Saturday, February 7, 2015

We Just Fit - Layered Border Tutorial

Hello! Remember me? My poor neglected blog. Hope you're sticking with me.
 Here's a fun masculine birthday card with a custom border piece that could be made with so many different cardstocks and papers. It would look great on scrapbook pages too!
First, let's take a look at the stamp. This super cute puzzle piece is from My Punny Valentine which is available through February 14th. Although it's wonderful for Valentine'so day, it's also perfect for birthdays, anniversaries and for autism causes. Yep. A puzzle piece is the symbol for autism and I think it is awesome that we have a stamp for it! Close-up, you can see that the puzzle piece is popped up on the classic stitched die tag and has a bit of the border piece too.

The background of the card has the puzzle piece stamped all over and little dots of gold from the signo gold gel pen added. It's subtle but a fun little touch.
So. How do you make the border? First you start with three card stock strips. I used onyx, onyx petite polka dot and gold shimmer. I glued the gold to the polka dot to start.
First you layer the gold/polka strip at an angle over the onyx strip and trim the right side.
Then you take where you trimmed and line it up on the left side of the onyx strip and trim again on the right. This gives you the same angle on each piece that you cut.
You do it a third time and trim. If you do too big of an angle, you kind of overlap the bottom of the strip or you may only get two overlaps. But, that's no problem. It still gives you a cool border look.
Here's what the finished border looks like beside the one in process.
And, there's a close-up. Isn't that fun? I can't wait to make it with our patterned paper packs and with other cardstocks.
Since the outside has so much going on, I kept the inside simple.

If you want to pick up this stamp before it goes away on February 14th, shop my webstore.

Have a wonderfully creative day!!

No comments: