Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pretty Poppies and Two Tone Scallop Border

Hello! Today I'll show you how you can make a two color scallop border using Spellbinders™ Classic Postage Stamp Edgeabilities. My photo of this card didn't come out well and the border gets a bit lost in the shadow, but it is a fun technique and looks great when you have good lighting.

I also want to spotlight two wonderful partner companies that generously gave products to the Spellbinders design team at our DT retreat in Phoenix last month, Bo Bunny (designer paper) and Creative Impressions (ribbon).

Sorry, I don't have step by step coloring photos this time, but here are the markers I used. (R08, YR07, YR04, Y17, Y21, YG95 and G05) After coloring, I cut out the image.

I cut a piece of gorgeous paper from the Bo Bunny Country Garden Collection 6 X 6 pad, using Spellbinders Labels Eighteen. Then I sponged around the edges while it was still in the die template, using Memento Bamboo Leaves.

The first time I used my Spellbinders Classic Postage Stamp Edgeabilities I notices the negative lefts behind when you cut the border had a nifty bump that would be a perfect scallop, so I took two sections of the negatives and layered them.

They fit perfectly to make a wonderful scallop border. And if you use two colors it makes such a neat look.  I didn't make perfectly straight pieces, but I planned to cut the scallops under a piece of designer paper, so that part would be hidden.

I used another piece of the Bo Bunny dp and assembled the card. The card base is Pure Luxury Tan Leather (4 1/4 y 5 1/2). The sentiment (from The Giving Tree) is also stamped on dp and cut out using Spellbinders Tags and Flags from the Becky Fleck collection. I really love the gorgeous crepe ribbon from Creative Impressions! I definitely have to get more of that ribbon. So shimmery and winkled!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!


14 comments:

Peggysuez said...

This is just lovely Theresa, such beautiful tonal color on the poppy.

Betty Benton said...

What a beautiful card, Theresa! I like your two toned scalloped border -- good eye!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done- love the image- love the coloring and how cool is that tip- I have that die......

Patti J said...

What a great idea - thanks for sharing! Your card is beautiful, Theresa! Hugs...

Debi said...

as gorgeous as usual :-) love it, Debi x

Natalie said...

Beautiful card! I have the Edgeabilities and do not use it enough, thanks for the inspiration!

Melanie said...

That distressed paper to back the poppies is so gorgeous! Your border idea is so clever!!

Olga said...

those look so real! Absolutley gorgeous!

KonaRose said...

Aloha, Theresa - I hope all is well! Lovely card (you are sooo patient with fussy cutting intricate images) beautiful details! Congratulations on Sweet Strawberries stamp set! Can't wait to get it :D Take good care -- Rosy

scrapperatheart said...

Theresa...This is beautiful! You WOW me on a daily or weekly basis!

Barb Ghig said...

Another GORGEOUS card, Theresa! Thanks for the idea with this die...very cute!

Encouraging Words said...

There is so much I need to learn. Thank you for putting it in order and going through the steps. I love your work. Beautiful.

Laura

jodyleblanc said...

Theresa, I just love this card! I love the Strawberries and the red checkard gingham. I just have to have this stamp set! ;)

Anonymous said...

OMG, what beautiful cards. I really liked the way you used everything in such a new and diff. way. I enjoyed the step-by-step tutorial very much. I'm new and I have a lot to learn. You have raised the bar. Whew. Gorgeous! The techniques, attention to detail, such talent! Thanks for sharing. I'm a member, without a blog. AnnaJernigan