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January 06, 2014


It's time for a new challenge at Craft Your Passion and this week the theme is 'Fancy edges/Borders'. 

Our sponsors this week are 'Stitchy Bear's Digi outlet'

From the selection of beautiful images we were given, I picked 'Ruffles' - To me she looks like a Manga/Anime character, so that's the theme I tried to follow to create my card.

As Manga is typically Japanese, I wanted to use a Japanese style plant or tree for the background.

I picked a beautiful Cherry blossom. I kept the colours of her dress very similar to the background. For the cherry blossom I also cut extra layers of 3 of the flowers, so that I could create solid raised flowers for these parts.  

My card edge was created using my silhouette and is cut from the same layer the image is on. I then placed a blue mat (as it contrasted well with the pink) behind the image so that you could see the colour through the cut edges.

The Sentiment is printed directly onto the card, in fact other than the raised flowers and blue mat, everything is on the same level. :)

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Materials used:
Blue card (Backing mat) from stash
White cardstock & paper
Cherry tree image
Stitchy Bear's Digi outlet image - Ruffles

Thanks for stopping by :)


  1. Beautiful card! Love the cherry blossom & image. Lovely colour pallet & design too :)

  2. I think you definitely achieved the manga look you were after. Very nice! Thanks for joining us at Silhouette Challenges. Julie, DT member

  3. Stunning! Wonderful combination of image and a cherry flowers and branch for the background. Gorgeous border too!

  4. This is beautiful! I love the soft colors and that wonderful fancy frame! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap

  5. I love this beautiful card. It's so soft and inviting. Great coloring on her dress. Really fantastic. Thanks for sharing with us at Melonheadz Friends for this challenge.

    Emily, DT

  6. simply beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CCC with our anything goes challenge! Hope to see you again soon :) x

  7. Hi Samantha,
    I think you made a excellent card. It looks as if she is in a mangafilm.
    I love the colours and the way you made the flowers.
    xxx Michelle

  8. Samantha, this card is delightful. I love the fancy edge with the blue contrast behind it. Your image looks lovely and that tree with the blossoms is gorgeous. perfect for the style of the image. So soft and pretty!

  9. You've captured the theme beautifully,Sam.Such pretty colours too.Superb colouring :)
    Lisa x

  10. A gorgeous card. The pretty image and the way you've created the edges are wonderful.

    Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge. Please make sure you follow the blog to be eligable x

    1. Just found you as a follower on Bloglovin x

  11. Beautiful. Really great colouring and colour choices.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck. xx

  12. Oh Sam!! So gorgeous! I saw your card on a challenge I also entered; but now I forgot what is it, LOL. Instantly click here, totally worth it! The background is really lovely!! <3

  13. Such a sweet image colored beautifully. Love your card!

    Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends challenge!


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