Friday, January 15, 2021

Striped Borders ~ Technique blog Hop

Welcome to our first Technique Hop of 2021! This month we're featuring Stripe Borders. We have a variety of ways to make them including stamp sets, stencils and papers! Sit back and enjoy the hop and all the ideas you'll see along the way!

The blog before mind belongs to Wendy Kessler. Click the links in each post to continue along on the hop. It's just that easy!

I decided to do a layout in prep for a granddaughter's birthday at the end of this month. I chose to use colors from the Happiness Lives Here paper pack. You can see a bit of it peeking from under the photo mats. 

To make my stripe border I started by using a stencil to create the solid lines in blue. Using a Mini Blending Tool I rubbed the ink on the stencil starting in the lower left corner. I repositioned the stencil to extend the lines out along the top and bottom of the layout. I left the right end of the stripes uneven on purpose for an organic look. After stenciling I used stamp images between the blue lines. I love how this turned out!

After that I used a shimmer brush to splatter the layout going a bit lighter on the side with the stripes. After placing the photo mats, "Happy" sentiment and balloons, I stamped a few of the smaller images from the stamp set. 

The bow was made with one of our die cuts. We have a small bow (used here) and a large bow die. I love the two tone look of the cardstock with the glitter paper. the final step was to add some glitter gems.

Z3911 Happiness Lives Here + Thin Cut Dies

Z3779 Wishing You Everything + Thin Cut Dies

Other Close To My Heart products used on this layout.
  • Paper Pack: Happiness Lives Here
  • Specialty Paper: blue Belle Glitter Paper
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Blue Belle
  • Exclusive Inks: Blue Belle, Sage, Smoothie, Peach
  • Thin Cut Die: Small Bow
  • Embellishments: Blue Belle Glitter Gems, Blue Belle Shimmer Brush
  • Tools, Thin 3D Foam Tape, Water Brush, Stencil Pack 3, Mini Blending Tool,                Corner Rounder (retired)

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Now it's time to hop to the next blog for more great ideas. Next up is Katy Taylor. Have fun!


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  1. I love how it looks "washed"! Great page!

  2. Love the borders along the side - great way to create your own background.

  3. Wow, I love how you stenciled and stamped your background!

  4. What a great idea to use the stencil with the boarder stamps. Love the layout!

  5. I Love love love your page! Absolutely gorgeous!

  6. This is an amazing way to make a border on a layout!


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