Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Intricate Border Treatment

Hello friends!
I have an interesting card to share today. 
Not only the products will interest you, but the border treatment is one of a kind!
What happens when you use the Illustrious Cling Stamp and  Dainty Dashes Stackers Die?

These new Penny Black products are now available over Scrapbook.com.
I often mention that dies are expensive and we need to S-T-R-E-T-C-H the dies.
Today's post will remind you to look at your dies with fresh eyes!

But first, let's talk about the main image. 
I decided to watercolor loosely with watercolors.

Again, I have been playing with ink-smooshing.
I am also VERY glad to report that I was able to use the acetate very precisely. 

As a lazy colorist, this style of coloring fits me very well.

Last, but not the least, about the border, I used part of the Dainty Dashes Die and strung through a very fine strip of gold paper. Once it's strung through the loops, I cut and fit it over the card (about 4 inches). The border treatment elevates this card to another level. I hope my card gives you some extra ideas on stretching your dies!
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Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wow Virginia - I LOVE this one!! Such a gorgeous watercoloring you did on the image and I love the woven strip of the border die!!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the way you used the portion of the die. Beautiful card!

Dawn T said...

Just gorgeous Virginia. Lovely card.

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MadeByMeghanK said...

INCREDIBLE watercoloring and design!

Linda BL said...

Love the loose water coloring. I am very impressed with how you got the smooshing to work so precisely! Love the gold strip of paper woven through the Dainty Dashes die. Really adds a lovely touch.

conil said...

Whoa! What a beautifully colored and detailed card. LOVE your water-y coloring and smooshing...so intricate looking. Also, lacing the gold through the bit of framing is pure brilliance.

Purple Princess said...

such a pretty border

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Wow! Such a gorgeous watercolor paired with this fabulous intricate border/frame!! Beautiful!

Sue D said...

I like how you created this beautiful card.

Ms. Tamp said...

I love the ideas for die use. Also like the focus of the brand. So glad to see the color and design idea.

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous card Virginia... love the border and your loose watercolouring of the stamp.. wonderful.. hugs Robyn

Verna Angerhofer said...

That border treatment really dresses up a card. Wonderful design.