Thursday, August 25, 2011

Daring Adventure and New Stuff!

I've had some of this stuff, unused, just sitting on my table teasing me for weeks now. WEEKS! I couldn't put it away because I wanted to use it, but nothing was really coming to mind so it sort of became part of my work surface. Does this happen to anyone else?

Today's challenge over at Pals Paper Arts was a really great kick to my creativity and as soon as I saw what it was, I knew exactly what I had to do! Yay! The challenge is to "Soften the Edges" which is so great because it can mean so many things. Corner rounding, scallops, ink, sanding, tearing, designer paper, crinkling...etc. I love it!

So I got  out all those unused products and started softening edges (yes ALL of them!) and here is what I came up with:
The new stuff I used tonight includes:
Vintage Trinkets - see those cute little brads and safety pin? I can't believe I've waited so long. They're so fun!
Denim Ribbon - Not the same color? Who cares! Denim matches everything!
Well Worn Designer Paper - Such a nice understated paper. Classy and perfect.

And yes, every single edge on this card has had something done to it. One has been rolled and pinned, some have been textured, most have been sanded and all of them have been inked.
Hopefully these picture show all the edge details.
I feel like I should also mention how great this Daring Adventure stamp set is. This card features all four images: the flourish at the top left, the footprints on the greeting, and the word background. I REALLY love it when a stamp set can be used like this to make a complete project with no wasted rubber. I also love Helen Keller so I might be a bit biased.

I used:
* Daring Adventure stamp set
* River Rock, Cajun Craze, Whisper White,  and Soft Suede card stock
* Well Worn designer paper
* Soft Suede, and Crumb Cake ink
* Vintage Trinkets
* Denim Ribbon
* Distressing kit
* Antique Wallpaper embossing folder


  1. It has an old and new feel and a great thought, I like it...Nice work Natalie!

  2. Definitely a beautiful card. Love the weathered feel and the denim ribbon. TFS!

  3. Natalie -- Thanks for posting to the PPA Challenge. You were a busy woman softened ALL those edges. It's a beautiful card using the Well Worn DSP. PALS Paper Arts Design Team