Sunday, February 26, 2012

Going Over the Edge at Our Creative Corner

Hello there! Hope you are having a fantastic Sunday out there! I'm back again today with my belated Design Team card for this week's Our Creative Corner challenge. Better late then never, right? Sheesh! This week our hostess is the fabulously talented Tui Nathan and here is what she has to say about our "Over the Edge" challenge:
"This week the challenge I have for you is "Over the Edge" - create a card, or paper craft item with a design element that is not restricted to the boundaries of the card edges, and continues to flow off the edge of the card, for instance this could be a die cut element, a sentiment banner, a fussy cut image, ribbon etc. 
Push your design to the edge .... and have fun!"

My inspiration for the card came from this image of printed fabric on Pinterest (where else, right?). Click HERE for more info. I am seriously loving this color combo right now.
It was time to bust out one of my all-time favorite stamp sets for this one: Avairy. That chubby little owl always makes me smile. It's tough to see in the photos but the birdcage and the sentiment are heat embossed in Basic Gray for a little added shine. The striped ribbon is my "over the edge" element. It adds a fun pop but still allows the card to squeeze into an envelope...well sort of, all of the popped up layers make this card "chunky" like that sweet little owl. All of the supplies I used are listed at the end of the post. 
Here is a quick shot of the inside of the card with the sentiment continued from the front and one more chubby owl, just for fun: 
Thanks for visiting today! I sure hope you can play along with us and go "Over the Edge" this week at Our Creative Corner. Please stop by and see what the rest of the gals on the Design Team have created for inspiration:

Linda Coughlin- The Funkie Junkie
Vicki Burdick- It's a Stamp Thing
Sue Butler- Scrumplescrunch
Anita Houston- The Artful Maven Haven
Anne Marie Hile- Stampin' Anne
Wendy Janson-  It's All About Stamping
Marcy Kaminski - En Papillote Arts
Holly Kean- Kean On Paper 
Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis) - Love, Life and Crafts
Meihsia Liu- Simply Paper Crafts
Tui Nathan- Stampin Time
Lori Rider- The Diva Stamper
Kristin Tierney- Lilly Beth Boutique
Sharon Wheet- Designs by Sharon

Have a great rest of your day! Speaking of Pinterest...I'm off to whip up a batch of Peanut Butter and Nutella cookies that I "pinned" earlier this week. Mmmm! I rarely bake so this should be interesting. :) 

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Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Aviary and Petite Pairs (sentiments)
Paper: Basic Gray patterned DSP (from ret. hostess paper pad), Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White card stock
Ink: VersaMark, Basic Gray and Daffodil Delight Classic ink 
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder,  Daffodil Delight 1- 1/4" Striped Grosgrain ribbon, Basic Rhinestones (colored with a yellow marker), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder, White Baker's Twine, Basic Gray button and a ton of Stampin' Dimensionals
Non SU! accessories: gray bling, circle and scallop circle die cuts


  1. AM - what a gorgeous card. You really rocked the color inspiration. I hadn't thought to put Basic Gray and Daffy together - but they are fabulous. You do the most amazing things with the Aviary set. Love this card

  2. This is awesome the colours and the Pinterest inspiration is adorable. That ribbon looks amazing in the yellow colour.

  3. Oh, this is sweet! Love that cheerful color combo!!

  4. WOW Anne, this card is STUNNING! I'm swooning over your color palette and that inspiration fabric too! Such an elegant layout. That image is adorable! Hugs, Marcy

  5. OK Anne, this is seriously over the top adorable!!! I may have to make me one like it, 'cept I don't have that gorgeous daffodil ribbon!!! I love everything about this!!!

  6. Freakin' adorable Anne Marie!! Love all of it, especially that gorgeous ribbon treatment! (hugs)

  7. That IS a very nice colour combo and not one that I would normally have thought of. Love your layers, textures and meticulous finishes, Anne Marie.

  8. This is sooooOOOO fabulous, Anne Marie!! I love the colors, & the darling button at the top is too perfect. :) Big hugs!! :)

  9. This is seriously adorable!!! WOW!!! I LOVE how you used this color combination!! I would have run, run, run!!! LOL!!! Very cute my friend!! Amy L.

  10. Gorgeous. Love the design and sunshine colours.

  11. Love your card! Great having that ribbon over the edge and just loving the colors with the DP. Hope you are getting some of this warm weather.

  12. Hello Anne Marie
    Cheerful Yellow, which is mellow and soft, always eye catching on a card, it looks delicious, and using Grey as an accent emulates the warmth. The design with your cage and chubby owl is just adorable, a gorgeous card indeed.

  13. Oooh, love that color combo too!!! And that owl looks stuffed in that cage - lol

    Now.......that's just not fair that you are making Nutella and PB cookies.....I gave up ALL sweets........yes......ALL sweets for lent and I'm tortured already!!!
    Do a girl a favor and DON'T post a picture of them. ha ha!!

  14. Do you need my address to send this one? Ha! Those are totally Laila's colors. :) I love all the fabulous layers and that owl is too precious.

    I'm sure she would like some of those cookies too! They sound yummy.

  15. Love your card it is beautiful great challenge!

  16. This is so full of cuteness and classiness! Love it, Anne Marie! Just love these colors together!

  17. This is so beautiful!! I love the colors, layering and adorable bird cage. Just lovely!

  18. Ann Marie this is cuter than cute! LOVE love love this color combo and I adore polka dots too! The DSP and embossed BG looks fab, and that cute little birdie in the cage is too cute, but I LOVE the wide ribbon!!! Wooo Hooo!I mean Hoot! Hugs

  19. Hi Ann Marie, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment :). I love your cards that one is just simply gorgeous. I love the colour combination, textures and layering.Hugs tinka :)

  20. VEry cute! love polkadots and the little bird cage!

  21. This is so cute, Ann Marie. Your chubby owl is completely adorable and I love the colors and textures. That grosgrain ribbon is completely yummy!

  22. I love this card. I have this stamp set and haven't used it nearly as much as I want to. This card has inspired me. Plus, I love yellow with black and/or grey.

  23. Hope your cookies turned out good! I just made a cinnabon cake I saw on there.... I think I did something wrong..... better luck next time! This is so pretty, I love your color palette, and your inspiration. Pinterest is such a cool site. :) **hugs**

  24. Love every single layer on this card and your colored rhinestones are awesome!

  25. Anne Marie, first let me apologize for being late on this comment.
    Your card is stunning! I love the color palette that you chose, and I too, am a big fan of interest. I don't know why someone hasn't thought of it earlier!
    Great card, and great 'over the edge' ribbon!


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Anne Marie