Border Dies 3 Ways – Christmas Cardmaking with Brenda Noelke
Hello, crafty friends! Brenda Noelke here from My PaperCut Creations! I’m so excited to be guest posting on the Spellbinders blog today!
I am sharing three ways to use Winters Borders Etched Dies featuring the Holiday Cheer Enclosed Collection!
MAKE A BORDER!
Let’s start with the obvious way to use border dies…as a border!! For this card, I began by stamping the adorable pup from the Christmas Pups Stamp Set onto white cardstock with Copic-friendly black ink. I colored them with Copic markers, added highlights with a white gel pen and fussy cut them out (the dies are included in the set, but I didn’t have them at the time).
Next, I die-cut all of the borders using the Winter Borders Etched Dies. The holly leaf edge border was cut from Fern cardstock, the dotted scallop edge border from white cardstock and the dotted wave edge border from Phone Booth cardstock. I trimmed a panel of white cardstock to approximately 3’ wide and 5.5” tall and cut the cross stitch edge along the left side. The sentiment, from the Santa Paws Sentiments Stamp Set, was stamped onto the panel with black ink.
The borders were layered and adhered onto the left side of a white, A2 card base and the white panel was adhered over them, flush with the right side of the card panel. The pup was popped up with foam adhesive. I added some Red Mix Color Essential Gems along the holly leaves for a bit of sparkle and shine.
MAKE A FRAME!
Another way to use border dies is to create a frame. This is the perfect way to draw your eye in to the focal point of a card!! I began by die-cutting the diamond circle edge die from the Winter Borders Etched Die Set four times from white cardstock. They were adhered to an A2 panel of polka-dot patterned paper from the Santa Lane Paper Pad, mitering the corners. I trimmed the length of the panel by approximately ½” and adhered it to a white card base that was trimmed to the same size.
The puppy and accessories were cut from Phone Booth, Alabaster, Onyx, brown and white cardstock using the Special Pet Delivery Etched Dies. He was adhered together as shown, then popped up in the center of the card with foam adhesive.
The sentiment, from the Christmas Pups Stamp Set, was white heat embossed onto Phone Booth cardstock, trimmed into a narrow strip, and adhered with foam tape. A Red Mix Color Essential Gem was added to his nose for a bit of whimsy!!
MAKE A BACKGROUND!
My final idea for using the Winter Borders Dies is to create a background. I adhered the three stitched edge dies from the set diagonally across an A2 panel of white cardstock and ran them through my Platinum 6. I moved the dies and cut them into the background repeatedly until the entire panel was filled. I trimmed the panel slightly and adhered it to an A2 panel of Phone Booth cardstock, then a white card base.
I stamped the darling puppy from the Christmas Pups Stamp Set onto white cardstock with Copic-friendly black ink. I colored him with Copic markers, added highlights with a white gel pen and fussy cut him out. The frame was die-cut from Phone Booth cardstock using a die in the Special Pet Delivery Etched Die Set.
The sentiment, also from Christmas Pups, was white heat embossed onto an Onyx cardstock strip, then popped up, along with the pup, with foam tape. I die-cut the Classic Happy Holidays Etched Dies from Phone Booth and Onyx cardstock, adhered them together slightly off-set, then adhered them under the sentiment strip with liquid adhesive. Finally, a Red Mix Color Essential Gem was added to the ornament and this one was finished!!
Versamark, Scotch foam tape, liquid glue, 110 & 80 lb. white cardstock, brown cardstock, white detail embossing powder, white gel pen, Copic markers.
Thank you so much for joining me today for three ways to use the Winters Borders Etched Die Set!! Happy crafting!