Monday, February 13, 2017

Die cut concertina border on an embossed card

On one of my groups someone posted a video link to how to make these little concertina borders using paper and a die!!  Check out the video on the Sizzix site here.  You fold the paper just short of the width of the die then cut it!  Magically you have a whole row of flowers!!  On the video they used a heart but the possibilities are endless!!!  I used the smallest flower on one of my large Sizzix dies to make this border from hand painted decorative paper.  Love how it worked out!!  I found the two backgrounds in my stash - they are watercoloured strips which at the time was a technique that I was experimenting with which had not turned out the way I expected.  They were perfect for my new flower border!!  I embossed the backgrounds, trimmed and glued my border over the watercoloured section and then glued this element to my card fronts (one yellow, the other pink).  I added punchies to the center of the flowers and a little punchie greeting and I was done!!  Very happy with these! They are off to a couple of people who are facing challenges right now!!!

Reusing card fronts when making handmade cards

A few more cards created with used card fronts.
On the left hand card, I added a thin yellow border to the right hand side of the trimmed floral image which has a gold border.  I attached the border to the back of the image using double sided tape and then glued the whole element to a pink card front.  I added a laser printed vellum greeting which I trimmed to size and attached with double sided tape just behind the words.
The right hand side features an element cut from a large card.  It was not quite wide enough for an A2 but lower on the card was this little piece of measuring tape which was a perfect accent which I adhered to the right hand side by taping them together on the back using regular tape.  That was perfect!!  I wanted to add a bit of texture so I cut slits just above and below the first D and inserted vintage seam binding gluing the ends to the back of the layer.  I added the gold round paper clip and I was done!!  Another card for my stash!!    Therese