful! Don't you just love aqua and yellow together? And then brown grounds it perfectly.

  2. Beautiful cards Maile, definitely puts me in the mood for Spring too! My favourite is the first - love all those scallops in those lovely pastel colours!!

  3. Again some beautiful cards Mail.
    Love the springcolors.
    I give it a try at Embellish Magazine

    xx Anita

  4. really pretty!! I love the layouts!!

  5. Gorgeous! Fresh - it's beginning to feel like spring!

  6. Totaly BEAUTIFUL! Such yummy colors and are so inspiring!

  7. beautiful cards! i just LOVE the first one!!

  8. Wow Maile, your cards rock, the colors are awesome! so fun and springy! I luv bth the cards, you use the colors so nicely!

    Clouds :D

  9. beautiful spring colors! love your pretty cards!

  10. I really like the Melon berry accent of the first card and the toiled tulips of the second card. Beautiful as always.

  11. Beautiful cards! Love the great colors and images... and those buttons. :o)

  12. Gorgeous cards Maile. Both very fresh and colorful. Love your color choices. Definitely ready for Spring :-)
    Thanks for sharing.

  13. Love the cards and the joyful spring colors! Stunning clean, crisp and beautiful design! Spring is almost here!!!!!!!

  14. Love your cards. Very inspiring:)

  15. I love both of them! Great, fresh color combos. Btw, I found you through the Stamp It! mag... Your blog is fantastic. I linked it up over at mine, I hope that's okay. If not please let me know and I'll remove it.
    Happy stamping!

  16. Beautiful cards, Maile! I love how you stamped "He is risen" in melon berry on top of the spring moss cross. It made a soft image very crisp & clean- yum. I'm ready for Easter now...