Cut Borders

I was at a workshop yesterday to make cards for foster children.  The hostesses of the workshop and most of the attendees were scrapbookers, which I thought was in the same general classification as stampers, but was I wrong!  These ladies were afraid of ink.  All their cards were done with punches and stickers, but not a stamp in the lot.  I brought a couple of stamp sets and a black ink pad and my tombows, and made some cards that looked very different than theirs.  I offered the use of my stamps, but they were having nothing to do with them.

One of the ladies said that she was intrigued by stamping but didn't want to have to by all the stuff, which seemed a funny thing to say, considering there were hundreds of dollars of stickers on the table, and when you use them once, they are gone.  Anyway, I do know that I spend a lot on stamping stuff, but really, I don't need to.  Even a simple stamped card can be satisfying.  Case in point:
This is plain white cardstock, black ink, and some markers and scissor work. The butterfly stamp and sentiment are in the snail&co stamp set from a•muse studio. The Cut Borders Technique uses masking to create a continuous edge of stamping.  The most expensive part of this card is the Technique Junkies newsletter subscription, which is where I learn to do stuff like this.

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Juliet Arrighi



15 comments:

E.T. said...

very pretty!

Myrna said...

Juliet
I was blog surfing this morning and not paying attention (nothing new) to where I was and spotted your card. Then got sidetracked (again nothing new) and clicked off the page. I am so happy you posted it because it is gorgeous.
Stickers can be helpful only in small (very small) doses.
Your card is beautiful and the colors are so vibrant.
Myrna

Spyder said...

lovely card, the butterflies look lovely. Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts this challenge!!
((Lyn)) DT

Netty said...

loving your gorgeous card, the butterflies look fantastic. I have friends who make cards and wouldn't buy a stamp, but spend hundreds of pounds on cutting machines....lol
Annette x

Leeann said...

Too funny! I'm okay with stamps, it's the ink that scares me :). Anyway, I saw your card and wanted to stop by and say how gorgeous it is!

happyglitzygirl said...

Beautifully done, love the different colours of the Butterflies, well done, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

Susan Hogan said...

Great way to edge a card - or a scrapbook page ;)!
Love the colours - I agree stickers are useful sometimes and I have seen some wonderful work using them, but I like to get a bit messy too! Thanks for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies for our latest challenge - One for the Girls! Susan (DT)

Pia S said...

The colorful butterflies look lovely against the white background and you've arranged them so beautifully! A pretty card!

Ina said...

CAS at it's best. Beautiful colourful butterflies. So very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Ina. DT

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful CAS card, Juliet - I had pinned it even before realizing it was yours! Lovely masking. Congratulations on being featured over at Amusing Challenges! hugs, de

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Really beautiful.Thank you for sharing with us over at Eclectic Ellapu this week. Hope to see you in future challenges.
Elaine aka Ellapu

I have a new Altered Eclectic blog going live on July 1st - altered art only.. feel free to pop in or join in. Would be good to see you

http://alteredeclectics.blogspot.co.uk/

Vicky said...

Beautiful Juliet ,I really love the butterfly cutout border and cheerful colors :)

Shelly mk said...

beautiful creation. Love your take on the letter b with your butterflies. Thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle this week. Hugs Shelly

Shar said...

Gorgeous! Love the wonderful colors and fabulous butterflies!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Whola- you are so right- this is gorgeous and I would much rather create a card than a scrapbook page- however, this would be very effective on a scrapbook page as well : ) Gorgeous!!!