Friday, April 10, 2009

Match the inside to the outside

A lovely finishing touch for a card is to have the inside
match the outside, as in this card.
It is also a way to use a scrap.
And we paper addicts hate to waste even the smallest
scrap of paper.
When you use a border punch there is often a strip of
paper left over. It is perfectly straight and just cries out
to be used somewhere, so I glue them along
the inside of my card.
Since the strip came from a part that is on the front
of the card, using it on the inside "pulls" the
entire design together very nicely.
The above card was created using Basic Grey clear stamps.
For once I stamped right on the front of the card base,
using VersaMark ink and ivory embossing powder.
The ivory on white is very elegant and subtle.
The blue punched border was stamped with the
same image using clear embossing powder.
The phrase was computer generated, attached
to the same blue cardstock as the punched border and
trimmed to a narrow border on the top and bottom.
A Fiskars Ripple decorative edge scissors was
used to cut the white and the blue cardstock.
It takes a little practice, but this matching of
the cut on both layers can be that final little
touch that finishes off a card perfectly.

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