Saturday, November 22, 2014

Challenge #15 at The Cutting Edge

I'm a month into this blogging thing and I'm enjoying myself, I'm learning new things all the time! So today, on a happy Saturday, I've decided to jump into the world of challenges. This is my first and I'm certain not last.

I've decided to participate in The Cutting Edge Challenge and sadly have found, that #15 will be their last.  I appreciate the opportunity to participate though!

I had a lot of fun putting this card together.  My inspiration came from the design and content of the example project above. Starting with my snowflake, which is the Stitched Snowflake by PTI, I layered it with another, smaller Sizzix snowflake and then a little white snowflake embellishment by Reflections on top.  My base is Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, and the strips were cut using MFT Vertical Stitched Strips dies. The cardstock is GinaK Blue Denim and Pink Paislee Merry and Bright.

I wanted the middle stripe to look like a candy cane, I love how it's sandwiched between the blue stripes, it really stands out! I dusted the Stitched Snowflake with glitter and hit the tips with PTI Fresh Snow ink to give it a frosty look.  Lastly I used a sentiment from Ornaments4Life by Stamps for Life and some Blue Jean Tiny Pearls by Doodlebug.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, please leave me a comment, I so appreciate your feedback!

PTI Stitched Snowflake


  1. Love this gorgeous snowflake, AJ!!! Great design. I am a new follower. :)

  2. Fabulous take on the inspiration! Thanks for joining us at The Cutting Edge Challenge!

  3. This is a beautiful take on the challenge, AJ! Congratulations on winning a Top Three at The Cutting Edge!! I'm happy to meet you and become your newest follower! I'd love to have to visit me and join me, too, if you like! Enjoy the weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. What a great design! Love the shading on the snowflakes! And congratulations on your win at The Cutting Edge. Well deserved!

  5. Thank you Darnell, I appreciate your kind comments and have joined your blog as well!

  6. Thank you for your sweet comments Jen, I just love that snowflake from PTI! I joined your blog too!

  7. Oh my dear sweet friend... This is stunning!! I love the design..The colors and that snowflake really makes a beautiful statement.