Border strips are very popular at present, especially those with a separate cutting edge that makes them even more versatile. A few weeks ago I showed you how to create the box sides using another border strip but today we are going to make a card using the Mary Border Strip from Spellbinders
- S6-001 5x7 Matting Basics A
- S6-002 5x7 Matting Basics B
- S4-441 Mary Border Strip
- EL-002 Regal Embossing Folder
- GC-200 Grand Calibur Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
- Ribbon from Mei Flower
- Acrylic Centre from Wild Orchid Crafts
- Sentiment from Crafters Companion
- Pink Pearls from Want2Scrap
With die #7 from Matting basics A cut two and hinge them together to create your base
With die #7 from Matting Basics B cut one panel in white and emboss it with any folder that you have in your "Stash"
With die #6 from Matting Basics A cut another layer in pink
(Please remember that #1 is always the smallest die)
With the Mary Border Strip cut the solid panel in pink with the outer cutting edge and the with both dies together cut the patterned piece.
With small foam pads in between the layers, add these two together
With the pink panel place the inner section of the border strip onto your card keeping it over to one side and pass it though your die cutting machine. Tape the die in place so that it won't move.
Carefully remove it and add it to the other side of the card and keep it well over to the side.
Place foam pads in strategic places on the back of the panel so that they cannot be seen from the front and add this to the white embossed layer
Stamp and heat emboss your sentiment onto some parchment that is wide enough to wrap around the layers and be glued on the back
Place the separate cut out panel in between the two cut into the pink card and use foam pads to give extra height to this one.
Adding in the foam creates shadows and depth and makes the card look better than simply being flat
Wrap these layers with pink ribbon and the parchment strip, and secure on the back before adding them to the base card.
I have tied a double bow and added it to the ribbon with a flower centre to cover the knot.
And finally I added in the pearls at the top and bottom of the parchment strip
More tomorrow ...