Tuesday, March 9, 2010

TIPsy Tuesday - Mitered Corners

This card fits today's Splitcoaststampers color challenge to use Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and Melon Mambo.  Since I didn't get the card made ahead I had planned for TIPsy Tuesday, I just combined the challenge and the mitered corner frame.

Yesterday's blog post with the Fishing layout also uses mitered corners with the stripe paper cut a different direction for an interesting effect.  

Here is my method of mitering paper corners.  It uses overlaping paper rather than trying to cut all the corners at angles and butting the edges together.  This way is easier and more forgiving if your cuts aren't perfectly straight.

  1. Cut paper in strips the width you want your frame. In my case, I cut stripes out of designer paper to get the desired colors eliminating the So Saffron that was also in this DSP.
  2. Glue down the long sides.  Lay the smaller lengths on top.

3.  Mark the intersection point with a pencil mark on the short pieces.
4.  Remove the paper and draw a line connecting the corner of the paper with the pencil mark.

5.  Cut along that line leaving a hair more paper on the outside of the pencil line.  You can always cut off extra as needed.
Extra tip:  I chose to cut the diagonal lines on the shorter pieces because if I messed up, I wasted less paper. 

So frame a photo, frame a card, it's easy and an impressive to use those checks and stripes!

Note:  The idea for flower stems laying over the polka dot came from Julie Ebersole's blog at  Paper Trufflez

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Petal Pizzazz, Kind and Caring Thoughts (greeting) by SU!; Polka Dot Basics by PTI
Ink:  Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Sahara Sand and Melon Mambo
DSP:  Delicate Dots (SAB '09)
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Button:  Fabric Store

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful card, Lisa! Look at that sweet hand stitching and all those paper strips look like tons of ribbon. Beautiful stamped flowers, too.


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