I want to share a card with you today that features a couple different techniques and the main one is punched borders.
I used the 4-in-1 Fountain punch (922) to create my little borders and you can also see that I used the circle cutter to create my circles that form a flower.
I punched along the entire bottom edge of my card and then I punched a couple strips for additional accents. I am going to spell that out in a bit.
I wanted to give you a close-up of the punched, bottom edge. I did it all along the bottom edge so that the back side is even punched. Notice the cardstock I used. It is a piece of Black Magic by Core'dinations. The front side is black, the reverse side is turquoise and when sanded, the turquoise core is exposed.
Here are a couple photos to show you the steps I took.
I started at the one end of my cardstock with my first punch. Notice I used the "A" plates for my positioning. After I punched the first punch, I decided by position of where I wanted to make my additional punches so that they were all the same space. I picked a spot that was a little more than half way into the previous punch, just along the little flourish piece. This will be my reference point for all of the punches.
I wanted to punch additional strips to place across my card so I cut 1" strips. After punching along the one side, I turned the piece over and found the middle of the punched image on the first row and inserted that into the punch so that when I punched again, my punch would be in the same place.
I used the Kreaxions circle cutter for my larger white circle and the small half green circles that will be the petals for my flower accent. I am in love with this circle cutter! It is so small and compact and it is so easy to use. I love that it takes a second to decide the size of the circle. For my turquoise circles, I only wanted partial circles so I used the straight edge of my paper.
Thanks for visiting, Linda Beeson, Design Team member
12 thoughts on “Borders and more borders”
What a pretty card!! Love the coredinations that you used!
Love everything about this card Linda!
It’s BEAUTIFUL! LOVE that punch! And the colors are awesome!!! Great instructions too! 🙂
great multi level use of punch for an amazing effect.. lovely card…. and welcome to the team
Beautiful card! Love the flower idea!
love this linda!
This is so pretty! Great card.
I really like the layers and texture in this card!
Very pretty card.
Very pretty card.