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Spectacular Spellbinders Card Creator Border Dies

Posted by Jennifer Snyder

Have you tried the Spellbinders Card Creator Border Dies yet? See how they can add a touch of elegance to any card.

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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.

Supplies

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

Paint Brush

Martha Stewart Branch Punch

Cardstock

Prima Chalk Edger - Lime Pie (lime chalk ink)

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Easy Instructions

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.

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Select the combination of borders that you want as your layers on the card.

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More choices to make...cut as many layers as you wish.

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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.

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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.

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I cut a decorative oval die for the card and topped it with one flower.

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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.

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Happy Crafting