#840 – STB: Off the Edge

Hello and welcome! A new challenge is up on the Seize the Birthday challenge blog. The challenge is to make birthday projects, and you also have the option of using a ‘Topping’ that is given in every challenge. And the topping this time, selected by JoAnn, is ‘Off the Edge’!

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I am not really sure whether my card completely classifies as an ‘off the edge’ card. My idea was perfect, but the execution..lets just say I slipped a bit. 😉


My idea was to partially die cut and partially emboss the leaves using the Simon Says Stamp Clustered Leaves die, so that the die cut side falls ‘off the edge’ of the card. What happened is that the leaves turned out to be the center piece, as I accidentally concentrated more on ‘getting it done right’ than getting it ‘off the edge’! 😉


I first used Lucky Clover and Twisted Citron distress oxide inks to blend in some shades of green on a piece of cardstock. I also sprinkled some water and took off some of the ink to get a splattered effect.

I then used pieces of scrap cardstock which were big enough to cover the entire die and outlined the center of the leaves, trimmed each of them, adhered them together. This would be my replacement to the cutting place in my die cutting machine, since I wanted a partial cutting done. Once I finished die cutting, I used the actual cutting plate and embossing mat to emboss the rest of the piece. I also trimmed off anything I thought I didn’t need in the card.


To make this card, I adhered two pieces of cardstock to get a tri-fold card. I then traced out the partially die cut piece on top and trimmed it off, and then adhered my partially die cut leafy piece on top, and trimmed off the excess from the sides. For embellishing, I used a clear glitter pen on the embossed lines of the leaves. Finally, I also added an additional layer of die cut vellum.

For the flowers, I cut out multiple pieces from white cardstock using Elizabeth Crafts Bunch of Flowers dies, then stuck two pieces together for the flowers. I then adhered these on the card and added a pearl on each flower’s center for embellishing.


For the sentiment, I used My Favorite Things Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes and stamped it using gray ink, trimmed it and using a strip of foam, adhered it only to one side of the card.

Hope my card inspires you! Do remember to check up on the Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from our talented Surprise Guest Annie and the rest of our talented design team! And, of course, join us with your own birthday project!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

25 thoughts on “#840 – STB: Off the Edge

  1. Hmmm, bit off the ‘off the edge’ for me, but the gorgeous greens WOW I absolutely love the monochromatic color scheme Ashwini! So glad to visit your blog after ages, and thank you for continuing to visit mine, despite my absence here. Hoping to stay put in one place now(which I know is not going to happen), and blog regularly, and hop around friends blogs.

    • Wonderful to see you back to making cards, Rahmat!! And thank you for coming by to announce it to me too!! As always, thanks for the kind comments as well!! Looking forward to much more of you in the blogland!! 🙂

  2. Your card is lovely and perfect for a birthday. I think it qualifies as “off the edge” as the leaves are off the edge.

  3. I certainly believe it does Ashwini! Love the different variations of green Ashwini! It’s a wonderful card! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  4. I see an edge and this card is too stunning to even think differently. So striking and sensational in every way.

  5. It is certainly off the edge ,you saved the card by making it a trifold card ! Lots of calculation to get the concept right ,i loved the partly cut and partly embossed idea and greens give it such a fresh look !

  6. I love this so much, Ashwini!!! So beautiful in lovely green tone! Love the partial embossing, white flowers, added vellum branch and that you made it into a tri-fold card.. everything about this card!

  7. Your card is beautiful, Ashwini, and after reading how you so successfully put it together, I was exhausted! Your attention to detail is awe-inspiring and your hard work on this one definitely paid off!

  8. Wonderful card Aswini, I love that SSS die, and your colour scheme is so pretty. Gorgeous off the edge elements and a really striking card, Cathy x

  9. So gorgeous!!! I think that you have a perfect “Off the Edge” card plus a wonderful tri-fold card… I really love how it turned out.
    Funny thing that the white flowers and placement of die cut leaves, reminded me of the last scenes of “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”. I recently went to the movies with my sister, and when an “explosion” of branches and white flowers began to come to life, I thought that it would inspire a great card, and it did… just not mine 😊

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