Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Beyond Borders

For this week’s group project, the Clear and Simple Stamps design team is showing off creative uses of border stamps and dies. At the Craft and Hobby Association's winter trade show last month, it was clear that arrows were a big trend. For my take on the challenge, I came up with a way to use one of CSS’s new border stamps to create an arrow image.

I used one of the borders from the Air Mail set to form part of the arrow. I inked part of the image in red ink, then stamped it on a white panel at an angle. I used a ruler and a fine-tipped black pen to draw a line extending out from the stamped image, then added a red heart, die cut with one of the dies from the Shapes: Heart set, to the end of the line to form the point of the arrow. The “I love you” sentiment from the Love Cupid set is stamped underneath the pointy end of the arrow.

I matted the panel on black cardstock, the set it on a red card base. To accent it, I added a pair of Favor Flag die cuts extending out from the bottom edge of the panel and topped them with a red baker’s twine tied button.

For more inspiration using border stamps and dies, check out what the rest of the CSS team has created. Here’s where to find them:

Laurie Willison
Kim Duran
Lori Tecler-you’re here!
Tracy Schultz
Laura Bassen
Dana Grothaus 
JJ Bolton, February guest
CSS Blog

Materials Used:
Air Mail and Love Cupid stamp sets, Perfect Little Black Dress and Haute Red Couture inks, Dare to Be a Diva Red, Perfect Little Black Dress, A Blanc Check, and Sterling Silver cardstock, Shapes: Hearts and Favor Flags dies, Divine Twine black baker’s twine (Clear and Simple Stamps); red button (Michaels)

1 comment:

  1. Such a clever use of that air mail set to make your trendy arrow, Lori! I love that big fat heart for the arrow point!!


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