08 January 2011

The year begins...

News Flash!:....... This card was chosen as an Artists Pick on Hand Stamped Sentiments. Thank you to the lovely ladies there for that honour....LOL Wheeeeee.

Hi everyone, the year not yet two weeks old and already it's shaping up to be hectic, even a little chaotic! I've finally made some time to do some challenges. I'll have to come back to post the others, here's the first of them

I found this stunning dragonfly bling the other day and thought it would be great in a scrapbook page it's almost jewellry with the crystals and diamontes. Not sure that this pic does it justice cause it sure counts as Bling!

I've used Bashful Blue and Night of Navy card stock, Night of Navy ink, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, pinking hearts border punch sizzix ovals, Rhinestones and Marina Mist taffeta ribbon. The sentiment comes from a long retired hostess set.

I've had a request for the instructions for the border, so here goes....

1. The borders are pretty easy, cut your oval or circle and apply double sided tape around the edge you need to pleat it a bit to go round the edges.

Note: if you are using the oval or circle to stamp on, stamp your image prior to putting the tape on as it won't lay flat enough to stamp on after the tape or edge has been applied.

2. Next punch your border on the long side of a sheet of A4 Cardstock then trim it off leaving about 1/2 inch strip.

3. Snip along the strip towards your border evenly at every scallop or between the points on the pinking edge ( see picture below)

4. Peel off the backing paper, with the right side of the oval or circle facing you, begin at one end section of the border strip and stick that to the edge, slightly overlap the next section lining up the edge of the oval with the border and keep doing this until your border is around the oval.

Front view

Back view

The finished oval or circle will look something like this

Depending on the size of your oval or circle, you may find the edge doesn't meet neatly, put an embillishment over that and you're covered. Can you spot where this one meets???


  1. Beautiful card! Lots of detail here. How did you put the pinking hearts border around the oval? Thanks for playing at SUO Challenges!

  2. Deb, thank you for your comments on my cards, I'll update my post with instructions for this edge.

  3. Beautiful card. Love all the textures. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  4. OMG!! WOW - this is a very beautiful card. You did an awesome job on this. I'm so glad that you participated in our HSS challenge. Thank you for joining us. Please keep on participating, I'd love to see what you come up with next. I totally love this card.

  5. This is beautiful! Thanks for the details. So glad you joined us at SUO Challenges!

  6. I like the butterflies, but that dragonfly really caught my eye! I love the scallop edge on the oval. I'm going to have to try that! Thanks for joining us this week at SUO challenges!!

  7. Congratulations!

    You have been selected as a Hand Stamped Sentiments Artist Pick for your design this week! You have earned the HSS Artist Pick Badge to display on your blog.

    Please email me so I can email you the badge html code.

    Thank you for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

    Come play again!

  8. Kasey! Congratulations on being selected as an HSS Artist Pick. Your card is so beautiful. Keep on participating so that we can all see your awesome artwork. Cheers!


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