I love to play with paper, and I love to create tailored frames around the central panels on a card. I’m often asked, “what are the dimensions on your card?” and I can’t give a good answer without pulling out a ruler – because I don’t start with measurements in mind.
Today, I want to share the steps I take to create perfect borders on my cards while keeping everything tailored and balanced. Every time I make a card, I think, “How can I explain this to people?” I gave up on trying to explain it and thought it’d be easiest to just show you.
I hope you enjoy this video that walks you through my process for finding the right balance of borders:
This is the second video I’ve posted about this project – the first video showed how I combined sentiments from different sets to make this “you’re invited” and how I chose the colors for this fun card. You can see that video and write-up here.
My original card was posted for this week’s Global Design Project theme challenge (see it here). While I love the card, it’s not particularly amazing. I think that’s why I have continued to delve into the elements of the card – I’m pointing out the fun and exciting elements of a less-than-amazing card.
Stamp Sets: You’re So Sweet, Marquee Messages Papers: Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, Emerald Envy, Island Indigo, Whisper White Inks: Emerald Envy Accessories: Layering Circle Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
What do you think? Did you find these tips helpful?
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