Thursday, March 26, 2009

Filigree Border

I have been experimenting with some filigree designs. The Storybook cartridge with all the lacy motifs and frames is one of my favorites and I decided to try to make some of my own using a variety of older cartridges.

This is the test cut of one of the borders I am working on. I thought it was pretty so I decided to put together a card using some bright Spring colors.

The pink polka dot ribbon is by American Crafts. I used DCWV glitter cardstock for the "thanks" and cut it with the Cuttlebug die from the "With Gratitude"A2 combo set. The textured green cardstock is also DCWV and the card base is Bazzill Basics.

I thought the card looked a bit plain, so I added a couple of Prima flowers. They are held together with a pink shimmer brad and adhered to the card with a large foam square for a bit of dimension.

Here is another view of the filigree edge. I am putting together a file with variations in various card sizes and page borders. I probably won't finish it for a few days, due to other projects that I need to get in the mail.

These are fun to do - there are so many different ways to create new borders, the only limit is your imagination!


  1. love the card your border is so pretty

  2. Gorgeous border, Diane. Storybook is a wonderful cartridge for this.

    I love the wow colors you've chosen for your card.

    PJ (Jessie Adams)

  3. I also love the card and the border idea! Thanks for sharing. So simple, yet so pretty! Love your work.

  4. Great card and such neat colors.

  5. Oh my! I think, no let me rephrase that! I know I love this border, it is the best!!! This is a must to do and I have NEED to Know.
    Absolutely Lovely.

  6. Can't wait to get the cut file. Don't you just love the Story Book Cartridge?

  7. Love this card...the border is so pretty! What settings do you to cut such small details?
    Tks for sharing!


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