I hope you are having a great day. I left the computer off yesterday so I would have time to make make make! LOL! SO today I am playing along at Sieze the Birthday. I know I can always use an extra Birthday card in my stash, and they keep it interesting with different "toppings" to challenge me every time. The "toppings" this time are border punches or dies. Fun right?
I just got the new Borders #1 from Top Dog Dies and thought I'd try something different. I wanted to try to inlay this loopy border and let the pink matt background peek through the loopy holes. I wanted to make them look like confetti streamers perfect for a birthday celebration.
I’ll admit it was a little tricky. I cut strips of cardstock reserving both sides of the cut (positive and negative). Next I pieced them together like a jig saw puzzle, carefully securing them on the back side in spots that would be undetected when I flipped the panel over. I used washi tape so you could see how I attached both sides, but any tape will do.
Next I trimmed both sides of the attached strips. I used the die cut line (where the two colors meet) to keep the rows straight and to help me measure. I cut a the ¾” line.
Here’s what your strip will look like. Do this three times with paper colors of your choice and then tape the three strips together to make a panel. Trim the panel to size for your card base. I matted the strips on hot pink so it would show through the die cut holes. I love the rainbow of color!
I embellished my card with balloons and gold stars from the Rainbow die set.
This was a fun way to get more use out of my border dies. I hope you’ll give it a try.
I attached the balloons and word dies with adhesive foam tape to add a little dimension.
Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5”
Top Dog Dies: Happy, Birthday, Borders One, Balloons, Rainbow