Wednesday 13 September 2023

Lacy Border With Stripes

Hi everybody.  I have a lot of coloured card which actually I don't use very often and so I was looking of ways of using it on cards and I visit Hannelie who has a blog called Desert Diva, and I saw she had made a very pretty card with different width strips and a pretty border design on the outer white layer which you can see here, so I got my thinking cap on and looked through the border dies I have and this one seemed the best.  It is one I have had for a long time but haven't used much and is by Sue Wilson at Creative Expressions, and it is called Pictor with six dies for different styles of fancy edges.

I decided to use just three colours and found some snippets of yellow, blue and green which went together well for a nice bright look.  I started with the fancy border using a piece of card to fit onto a 7" x 5" white card but left it a little wider and longer to give a bit of leeway in the final cutting.  I then got a piece of thin card to build up the pattern of strips and covered that with enough length and width for the top half of the card.  The border die is more suitable for a square card, and with hindsight it would have been better to let it go edge to edge instead of having a margin and I fiddled for quite a while to fit it on and eventually I ended up cutting a piece of the outside edges of the border off, and I decided to fit the layers together and cut it as one piece but it was not easy to cut, but anyway the look is bright and I have managed to use up a few snippets too.  I decided to add a white die cut butterfly and then finished it with a sentiment stamped using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I'll see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

Snippets Playgrounds Challenge - No. 462 Where we use our snippets of card and paper etc.
AAA Birthday Challenge - No. 53 Animals ( I wasn't sure whether a butterfly could be called an animal and apparently it can as it belongs to the group called Arthropods).
Happy Little Stampers September Anything Goes with Dies Challenge .
Happy Little Stampers September Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Triple B September Challenge - Anything Goes with Birds, Blooms and Butterflies (any one, two or all three).
Allsorts Challenge - Week 745 Anything Goes/Use Die Cuts.
Simply Clean and Simple September Challenge - Anything Goes/Use A Stencil.


brenda said...

A perfect card for our Allsorts option using those delicate dies, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Loll said...

This is so pretty, Pat! Love the stripes of colour paired with the beautiful border and butterfly. xx

Sarn said...

A lovely clean a crisp card using up your coloured snippets. Very pretty and elegant SW die and sweet butterfly.

Thanks for entering a piece of homework to the Snippets Playground. See you up in the treehouse for cocktails later. xxx

Aquarius said...

A great desii8gn for using up snippets of coloured card and an unusual way of using them with a fancy border die. Interesting to read how you went about putting the card together because often things don't quite work out how we plan them do they. Lovely bright colours.

Kath said...

A fabulous card - I love the fancy edge over the colourful stripes. I've followed Hannelie's blog for ages - I love her style and inspiration.
Kath x

Dena J said...

The bright colors behind really showcase that beautiful die cut. Thank you so much for joining the challenge at Allsorts.

Diane said...

It's beautifully created and what pretty butterfly!!

Thank you for joining our challenge at Simply Clean & Simple and Triple B.
Diane SCAS and TB Co-Owner
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Di said...

What a great card Pat! I love the bold stripes contrasting with the lacy edged die cut. That butterfly looks as if it's literally has just emerged from the white lacy edge - very clever.

Di xx

Christine Alexander said...

I know what you mean about not using Designer paper, the stripes against the white is a beautiful contrast.

Aimeslee Winans said...

A pretty and bright card, Pat, and good for using that die. xoxo

Darlene said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Pat! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Simply Clean & Simple & Triple B challenges! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Sarah said...

That's a really lovely design and what gorgeous die cuts too. Thank you for shraing at Allsorts. Sarah DT

Marjan said...

I know Hannelie, she makes very stylish CAS cards. I follow her on Instagram. Your use of stripes combined with this border in white is pretty and so striking! The sentiment really finishes it off!

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful border die Pat and a perfect way to use up all those scraps..lovely card


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Absolutely stunning card Pat, love how you used the border die. I have to admit to Hannelie, being a great influence on ideas for me too. You've certainly done her justice. Love the colours you used with the white and the gorgeous butterfly.
Faith x

Mervi said...

Fabulous and lovely card!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Beautifully done - Thanks for sharing over at AAA Birthday this month, hope to see you in future challenges.
Elaine DT

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Liz said...

Brilliant design Pat and a great way of using snippets. Lovely choice of colours and the butterfly is a perfect finishing touch. xx

Hannelie said...

Beautiful card Pat. Love those dies you used... they work perfectly! Thanks for the link and mention!

Helen said...

Beautiful - that die works so well with the coloured card.

Thanks for joining us at the AAA Birthday Challenge.

Helen x