I thought I'd show you another Chrissie card I'd made recently using a border die in different way, but then I had a message from Glenda saying that her new stamps called Pretty Birdcage and Bees were launched yesterday. The details are over on the DT blog (link on my sidebar)and if you pop over there you could be in with a chance of winning a lovely Chrissie present as Glenda is giving away two sets of stamps - so don't forget to leave a comment at the end of Glenda's post! The draw is open until Monday.
Now I can take you from a winter's day to a glimpse of summer
This was a challenge to me as I got out my paints for a delicate look.
You may be thinking why cut two white octagons, well I wanted depth the the finished image. So on the plain paper I cut away the embossed edge to give me my narrow border. (On this shape die this is much quicker that tracing and cutting round the die. If you don't have the full set of squares or rectangles you could also used this method for ease of layering.) Now I could use the cloud template from Diamond Cards that I illustrated a few weeks ago to give interest, which I lightly inked with DI's. Next I also cut away the embossed border from the painted image and embossed the cloud pattern again. Having embossed the clouds I then cut part of them away and I had my depth! Hope all this make sense - it may sound complicated but it very easy to do and any complication may be from my writing. If you click on the close-up image you will see the finished image more clearly.
Stay warm and safe and enjoy your crafting.