Good Morning, I have one more stacked border card to share today. This week I’ve enjoyed sharing several stacked border samples – today is the last day and if you page down through blog posts you will see two more ideas for stacking. I have to say there’s a ‘right feel’ for going vertically or horizontally with borders – often the design of the die dictates but I love to be surprised. Today’s card has a full background but it is a landscape oriented card. I’m using one of my favorites – Spellbinders Shells Duality and it is very easy to link the borders. I’m also using a ridiculously optimistic sentiment from my friend Suzanne at Quietfire Design from the Always Be My Friend Set – I smile every time I stamp it!
In order to link the borders simply stack two on top of each other with the pointed leaf facing to the left. Push down on both stacked leaves all the way across the border and pull the top layer to the left – it will interlock the leaves and you continue in the same manner. To finish I added a sentiment in the window frame made with Spellbinders Acanthus Leaf Tags – large enough for a sentiment but small enough not to cover the lovely detail of the stacked borders!!
Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design – Always Be My Friend Set
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth***, EKS – Sea Lavender
Ink: Versafine – Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Shells Duality, Spellbinders Acanthus Leaf Tags, Sheer Offray Ribbon, Pearl Button Recollection Pearls
(***Note, many of you ask which paper I use for my cards and I have linked it up above to Amazon however, absurdly, the picture they show is a generic photo they use to represent every paper. I have ordered from this link and can confirm that what I received was Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth – 250 sheets. For an avid cardmaker, a ream will last quite long – I order every 6 months). Here is the link for the white paper I use – Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White – Cover – 80lb smooth)
Thanks so much for indulging my love of borders. I think it’s an awesome way to make backgrounds and it was so lovely to play this week!! I’ll be back soon!!