Happy April Fools! So today I’m blogging over on the Spellbinders Blog, no kidding!! Over there I’m showing you step-by-step how to bring beauty to edge of your cards. It’s one of the ways I use borders to enhance a card and it rests safely in my tool box of card tricks. Technically when I’m designing a card I start by thinking about the edge or edges and then move my focus to the center and what I’m trying to highlight. Here’s the link over to my post – HERE – you’ll need to see what I’m talking about for my post today to make sense. So, pop over so you can get a look at the technique I used and then come back so I can tell you about my cards today. I’m answering comments and questions over there as well, so sound out about which style you like best :-)
Okay, you’re back . . . lets talk about edges so you know which one works for you best.
Today I decided to turn my original thinking on it’s edge :-) There’s more than one way to get this look and I definitely think every orientation has a lovely look! For my first card, it’s just like the card on the Spellbinder Blog, except turned on its side with a left hand fold. I rarely make side fold cards but I’ll tell you, it’s a very easy way to get this look. For my card I’ve used Spellbinders Graceful Damask Border and the beautiful oval I’ve used to highlight my sentiment is Spellbinders Oval Regalia (I used Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM to cut the aperture).
For my second card, I used the Hinge Technique I created. Simply put, you cut your die, with die hanging over a folded edge a tiny bit. The folded edge you use to cut over only needs to be 3/8″ to 1/2″ – you only need enough to as a basis to glue a layer to and hold it with some stability. So that’s exactly what I did – for the back of the card I cut one border over the fold the cut the second border along the bottom (just as is shown step-by-step in my post on the Spellbinders Blog). For the front of the card I cut at the top of the paper and then again at the bottom of the paper. To put the card together I glued the front piece to the back piece that has the tiny flap facing toward the front. For my card I’ve used Spellbinders Graceful Damask Border and the lovely oval I’ve used to frame my sentiment is Spellbinders Oval Majesty (I used Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM to cut the aperture).
As a designer, I take delight in giving you more than one way to use my designs. I hope you will add these two border orientations to your repertoire so that you can stretch your choices into a couple of beautiful options.
Stamps: Clearly Wordsworth – Faith
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Digital Paper – Iralimija’s Etsy Shop
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Ink and Ranger Super Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Graceful Damask Border, Spellbinders Oval Regalia, Spellbinders Oval Majesty, Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM, The Paper Studio – Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Tulle, Pearl Brad
Sending hugs! Hope you have a great weekend!!