Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Make it Monday: Background from Border Dies

This week's Make it Monday challenge is to use border dies to create a background. I decided to pull out my XL Rickrack die and create a multi-colored background by layering the die-cuts like "stripes".

My color palette is Canyon Clay, Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss and Spring Rain. I cut several pieces in each color and then adhered them to a white base, but making sure that the rickrack extended on both the top and bottom. Then I trimmed the edges of the whole panel, stamped it with Polka Dot Basics 2 in Versamark, wrapped a Summer Sunrise ribbon around it and adhered it to my kraft card base. The focal point uses Mat Stack 4 (also stamped in Versamark), a Doily Details die and a Limitless Layer circle, stamped with the border from Tag Its #10. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Little Labels, and I finished things off with a twine-tied Tiny Tag. The Mat Stack is popped up on foam adhesive, and the doily is popped up on the Mat Stack.


Thanks for looking!

10 comments:

Penny said...

Such a pretty card, love all of the dies and colors!

Leigh said...

I love how you stamped over the diecuts with the polka dots (at first, I thought you used polkadotted patterned paper and was marvelling at how you lined them up so perfectly! Ha!)
Great card and wonderful take on the challenge!

rebecca said...

I was about to type a comment along the lines of Leighs'! Very pretty card and great idea.

Joyce said...

This is so colorful and pretty. I love the color palette you chose, and the polka dots on top are brilliant.

Marybeth said...

Beautiful , love the way they fit next to each other. Nice choice of dies and colors. I guess I need more boarder dies.

Kara said...

So pretty! Great choice of border die for this fun technique!!

Tracey McNeely said...

This is such alovely card. I love the colours you chose, the die cut borders you used and all of the fabulous layers.

Suzanne Russell said...

What a happy color combo and dots, and rickrack...the fun goes on and on! Great job, Debbie

carol (krillsister) said...

Great color palette.

Stephanie said...

This card makes me smile & has brightened my day, gorgeous! :) x