Monday, November 7, 2016

Autumn Border

 Sharing a Thanksgiving card, it could easily be a good Autumn Birthday card too!

I used more of my mega flakes onto the Memory Box Botanical Stem die as I did in This Post.
Then I cut the Memory Box Autumn Border die first out of the card base and then once again out of g.c.d. Loverly paper as shown below, I glued the border onto the card base before removing all the left over pieces to make it easier to line up.

I wanted a darker color behind the leaves so I masked off a section of the inside of the card and added Frayed burlap distress ink onto the area of the card you will see through the border, leaving enough room to write my message.

This is how it looks when standing up, to show the cut away border. I have added a little darker ink to the stems of the border.

Here are the dies I used today with the links in the description above.

 The border is very delicate with it's thin stems, so I think next time I may just glue it to my card front, but if you want this look it can be done with a little more work.

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Daniela said...

What an elegant card you're showing us today which to begin our week with, darling Connie, thank you sweetie !

Wishing you all my best for your week just begun
I'm sending blessings & hugs to you

Xx Dany

Janice said...

Fabulous card Connie! The border compliments the stem die beautifully, and I love the colour of the gilding flakes you have used, very autumnal.

Kim said...

Love those autumn leaves; how effective they look. Looks like a lot of fiddly work there, Connie. Another fabulous card!

Darlene said...

Such a pretty and unique design Connie! Love how you did the border! Thanks for the helpful tips! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Give Thanks’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Donna Ellis said...

Lovely border, Connie, and I like that you have repeated the leafy theme throughout your pretty card! Thanks for the tutorial! hugs, de

Unknown said...

That Autumn Border die is gorgeous and you have used it perfectly here! I also love your 'flaked' leaves--those are still on my wish list! Fabulous!

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhh, those flaked leaves again! So gorgeous! Love the border die, too. I used it once this fall. Too bad it would seem odd to send fall cards in the summer. We can send flowers in the winter, but it doesn't seem to work the other way. Beautiful, Connie!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Connie, this is gorgeous! I love the layers of die cuts and the metallic is lovely!

April said...

Beautiful! I love it!

Christine said...

Absolutely love the cut out leaves! Another beautiful card, Comnie!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie, what a beautiful card. I love the leaves and the delicate look. Your tutorials are always inspiring.
Have a nice week. Blessings. xo

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Wow, Connie these are so clever loving your ideas...
Running bit late here....
Thanks for popping over and for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Diane said...

Beautiful Connie, love the use of the Mega gilding flakes, they are so 'fun' to work with!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT

Monika/Buzsy said...

OH, I love the colors on that stem! Gorgeous hues and perfect for Fall. I also love the leaf border... the sponging behind it was a great idea.

Pam Sparks said...

oh fun Connie! I just used that poppy die last night! lol Beautiful card!

Debbie said...

so pretty for this time of year!! lovely colors and details!!

Lowcarb team member said...

This card is just perfect for Thanksgiving or an Autumn birthday.
I do like the colours and it looks nice and delicate.

All the best Jan

Summer said...

Just beautiful ♥

Darlene said...

YAY! Congrats on your win!

Laura said...

Wow. This is great. Thank you so much for including the instructions so that people could recreate it. Thanks also for participating in the Memory Box November challenge!