I have a lot of favorites in the new Occasions Catalog. One in particular is the So In Love bundle on page 52. I absolutely LOVE the lacy, delicate So Detailed Thinlits Dies!!! For my card today, I used one of the pretty border thinlits.
To cut out these thinlits, I recommend using the Precision Base Plate and Big Shot Die Brush. The plate helps get a nice, clean cut and the die brush helps to remove all those little tiny pieces in a snap.
I cut out one border from Soft Sky cardstock and it didn’t quite reach across my 5-1/2″ wide card, so I cut another out of Very Vanilla cardstock, trimmed off the tabs on the ends, and lengthened the border to reach the edges of the card. Prior to adhering the border, I used a Sponge Brayer and some Sahara Sand ink to give the border a slight antique look.
The front of my card stops half way down with the lacy border. (See below for a photo of the opened card.) I wanted to show the pretty Falling In Love Designer Series Paper that I layered underneath.
One tricky thing I did was cut a third border out of Soft Sky cardstock so I could pop up the label. I used scissors to cut out the label. It was a little hard to cut the curves real smooth, so I used some fine sandpaper to smooth the edges. That worked great. Then, I used a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp the label edge just right.
To finish off my card, I added some Pearl Basic Jewels and one of my favorite Sale-A-Bration items, some Gold 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon. You can earn this ribbon for FREE during Sale-A-Bration by making a qualifying purchase of $50!!!
Supplies used on my card: