More and more designer paper packs are coming with a sheet of borders. These strips of pattern in varying sizes are great for scrapbook borders. For cardmakers, we can cut them up and use them all kinds of ways. One of the most straight forward is to create a card of strips. I've mixed in strips from this paper from Stampin' Up! with some stamped images and another designer paper in the series. Stitching lines are added for interest.
The row of stamped snowflakes is made with one of the techinques from Jennifer McGuire's Thinking Inking series at Two Peas in a Bucket. The technique is to apply acrylic paint to a stamp and then sponge away part of it leaving a streaked appearance to the paint when stamping.
The cool colors and theme of this card match the weather here in NC today. As the weatherman said last night, it is more like January than November. Brrr!
I'm off to stamp club this morning. Joining friends to make cards will no doubt warm up this cold day.
Hope you have a great weekend!
Ingredients: Stamps: Cute Christmas and Suitable for Framing by Stampin' Up! Ink: Staz-on black and various markers Cardstock: Blushing Bride DSP: Candy Cane Christmas by Stampin' Up!