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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Dies R Us Challenge #69- Borders and/or Edges~

Hello sweet friends! 
Welcome to a new challenge at Dies R US and I sure hope that you are ready to get creative with us! Our new mid-month challenge is to use borders and or edges on your projects! So here is what I created today!

I decided to create another Easter card as I am running low on them. I cut down some bristol smooth paper and taped it down to a piece of cardboard using masking tape around the edges. I took out my zig clean color brush markers in a few shades of blue to create my background. I just layed some color down at the top of the paper and with my watercolor brush, allowed for the water and brush to do the work. I just LOVE the way these markers work with this bristol paper! The blending is effortlessly. I took my heat tool to it and once it dried, I took some Dr. Martin's white india ink, mixed it with a little water and made white splatters on the background. I let that dry naturally.

Once it was completely dry, I removed the masking tape from the edges to have a very clean white edged border. So I took my copic fine marker and created some doodles around the edge of the watercolor piece, inside the white frame. Love how this looks. Now since our actual challenge is to use borders or edges, I decided to take more of the bristol paper and die cut a beautiful border using the Sue Wilson- Californian Collection-Corner, Border, Tag (Border die). I only used the border from this set and I ended up cutting it in half. I adhered one half of  it to the bottom of my panel and the other half, I trimmed off most of it and left just the scallops and adhered it to the top part of my panel. I wanted to give it a different look but it is the same exact border piece. I then adhered this entire panel to a standard A2 sized white card base. Next I cut out that beautiful cross die using Spellbinders- Crosses 2. To the cross, I added little doodle lines tracing the embossed portion that was already there using the same fine tip marker. I think this really gives the card a completed look. The "Easter" word die is from Simon Says Stamp. I added a few clear sequins to finish off this card and added some clear spectrum sparkle pen to the cross and the word die. In real life this card is so pretty! I hope you like it!

 The dies that I used for this project that are highlighted above in the links, can be found in the Dies R Us store HERE

Well that is all I have for you today my friends. I appreciate you for taking time out of your day to visit me and see what I am up to. Please don't forget to stop by the Dies R US challenge blog to see what the rest of my design team sisters have created for you today. And make sure to link up your own project too! And for more inspiration, check out the Dies R US Inspiration blog . You will find yourself browsing for awhile. There are so many gorgeous projects that will surely inspire you and get your creative mojo flowing. Thanks again for stopping by!
Until next time, Enjoy life's blessings~


  1. Just beautiful Jo! Love that cross (don't have that set ... thanks for enabling!!! lol) Great job and awesome inspiration! Hope you're having a GOOD day!

  2. Wonderful Easter card. Love the background.
    Valerija xx

  3. What a lovely Easter card Jo! I'm loving the intricate die cut on the bottom! Thanks for playing along with us at Great Impressions and good luck! Hugs, Robin

  4. Beautiful Easter card, Jo!! Love the cross, sentiment, and lovely border!!

  5. Love this pretty Easter card, Jo. Such pretty soft colors.

  6. GORGEOUS card Jo! I love the background and the beautiful border~The Easter font is beautiful and such a gorgeous cross! Beautifully done Jo!
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie K

  7. This is so elegant and beautiful, Jo!! I love the background!! The colors are gorgeous!! The border die and the pretty cross are beautiful!! Stunning, my friend!! Love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Pretty card JO and a fabulous technique!!

  9. I have to say how much I love the blue background!! very pretty! Awesome job! Love the pretty sparkle on the cross & clear sequins too!The border die is so beautiful!Stunning Easter card my friend!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  10. Hi Jo,
    Glad you have had some time to craft. Love how you built up the background color, and those dies are gorgeous. One of my goals before Spring Break is over is to have created some Easter cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Really beautiful and a wonderful way to celebrate the season. Thank you for playing in "Keep it Simple" at Cards in Envy. Always appreciate your entries.

  12. What a gorgeous card!!! Thanks for joining our Link-Up challenge at the Creative Playground.


  13. So beautiful. Wonderful work and colour combination. Thanks for joining us at EAC.
    Hugs Michi

  14. Beautiful Easter card and pretty border---Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DT x

  15. Joann, beautiful Easter card. Love this simple design and pastel colors :) Hugs!

  16. Love these dies, stunning card! Hugs, Autumn

  17. So wonderful creation and a wonderful design!!! Love the colours you have on this!! Its Perfect!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Cicci With the Pen {welcome to vistit my blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  18. So Beautiful & ELEGANT!!! LOOOVE that Word Die and the Cross... LOVE this card!


  19. Super cute creation!
    Thanks for playing with us at TTCRD.

  20. Gorgeous Easter card! Thank you for joining our Great Impressions Challenge this month. I hope you come back next month.
    Ruza's Craft Corner


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