Our Cut Above winners:
Sandra's Choice: Maria
I love this card that Maria created. I love how Maria layered and rock and rolled her beautiful butterfly. The colour combination is eye catching and the touch of lace and bling finish it all perfectly. Congratulations, Maria, on being a Cut Above this week!
Anne Marie's Choice: Bonnie Klass
I really enjoyed seeing the evolution of Bonnie's card design on her blog post. I just love how she masked off the area for her beautifuly stamped, main image on this one layer-wonder. The colors just pop off the clean background. Simple seam binding and that tiny butterfly were the perfect finishing touches, too. Congratulations, Bonnie on being my choice for a Cut Above this week.
Lauri's Choice: Nancy
Nancy's card immediately caught my eye with its gorgeous color combination! The gray and yellow is gorgeous, and the image is so pretty! I love everything about this card! Congratulations Nancy for being my choice for Cut Above this week!
Guest Designer Cindy's Choice: Jen
When I see a clean and simple card with lots of elegant white space, balanced images that pack a punch, and just the perfect details to keep my interest, it's always a winner in my book! Jen, congratulations for being my pick for A Cut Above this week! I love the impact of Jen's hand drawn frame and the gorgeous colors she chose for this beauty.
LeAnne's Choice - Terry
Goin' Over the Edge
First, I LOVE the color combo that Terry chose for her card! Embossing only a portion of the card, plus nestling the sentiment up into the main image are ingenious touches, but both so simple! Of course, I love the vintage image, and she has pushed me over the edge in wanting this stamp set! Congrats on being my Cut Above, Terry!
Nance's choice: Julie
Oh my gosh, "embossing to the max"--maximum elegance, that is--describes Julie's gorgeous card! This is a lovely example of how detailed clean-and-simple can be. The embossed navy background is a stunning canvas for the beautiful embossed tangerine flowers. And I love how her shadow stamping pulls the navy background color into the main panel. Absolutely stunning...congratulations Julie, you're my Cut Above!!
Ann's Choice: Archana
With it's beautifully coordinated handmade flowers, Archana's card immediately caught my eye! Although it is clean and simple, this card still illustrates fabulous details...including the twine bow and rhinestone brads for the flower centers. And what a striking color combination, too! Congratulations, Archana, for being my choice for A Cut Above this week!
Lesley's Choice: Sue
Little Bits of Randomness
This week we had so many fabulous entries, it is always so challenging to narrow it down to one card! I kept coming back to Sue's sweet creation. The wee flowers and the polka-dotted designer paper made me smile. I also loved how she highlighted that perfect sentiment with two brads. This card makes me smile, I know the person receiving it would smile too. Congratulations Sue on being a Cut Above this week!
And now on to our HEADLINER
Jaydee's Choice: Carrie
Carrie's card really highlights the fact that clean and simple can also be beautifully detailed! The summery colors were a perfect combination with the brightness of the pussycat. The fabulous scalloped grass, the wonderful puffy white clouds and the unexpected pop of Rich Razzleberry in the 3D butterfly. The sun the in the corner with a little cloud running past it... I loved it all. The final touch of perfection.... the little flower with just a little bling. Congratulations, Carrie - your fabulous scene is our HEADLINER this week.
Tomorrow we have another wonderful sketch challenge from the very talented Lesley. We hope you will join us for our Paper Players Challenge #53.