I’m giddy that I had time to play! I’ve been hankering to use a new border die that was jumping out of my stash. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it and have another card coming to show you how crazy wonderful this new die is – Spellbinders Shells Duality. OMGoodness! Oh, and I have been dreaming about using the Minced Die Cut Borders Technique I created, with black paper. I love how it turned out!
The base of the card is 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ on black card stock. I used the same black paper cut to 4-1/2″ x 7″ as a dummy layer to affix the Shells Duality border to. All of the leaves for this border are unattached on one side so I simply slid my paper underneath each leaf and it created a special treatment on the edge of my paper although it essentially hides half of the border.
Since I knew I was going to Minc these dies I copied three of the Spellbinders Astoria Label dies using my copy machine and then ran the copy through my Minc Machine to apply gold foil. Then I cut out each label (you can see the pieces below after I cut them out). If you don’t have a Minc Machine you could apply gold on the edges using a gold leaf pen.
Not much embellishment for this card because the gold is so bold. I reached for Spellbinders A2 Tranquil Moments and cut out the pointed filigree element. I cut the element in half and applied it to the top and bottom of my stamped image.
Here’s an up close of the sentiment. Unfortunately it is no longer available (to my knowledge) but I just can’t bear to let it go from my stash. I have lots of stamps like that – that need lover every now and again :-)
If you are not familiar with the Border Technique here’s a quick summary.
I have quite a few posts here about the technique and tips on finding the right printer. You can read more about it at these links:
See another sample close up: Here and Here
Rubber Stamps: Wordsworth Rubber Stamp – Retired
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White – 80lb Cardstock
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Shells Duality, Spellbinders Astoria Label, Spellbinders A2 Tranquil Moments, Minc MachineIt’s just the best day ever! Hope you’re having a great day too!!