March Birthday

Nichole Heady (PTI) started a weekly challenge – Make It Monday. This week’s challenge is to use distressed edges (MIM5). I was explaining the challenge to my kiddo (whose card is shown below) and they said “like frayed fabric edges”. So that got me thinking – I’d use the cotton batting to make clouds. That was the start of my card.

Since I wasn’t sure the clouds would be enough to qualify for the challenge, I decided to do traditional distressed edges. First I sewed around the panel; then I distressed the edges; finally I sponged white ink along the edges. The rest is pretty obvious.

My kiddo played along too. They used PTI paper, ribbon, and the Butterfly Dreams stamp set. Their distressed edges are the mat for the focal image – one of my old tie-dye t-shirts!

Birthday Wishes
All supplies PTI unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Up Up & Away;
Colors: Spring Rain, Berry Sorbet; Daffodil Delight (SU); Grey (Palette);
Other: cloud dies, 1/8″ White Silk ribbon; label die (Spellbinders), sewing machine, cotton batting;

2 thoughts on “March Birthday

  1. Karen! You stamped! Or perhaps more accurately, you blogged! Welcome back. This card is adorable. I love the clouds. Your daughter’s card is awesome, too. I love her use of the t-shirt. So glad you shared them both!

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