Decorative die cut borders add so much interest and dimension to our handmade cards. I love how my white decorative layer pops against the red card base and enhances the die cut images and sentiment. The red, white and green floral arrangements and the black lamppost and pots look so bold on the background. Although this is such a simple card there is so much to see.
To make this card I used Rubbernecker’s Borders #2, Lamp Post with Accessories, Tall Terracotta Pots, Flower Buds, Flower Stems, Leaf Stems, Small Ivy, Small Flowers #1, Tiny Flower Buds and Best Friends clear set.
The Die Cut Border and Card Base
- Use red cardstock for the A2 sized card base.
- Cut the die cut border using white cardstock.
- Stamp the sentiment using black ink and heat set.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the die cut layer and attach to the red card base.
The Lamp Post and Flowers
- Cut the lamp post, basket and flower pots using black cardstock.
- Apply a thin strip of mounting tape to the back of the lamp post and attach it to the card front.
- Cut foliage using green cardstock and small and tiny flowers using red and white cardstock.
- Attach the foliage sections to the back of the basket and flower pots using glossy accents.
- Form the small and tiny flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.
- Attach the flowers to the basket and flower pots of foliage using glossy accents.
- Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the basket and flower pots and attach them to the card front.
Using decorative die cut borders can make a simple card layout like this one a lot more interesting. Check out my Lamp Post and Fence card to see another version using the lamp post and flowers with a different die cut layer with decorative borders. How about you? Do you like using die cut borders on your handmade cards?
Handmade cards with decorative die cut borders are fun to make.