Papertrey’s Make It Monday Challenge #202: Anchoring with Border and Banner Dies

I never use my border dies enough.  They are so pretty and the Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday Challenge #202 was a good reason to pull them out and get crafting.  The challenge is to use your border and/or banner dies to anchor your focal point.  I use my banner dies with focal points on a lot of my cards so I opted for using my border dies.  The background part of my card was made by inking up my embossing folder and stamping on watercolor paper with it.  Love the soft look it gives.  I went with soft spring colors since some of our spring flowers are starting to come out.  I watercolored the sentiment background before stamping the sentiment.  I also watercolored a separate sheet of watercolor paper and then die cut the borders from it.  Supplies are listed below.  Hope you’re getting some good crafting time in this week!



  • Cardstock:  watercolor paper, Gold Shimmer (Amuse Studio)
  • Ink:  Versamark; Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint distress ink (Tim Holtz)
  • Stamps:  Hand Lettered Hello (Wplus9)
  • Accessories:  Filigree border die (Papertrey Ink); Petite Fleur Embossing Folder (Couture Creations); Gold embossing powder (Ranger)

3 responses to “Papertrey’s Make It Monday Challenge #202: Anchoring with Border and Banner Dies

  1. This is so lovely ~ I just love the colors you used! I agree, I don’t use border dies enough either and this one you used is so pretty.

  2. Lovely card. Great layout and color choice.

  3. Beautiful card! So many pretty elements! I love the background!

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