Monday, June 16, 2014

The Cutting Edge

So excited to find out about this new challenge blog, The Cutting Edge Challenge, this weekend!

Their first challenge has a guest designer spot opportunity- how could I *not* give it a shot?  I've been loving my die-cuts more and more, and why else do I need an excuse to play with them?! LOL

We were to choose one of the design team members to be inspired by and of course use die cutting.  I was inspired by the fabulous Amy Kolling and her amazing card on the bottom left

Using some washi tape, MFT Plentiful Petals diecuts, and Simon Says Stamp Happy diecut I came up with this...

Cutting Edge Challenge

I cut the flowers using watercolor paper and smeared them in distress inks and sprinkled water drops. I also layered the happy die a couple of times to give it some more dimension.

I had a ton of funny with this challenge and can't wait to play along in future challenges too!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Monday!!


  1. Lysa this is bright, bold and clearly a HAPPY card! Super take on Amy's card. So glad you submitted it into The Cutting Edge Guest Designer Challenge!!!

  2. Great colors and a fantastic take on Amy's card. Thanks for linking up to The Cutting Edge!

  3. Love those bright flowers, a great contrast to the washi! Fingers crossed for you!

  4. Happy and pretty card!! Love the colors and creative idea!! Thank you for playing along at The Cutting Edge Challenge

  5. Beautifully done. Love the bright colors. Great card for the summer.

  6. Beautifully done. Love the bright colors. Great card for the summer.

  7. What a pretty card, Lysa...your flowers are such wonderful colors...your card makes me happy:)!! Thanks for joining the contest at The Cutting Edge:)!!

  8. This is so fabulous with the bright colors against the black washi!

  9. Oooo....this is fabulous! I love that you rotated the layout to show off those big blooms! Thanks for the tip on coloring your blooms....I'm a fan of DI's too! Thank you so much for joining us at The Cutting Edge Challenge!


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