Bordering on Birthday
I have been a little slow getting onto the computer this week as I feel like I am still on holidays. I was able to spend a fantastic week with my parents, children and grandchildren on a cruise up the Australian coast from Brisbane to Port Douglas. But now it’s time to get back to normal and start creating once more.
A friend celebrated her birthday while I was away and I thought I would share the card I made for her with you. Can you believe this is the first time I have actually inked this Mixed Borders stamp set and created something that I love with it! I embossed Whisper White card with the Seaside Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Watermelon Wonder card.
I stamped the leaves onto a strip of Whisper White card using Cucumber Crush ink and then stamped the flowers around the leaves using Watermelon Wonder ink. The stamped panel is attached to Watermelon Wonder card and then the card front. I stamped the greeting from the same stamp set onto Whisper White card using Cucumber Crush ink and cut the greeting using one of the Layering Circle Framelits Dies. The greeting is attached to a circle cut from Watermelon Wonder card using another of the dies from the same set and attached to the card front using dimensionals.
Each of the borders in the Mixed Borders stamp set is designed to fit around the greetings. So if you stamp across the width of your card, like I have done on the front of the card you get a blank spot, which is where you put the greeting. My dilemma was how to use the border to decorate the inside of my card without leaving a blank spot – sooo, I decided to use the long sections only and placed them down the left hand side of the Whisper White panel. I think it looks effective and doesn’t leave me with a blank spot to fill. What do you think?
This card turned out so pretty, I believe I might have to play with this set a lot more.
Bye for now,