Hi there friends, I’m back today with another Stacked Border. If you looked at my post yesterday, I mentioned that one of my favorite easy cards is using a border and moreover stacking the pattern to get a 3/4 border or a full background. While my background yesterday was 3/4, I wanted to show you how easy it is to get a full background – from one die. Today the grace of Spellbinders Renaissance Border Two gave me yet another reason to stack an exquisite border.
I simply merged the borders vertically, interlocking points in order to create the background. I glued each point with a small dot of Ranger Glossy Accents, its quick and easy and does not leave a mess. After glueing, I decided to highlight each intersection with a pearl just to give the pattern some punch. The beauty of this design was when oriented vertically I could continue to add on sections that I imagine I could do the same with a scrapbook page if I wanted to!
I sure didn’t want to cover up the detail of the background, so I chose a small vertical die to highlight my sentiment. I used Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles and on top of it layered the oval tag from Spellbinders Renaissance Tags One so as not to compete too much with the background. Now, not all borders will work but you will know which ones will work after you play around with them. What a lovely way to get another use! I hope you’ll play!
Rubber Stamps: Graphic 45 – Precious Memories 3
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth***, Papertrey Ink – Kraft
Accessories: Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles, Spellbinders Renaissance Border Two, Spellbinders Renaissance Tags One, 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)
Hoping today finds you with glorious happiness and peace! I’ll be back soon!
Love how this card turned out using borders. I am going to have to play around with the ones I have to make a card similar to yous. Thank you for this idea.
Wow, I really love this one so pretty and the colors are awesome!!
This is absolutely breathtaking. I have a friend (who taught me card making) who is expecting a baby girl in mid October. This would be perfect!!!!!
Beautiful ideas – I can’t wait to try them!
Absolutely stunning Becca. Breath taking is the words.
Becca…your card is stunning..and the flowers and bow..oh my.If only I could make bows like you do.I am definetly bow challenged!!
Another stunner! This is gorgeous, Becca. Why does my wish list grow each time I visit…….?
Anne (UK) x
A gorgeous card, Becca!
Thanks for showing how to stack up the border dies to make backgrounds, it gives such a beautiful and elegant design to the card :))
Becca what a lovely card and done with borders again. Just love it and will have a go at this. Thank you so much for showing us how to do so many things with what we have.
Simply elegant! Love this!
Another truly stunning card!
Doreen R from Bournemouth UK
Isn’t that pretty!! That is one idea I am going to have to try out. Each of the cards you have made with this technique is prettier than the one before. I just love it! Thanks for the inspiration, Becca.
So so beautiful Becca.
Ohhh…this is just beautiful!!! LOVE how you made that background with the border die!!
Becca, this is an amazingly beautiful card, I love seeing all of your card creations.
Barbara from Durham, UK
Another stunning card I will have to try using a different boarder.
Ah, so lacy and pretty and girly. Just love it! Thanks for sharing. Love how the borders line up so well!
Hi Becca. Your card today is gorgeous. Will look at my borders in a different way now. Thank you x
Becca another gorgeous card today. I do like how you have created it! A beautiful keepsake baby card!
A beautifully SWEET baby card using this border die. I have a great niece expected in December and this type of card would certainly suit the occasion! Now I will have to try some of my border dies out to see which one I like best. Thanks Becca for inspiring me.
Fabulous card. Love the stacked border idea.
Absolutely stunning, Becca. You always seem to amaze me with what you can do to enhance the use of a die, and yes that lovely bow. Was it made with your bow maker, if so how many wraps?
Thank you for sharing your “Artistic Generosity”.
This is such a beautiful card and soft colors….perfect for a girl baby.
Wow! Another stunningly beautiful card made in my favorite colors and using border dies! I’m flummoxed at your ingenuity, Becca! Your talent know no bounds and your inspiration is beyond my words to express my thanks! You are truly a special lady! God bless you!
This is fabulously lovely!! My wishlist suffers from growing pains every time I stop by your blog. Lol!
What a stunning card, so love these decorative boarders, so pretty and they make for a stunning card. Thank you for the inspiration
Love & hugs
Jacquie J xxxx
WOW you just do it over and over again don´t you? This is soooo gorgeous Becca, and just perfectfor almost any occasion I can think of, as it´s soooo beautiful and elegant, that just changing the sentiment change the occasiuon right away. I love that. You´ve just done a masterpiece here again Becca.
Hi Becca, Another lovely card based on the same technique using borders but so much different than the other. You really do inspire me. Time to get out my borders and play. Thanks for doing all the thinking for me. I really appreciate your cards because you include past released dies and stamps along with new ones. Now I don’t feel like I wasted money on past purchases. Hope you and your house and all contents have mended. Your work never suffers regardless of your circumstances.
Ohhhhh Becca !! This card is positively stunning !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx
Becca what a lovely card, that is a pretty die cut.Hugs.
Your use of borders is fantastic. Both cards are lovely.
Wow i have never seen anything quite like your works of art. Such beautiful cards always. Thank you for sharing your lovely cards with us Xx
Hi Becca. Very lovely card as always.
Love, love, love this card Becca!
Hi Becca. I find your use of borders fascinating. I have already order some from Spellbinders. Thanks for sharing the clever concept. Hugs.
This is so pretty.
Simply gorgeous!!!! Such a quick and easy card to put together but such an elegant affect. Wish I had your stamp collection. You just always have the perfect stamp sentiments. I am going to have to start working harder at collecting more sentiment stamps.
I’m loving the cards using the borders. Got to see what’s in my stash that can lend themselves to this technique. This particular border die was already on my wishlist.
Good morning Becca, still catching up!!! Loving these borders simply stunning!!!
Have a good one!!!
Wow factor !!! So Pretty love what you are doing with these borders !
Would love to see more of your dies pretty please !
lol hugs Pamxxxx
Beautiful card, I love the colors of this one
Love how delicate this design is and how it shows through the background colors. This would be an amazing bridal shower card!
Your cards are so beautiful. Your a very talented lady.I really love your sentiments