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Creating a Charming Handmade Friend Card with Elegant Borders Dies

There's something special about crafting a heartfelt card for a friend.  And when it comes to adding an elegant touch, the Elegant Borders Dies are a perfect choice.  I'll share my experience of creating a lovely card using these dies, along with some delightful designer paper and a sentiment that truly spoke to me.

To start I reached for the Hello, Irresistible Designer Paper, with its subtle yet captivating patterns.  Selecting a design that I thought complemented the Elegant Borders Dies, I cut out along the bottom edge.  The result was a beautifully crafted border that added a touch of sophistication to the card.

Bringing it All Together

To showcase the border I adhered the patterned piece to a white card base, allowing it to peek through the intricate design.  This created a harmonious blend of patterns and textures, adding depth and visual interest to the card.

Instead of using traditional stamped images, I decided to die cut the flower and leaves from other patterns in the paper collection.  This added a unique twist to the card, incorporating the paper's motifs seamlessly.  The result was a cohesive and visually stunning composition.  And the colors match perfectly!

Adding the Sentiment

For the finishing touch I turned to the coordinating Irresistible Blooms stamp set.  With the sentiment stamped in Pretty Peacock ink, it perfectly complemented the overall color scheme and aesthetic of the card.  To create a personalized touch I cut around the greeting freehand, adding a touch of whimsy to the design.

Crafting a personalized card for a friend can be a truly gratifying experience, and using the Elegant Borders Dies certainly elevated my creation.  With the paper providing a subtle yet captivating backdrop, and the sentiment adding a heartfelt touch, the final result was a stunning and memorable card.

Exploring different techniques and incorporating unique elements can truly make your creations shine.  Why not give Elegant Borders a try and add an extra touch of elegance to your next handmade friend card?

Check out this thank you card using the same paper and stamps.

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