Sunday, September 7, 2014

Hello card for cutting edge challenge

One of my blogging doldrums is a slow laptop.  I've asked Santa for a new one because mine just slogs along and makes it impossible to multi task, especially if my Silhouette software is up and running.  I know, whine, whine, whine.  Because of my slow laptop, it's taken me several days to enter a new-to-me challenge blog - The Cutting Edge.  There's a great design team and lots if inspiration, so I wanted to play along in the latest challenge (#9) with this card as inspiration:

I was inspired by the bright colors against the gray background.  I've had a piece of velvet gray paper on my desk for a while and used it as the background for my card here:

I stamped and embossed the flowers and used my Silhouette to cut the background leaves.  I made the Hello sentiment with my sketch pens, which I love.  It's so easy to pop out the blade, insert the pens and sketch away!

I did want to embellish a bit more, but stopped myself to keep it clean and simple.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Erika, the flower you chose are gorgeous and I love how you changed it up with the stripes on the background! Thanks so much for playing along with the Cutting Edge Challenge!

  2. What a pretty card...your flowers are lovely!! So happy that you joined the challenge at The Cutting Edge and shared your wonderful creativity with us all:)!!