How many border punches can you use in one card? Apparently quite a few as I've been having fun creating punched border layers for this card design. Six in total actually. It's quite a mixture but I'm loving these EK Success border punches so much that I just keep adding to my collection.
The EK Success border punches are super easy to use and I'm really pleased with their quality. One of the best things about them is they store very flat and lock when not in use. The more I can store in a limited space makes me a happy girl. For this project I've used the Binding Edge Punch, Diamond Lace Edger Punch, Daisy Scallop Edger Punch, Dotted Wave Edger Punch, Swirl Edger Punch and Parisian Edger Punch.
To create my card I've used the Webster's Pages Petite Paper Pad, Lullaby Lane/Life's Portrait. Both lines come in the same paper pad and are oh so pretty. If you've been looking for this paper, it's now back in stock.To punch the strips, I first cut them into 1.5" in depth and then punched along the strip.
If you've never used these punches before, simply slide the paper in to the hilt punch, then move border along until the punched edge lines up with the pattern printed on the right or left sides. I was impressed with their accuracy.
When I create a pieced together layer, I always adhere the strips of paper on a paper base. This way I can cut or die cut them all together getting a nice clean edge. You'll notice from the photo that some of the borders have a short repetition and don't need lined up but some of the larger scallops do and I've centered them on the paper. I altered colors and borders for an interesting look. I suggest you alternate fancy borders with those that are a little plainer for balance in the design.
After I've finished adhering the strips, I then trimmed off the excess for a crisp look. The layer is then matted with Neenah Solar White cardstock and adhered to a card base created from Robin's Egg cardstock by Memory Box. I like to cut my cardstock in half lengthwise for my card bases rather than horizontally.
As the design on this project is pretty non-specific, you could use it for almost any occasion. I'm always in need of thank you cards to I've created a sentiment with a sticker product that is now at the top of my "must have" list, Tiny Type by Cosmo Cricket.
Here's a closeup of the finished design.
I was having so much fun with my border punches that I just had to create another card with them before putting them away.
It's a very similar project but I was thinking how beautiful the borders would look punched in all white cardstock. It looks just like a beautiful wedding dress. This time I created a 4.25" square panel of the punched border and adhered to a 5" square card base. The "two shall become one" sentiment is from the Wedding Centers stamp set by CHF. It's a great set and perfect for wedding season. The ink is Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger.
I like them both but I'm leaning towards the all white design as my favorite. It's fun getting two different looks from the same tools and technique isn't it? Which one do you like best?
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