And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bountiful Borders

Hello, friends!  Today is an exciting day for's the first time for me to host a challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.  The "Ways to Use It" Challenge for today is to see how creative you can be with those border dies and punches.  If you don't have any border dies or can grab some decorative scissors to create your borders.  I made two samples for WT362.

Creative Nugget: Some new Edgeabilitie dies and inserts were used to create the decorative strip across the bottom of the card.  The die and one of the inserts from the Classic Petal set was layered with an insert from the Classic Ric Rac set for the bottom part of the strip.  The same die and inserts were reversed to create the top of the strip.  This produced a little flower design in the middle from which the Baker's Twine was tied.  The neat thing about the new Edgeabilities dies is that all of the sets are interchangeable for endless possibilities!  The decorative strip was layered onto a Dotted Swiss panel, a black panel, and a Select White card base.  The sentiment was computer generated and punched with the modern label punch.

Creative Nugget:  The bottom border of this second sample was made by using the edge only of the Ric Rac set of Edgeabilitie Dies.  The die was used on the white panel as well as the black card base.  The hearts are from a Sweet 'n Sassy clear stamp set called "Polka Dot Silhouettes" and were stamped in various colors. Some of the hearts were then die cut with  matching heart dies and popped up for dimension.  Some ruffled black gingham ribbon and a computer generated sentiment were added to the top of the card.

I hope you'll grab your border dies and play along with the challenge. I'd love to see what you create with those bountiful borders!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Polka Dot Silhouettes (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Computer
Ink: Computer, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Wild Wasabi, Brilliant Blue, Lovely Lilac (SU!)
Paper: Select White, True Black (PTI)
Accessories: Dotted Swiss Embossing Folder (ProvoCraft), Classic Ric Rac and Classic Petal Edgeabilities, Banner die (Spellbinders), Modern Label Punch (SU!), Kaiser Pearls colored with Copic Markers, Baker's Twine, Heart Dies (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Ruffled Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Tiny Twinkles (Taylored Expressions) 

1 comment:

catherine said...

Beautiful card Cathy and such lovely bright colours. love the twine
x catherine