I bought a lace border die by Lifestyle Crafts the other day. It's this one which is 12" long and cuts a piece of paper lace that is about 1 1/2" wide. As soon as I got it I had to try it out, because I love paper lace!
I use my Cuttlebug for dies like this. Although I don't have the extra long Cuttlebug plates to accomodate these longer dies, I can still make it work by simply repositioning the die and running it through the Bug a second time.
Once I had cut my piece of lace, I inked the edges with some distress ink and then ran an aqua ribbon through it. Here's the card I came up with.
The plaid background paper has a little sparkle to it. You can't see that in the photo, but it's really pretty. I cut the front of the card 1" shorter than the back and attached the lace at the bottom.
Below, right is a photo of the card standing up. You can see in the this picture that the lace forms the bottom edge of the card.
The flower image is the same stamp I used in this post. I also bleached the flower petals on the image for today's card and you can see that the bleach had a dramatic effect this time! I used a blue ProMarker to color in the leaves and also an ivory ProMarker to add a tiny bit of color back into the petals. I finished them of with some adhesive-backed pearls and matted the whole image on a piece of light aqua paper. I also added pearls to the lace border.
The sentiment is actually a vellum sentiment that I had in my stash. I just adhered it to the aqua cardstock after I had cut both pieces with a label die. I also added a couple of tiny butterflies cut with a Fiskars punch. I haven't added a sentiment to the inside, yet. I think I'll wait and see if I want to use a stamped sentiment or just handwrite a note. I did add a scalloped strip of aqua cardstock on the inside to help show off the lace border when the card is closed.
I think I'm going to have a lot of fun with this die. I'm already thinking about how I can layer it on a card. I'm also going to try cutting it in half lengthwise and using each half separately. I'll surely post some of these ideas as I am able to incorporate them in my cards or other projects.
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