Thursday, February 26, 2015

MIM #202: Anchoring With Border/Banner Dies

This post would more aptly be titled:  Well, I tried!

I watched Melissa Phillips' MIM video several times.  I cut various dies from many different papers.  I layered, unlayered, layered, and unlayered, over and over until I finally had to call it done.  I tried to add some more layers, but nothing looked right.  I didn't know layering could be so difficult!

The base was made from Aqua Mist cs.  The white cs is from Walmart.  The sequins and patterned paper is from the MIM kit Shakers + Sprinkles.  I cut it and some Hibiscus Burst cs into tags and punched a hole through them.  The ribbon is from pajama packaging.   The cupcake, semi-oval, and banners were cut from the Baker's Dozen die set.  The white banner was cut in half to make it longer.  The cake stand was cut from Harvest Gold cs using the Cake Plates die set.  The Swoosh "birthday" was cut from Hawaiian Shores cs.  I stamped the March cupcake from Baker's Dozen Stamp Set in DI Antique Linen and colored it with Distress Markers and a water brush.

If you're looking for some real layering inspiration, check out Melissa Phillips MIM video!

I am happy to report that only scrap pieces were used to put together this card, so it's also going over to the City Crafters Challenge Blog week #250: Use It Up!  With these little layers, it was easy to do!


Thank you so much for coming over to visit!  I hope you are enjoying your day!

Kara Lynne

22 comments:

  1. lovely card, kara... all the layering on the tag is so pretty!

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  2. What a fun colorful bday card with the cupcake...love it!

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  3. I think it turned out fabulous, LOVE the colours!

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  4. Beautifully done! Love your cupcake coloring! And I agree - layering is harder than one might think!

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  5. This is wonderful , Kara! I see you got your new products, Im still waiting and I order before the real time.

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  6. I think your layering is great!! I love the colors and the cupcake is so cute!! Fab card!!

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  7. An inspired idea! I love the cupcake and the sequins are the perfect finishing touch!

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  8. This is pretty, this is fun, and that reminds me that I haven't break into my cake stand die yet!

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  9. GREAT card Kara, I love the cake and stand, along with the tags makes a very fun card :)

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  10. Thank you for this totally happy and gorgeous card Kara!

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  11. Just gorgeous, all those layers! And you were lucky to get that PTI die - when I ordered they were already out of stock :(

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  12. Just gorgeous, all those layers! And you were lucky to get that PTI die - when I ordered they were already out of stock :(

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  13. Stunning! This is so beautifully composed! Love the fun colors too. Really make one smile! So happy~

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  14. Colorful, fun, and a perfectly layered card Kara! You're too hard on yourself...I think it turned out fantastic! I shouldn't be talking though, as I'm my worst critic too! Someone is really going to enjoy this card though...really!! And a BIG thank you to you for all your kind comments on my blog every time I post...it's friends like you that make the blogging community so special! Have a wonderful weekend Kara! :0)

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  15. Fabulous card...just simply fabulous! I love all your wonderful details and layering, just so festive for a sweet birthday card!

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  16. Wonderful card! Beautiful colours!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  17. WOW Kara Lynne!!! This is gorgeous!!! Love the colors and the design of you card!!! Great job! Thank you for joining us this week at CCCB!
    Samra DT

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  18. Oh my I had to pin this; this is stunning! I love the bright and modern design. It's the kind of card that makes you smile when you see it. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB! Good to see you!

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