I have been following Virginia Lu's blog for a little while, inspired by her creativity and card designs (as well as her hilarious antics involving her DH, Dr. John). In fact, when she started her "Virginia's View Challenge" blog recently, I had every intention of playing along.
Five months later, I have finally managed to make a card to get in on the incredible fun (where does the time go??). And what could be better than this month's challenge than to use die cuts??? I mean, seriously, you should see my die collection! I have a terrible addiction to those lovely metal things, and there is no end to the fabulous designs coming out all the time. Can one ever have enough dies? I have yet to discover the answer to that, so in the meantime, I'll continue to buy the ones that catch my eye ;-)
This card uses the lovely Memory Box Blissful Butterfly Border, paired with the Papertrey One Liners: Happy dies -
I've also been wanting to play with some neon cardstock I picked up a while back, so took the opportunity to use the colours with the butterfly border die. I gave the white panel some texture by running it through my Cuttlebug with the Papertrey Linen & Canvas Impression Plate die, glued the border die on a slight diagonal, filled each pocket with the neon cardstock diecuts, then adhered the "Happy" diecut at the base. I can't tell you how hard it was to leave the top portion alone ... have I mentioned how difficult I find it to make a CAS card??? LOL
The inside of this card completes the sentiment with "Birthday".
So there you have it ... my entry into this month's Challenge - to use diecuts. Why not join in on the fun?