Spectacular Spellbinders Card Creator Border Dies
Have you tried the Spellbinders Card Creator Border Dies yet? See how they can add a touch of elegance to any card.
Have you tried the Spellbinders Card Creator Border Dies yet? They add a touch of elegance and grace to any card. I have to say I am officially obsessed with the gorgeous results. I am one of those folks that has to try the dies out the moment I get them. I tried out numerous combinations before I got "serious" and down to business finishing my card. I was having way too much fun trying different pattern and color combinations. I settled on lavender and white but trust me, the decision was difficult.
Oh and by the way... these Card Creator Border dies come in a variety of elegant and fun shapes.
To show you how easy they are to use, I have a simple tutorial. You'll see that the fancy borders practically make the card for you.
Petaloo Botanical Collection (You can find some options here and here)
Spellbinders Card Creator - A2 Scalloped Border One
Cottage Cutz Fancy Floral Frame (this one is nice too)
Yasutomo Pearlescent Watercolors
Martha Stewart Branch Punch
Prima Chalk Edger - Lime Pie (lime chalk ink)
I am starting with a white card base and adding a soft lavender layer. I trimmed the lavender layer slightly smaller than the base card so that I have a thin white border frame. The border dies are 6 inches long so make sure your cardstock or pre-folded card is that length as well. I primarily use pre-folded blank cards so I will need to trim my card base.
Select the combination of borders that you want as your layers on the card.
More choices to make...cut as many layers as you wish.
Glue border layers to the card. I wanted the top layer to be white so I made sure to cut a piece of white cardstock big enough to fit nicely over all my border layers.
In this step, I did a bit of the unusual. I decided to make a small subtle background with watercolor paints.
I wanted to add color, but thought soft and understated would be the way to go. I took some shimmer watercolor paints and simply dabbed them in one corner of my card. I did not get the cardstock super wet, and I blotted with a paper towel in between each watercolor application so that my card would not warp with excess water.
The colors I chose: light blue, light green, fuchsia, and purple.
I cut a decorative oval die for the card and topped it with one flower.
Last finishing touch, I punched some pine branches from one of my favorite punches - the Martha Stewart Branch punch. I find this punch makes wonderful cluster filler on cards, layouts and projects.
I punched them from white cardstock and dabbed the edges with chalk ink. Then I simply glue and tuck here and there and fluff up the ends of the pine branches.