Hi there friends! I carved out time to make a simple card, yes simple! It features something I love to do – Stacking Borders. Thanks to this delicious die cut, Spellbinders Arched Diamond, it’s easy to take the beauty of one border and stack it to make a 3/4 or full background. On my card I went with 3/4 but can’t you just imagine this as a full background?
Dig around in your border pile, some symmetry would be helpful so that as you stack you can find a common point or mark to use as the place of overlap. On the Arched Diamond I lay down one border then glue another border on top matching the upper diamond on my bottom border to the lower diamond on the next layered border. The symmetry makes it a great match with overlapping.
I finished up by creating a tiara on top using Spellbinders Cascading Grace Pocket. It was easy to add a quick sentiment using Spellbinders 5 x 7 Elegant Labels Four. The bordered look on the sentiment label is created using the Minc Bordered Die Cuts technique – I’ve linked up the video for you. Hope this inspires!
Rubber Stamps: Unity Stamps – Faceless Beauty
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth***, Papertrey Ink – Kraft
Ink: Fresh Ink – Watermelon
Accessories: Spellbinders Arched Diamond, Spellbinders Cascading Grace Pocket, Spellbinders 5 x 7 Elegant Labels Four, May Arts Silk Ribbon, 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)
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