Thursday, July 14, 2011

CTMH July Spotlight Blog Hop... Color-Ready Kraft Borders

Welcome to the CTMH July Spotlight Blog Hop!  This month we are spotlighting the Color-Ready Kraft Borders.  These come in a handy pack of 50, with several different border patterns and with each at 12" long, you have so many choices.  These borders can be stamped (like I did on my card above), inked, embossed, or left as is, and they are self-adhesive which is perfect to add a quick border to any project.  Love these!

You may have arrived from Wendy's blog, but don't worry if you didn't because this is a circular hop, so it doesn't matter where you begin.

For my card, I started with stamping with Black ink using a small damask pattern from Damask Tiles onto my Color-Ready Kraft Border and built my card from there.  I love how the Kraft color peeking through works so well with the Creme Brulee color. 

I used the Two-Step Backgrounds to make my patterned paper.  I'm loving my background stamp sets, so I've been putting them to good use a fair amount lately.  Gotta get your bang for the buck, I tell ya!  I love backgrounds just for that reason.  You can totally create and then re-create something entirely different with them.  But I digress...  ;)

About my felt flower;  I recently got a new washer and dryer set from Sears for our new home and they had large pieces of black felt wrapped around each of their tops measuring about 1 metre x 1 metre.  I totally saw the potential in this "packaging material" and saved it to use it in my scrapbooking.  You can find tutorials on how to make these flowers, but basically I cut a rough circle by hand (about 3-4" in size), then cut it in a spiral starting from the outside and working in towards the center.  Then I just used my very old glue gun to glue it together and then added some white stamens to the center.  Easy peasy.

I hope you enjoyed my card.  Please continue along the hop to Mary's blog to see what she did with the Color-Ready Kraft Borders!

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Colonial White, Black, Creme Brulee CS
Stamps:  You & Me, Two-Step Backgrounds, Damask Tiles
Inks:  Black, Creme Brulee
Embellishments:  Color-Ready Kraft Border -scallop shape, Mocha Opaques adhesive pearls, Black felt (unknown), White Pearl Stamen (Wedding Garden)
Punches:  2" scallop circle, 2 1/4" circle (EK)
Other:  Glue gun (unknown), 3D foam tape, ScorTape (ScorPal), Micro-tip scissors


Haley D. said...

Your card is beatiful! I love the black stamping on the kraft border.

Haley D. said...

The next blog on the hop is Mary's at

Elizabeth said...

Love the background paper, love the flower, love the stamped border . . . basically I love this card :)

Jena said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you stamped on the border - so simple and obvious but I haven't tried that yet - TFS!

Sharli said...

AWESOME card Vicki - one of the things I love about your style is the way you use black to make things POP! This card just reaches out and GRABS me! LOL

Thanks for the inspiration, as always!!

Nikka Geers said...

love this card. as always you do great job.

TraceyJean said...

Love the background paper you created and the stamping on the border...

Mary K. Parker said...

Very pretty. I didn't even recognize the border in this card!

Doreen said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your patterned pape Great card!!


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