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Monday, February 16, 2015

Flower Border Egde using a NON-Border Edge Die -Guest Designer BlueMoon Scrapbooking

Hello My Dear Stamper Friends:

Today, I am thrilled to be a "Guest Designer" 
at the Online store,  BlueMoonScrapbooking

This Nice lengthy Tutorial that comes....
with 3 different techniques!
is featured at their blog!

1- how to make a border edge using a NON- Border edge die
2- how to use your dies as stencils (technique #1) coloring the "Embossed" areas
3- how to use your dies as stencils (technique #2) coloring the "Debossed" areas

How to make 
a "Border Edge card 
using a NON-Border edge die"! 

flower border edge card front

this is a pretty useful tutorial on how to stretch your dies and give them another use!

I used the NEW Flower "Bloomington Border" die from the NEW collection winter 2015 from "Memory Box"...this die cuts a free standing flower and I used it in my card to make a border edge card...

step 1:
first make your sandwich:
plate A+plate C + Die (ridges facing up, placing the die towards the edge of the paper) + paper (in white) + plate B
Important: the edge of plate B MUST be placed where you want to STOP the cut
(see arrow in photo, the die is placed against the edge of the white paper, you can not see it is below the white paper)

flower border edge card step 1

step 2
- When you run the sandwich through the machine ...
- This is how it should look (photo below): you should have ONLY cut half of the design of the die. Making a border edge...
- Then cut with scissors any attached parts

NOTE: You can place any die this way and you will get a half edge die cut and the other half of the die NOT cut, it stays attached to the main front card..
flower border edge card step 2

step 3
- Cut and fold in "Kraft" paper the front and base of the card (the front is smaller than the base; this is optional)

HOW TO USE YOUR DIES AS STENCILS...technique #1: Coloring the "embossed" areas
this is to make pop the details of the flower
the petals will be colored
- Place die on top of white card stock at the edge and sponge some colors though the holes of the die
leaves in green, flower in 2 tones ("Velvet pink" and "Seedless preserves" distress inks from Tim Holtz)

flower border edge card step 3

step 4
- Die cut with the "Crossed stitched Love" die the font again to make the sentiment (this die ONLY  cuts tiny stitched crosses to make the word LOVE)
- place the white border edge card stock all colored on top of the front card
- die cut an extra flower and colored it and placed it on the left side of the front card

Note: See how using ONE die you can cut a separate flower and from the same die make a border edge on the card, using the NON-border edge technique...
The "petals" are in pink and the "debossed" areas are in white, when using your dies as stencils

flower border edge card step 4

HOW TO USE YOUR DIES AS STENCILS...technique #2: coloring the "debossed" areas
this technique is to make pop the "Debossed" parts of the die
-on a draft paper (white paper just to preserve your mat)  place the die, add directly to the die some ink.
Sponge some "seedless preserves" ink DIRECTLY onto the die

flower border edge card coloring the die directly

- die cut it; run it normally through the machine
the flower will come out with a softer color. The petals are white (original color of the card stock) and the "debossed" areas will come out with a softer color...
the technique #2  is the reverse of the technique # 1

flower border edge card coloring the die directly result

Remember: to clean with a wipe or with soap and water the flower die and any surface that may have being in contact with the ink on your machine otherwise your next project will have some pink ink!!!

and this is the result: both stencil techniques featured on the inside of the card...

flower border edge card inside

another view of the border edge

flower border edge card side view

last view and closer view of the crossed stitched LOVE word

flower border edge card last view

I hope you give it a try...there are lots of info on this tutorial, maybe juts try one of the techniques or combine all 3 in one card as I did..it takes time to explain but it goes faster when you do it! give it a try!

And to visit ...BlueMoonScrapbooking
for all your scrapbooking supplies: They carry the whole line of dies of Memory Box and Poppystamps! among many other fantastic brands!

Blue Moon Scrapbooking

Thank you for the visit..and see you soon!



  1. Hi Bibiana,

    Stunning card, love this technique so thank you for showing it to us. Very pretty die and a useful one too.

    love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  2. This is beautiful, thanks for sharing your technique with us, I'll have to give it a try. What a lovely die you used too, very pretty.

  3. Quelle belle technique qui m'inspire vraiment! Je m'en vais l'essayer ! J'aime tellement cette carte que je vais m'en faire une aussi, merci!

  4. Hello Bibiana, thank you so very much for visiting me and leaving such a kind comment.
    I am loving this card and what a supe tutorial. In fact you have many wonderful and amazing cards and projects here, so much so that I want to follow you, Kate x

  5. Congrats on being guest designer, your card is stunning and thank you for sharing this lovely technique, hugs Carole Z X

  6. Vraiment de toute beauté...merci beaucoup

  7. This is really beautiful with your inks over the flowers!! Love your die cut edge and congrats on your GDT spot my friend! ;) HUGS

  8. Congrats on your guest design spot!! Your card is stunning!! I love the beautiful flowers and colors!! Awesome tutorial, too!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. This is a beautiful card Thank you for sharing the technique ....Lis

  10. Thanks for the great tutorial. You always think outside the box and that's wonderful for us--LOL, The sponging is the icing on the cake. Love your card alot!

  11. OoooLaLa how pretty is that. Love the flower for the border inside and out and how you colored them. Very unique technique, love it.

  12. Superbe carte, merci pour toutes ces explications. Bises.

  13. That is a gorgeous technique, absolutely Lovely!! TFS!

  14. A beautiful card and great tutorial too! TFS

  15. es hermosa la tarjeta y la tecnica increíble, gracias por mostrarla!!!

  16. This is beautiful - I love the two very different looks accomplished by this technique. I'd like to try this! Thanks, Bibiana!

  17. Beautiful card...and thanks for sharing how you made the card and the different techniques! Great ideas here.

  18. What a fabulous card Bibiana. I love the techniques and thanks for the tutorials. Thank you so much for visiting me. Hugs Susan x

  19. Congrats with the new GDT spot here at Blue Moon sweet friend. If anyone deserves it, that´s you and you´ve done an amazing job here again with this amazing titorial here. I just love your beautiful card in these amazing colors and shapes.

  20. Fabulous card Bibiana and thank you for the tutorial


  21. jolie carte, bien expliquée, merci!!

  22. Wow, Bibiana, this card is gorgeous, gorgeous and what a creative idea! I just love it!!

  23. Gracias por la técnica Bibiana, tu tarjeta es muy linda!! No entiendo todo pero con las fotos basta ;o)
    Saludos y besos

  24. Oh my word Bibiana this is gorgeous I love how you have done the sentiment and those flowers look so beautiful a wonderful creation
    lorraine x

  25. AWE-some card, and thanks for taking the time to show the photos along with the explanations. This looks rather complex, and I will need to have the laptop open at each step of the way. It certainly made a most interesting & beautiful card. Love the way you've maxed the use of this pretty die, then were kind enough to explain how-to for the rest of us! It's really quite magnificent! Big Hugs & TFS

  26. Wow - this is amazing. I need to study it and try it!

  27. What a gorgeous card! Wonderful techniques--thanks for all the info!

  28. Wowwq hermoso trabajo, gracias por darnos las tecnicas muy lindo!!

  29. très belle carte! merci pour le tuto! bises

  30. Superbes fleurs et deux belles techniques ! Je comprends mieux comment poser la plaque pour n'avoir qu'une partie découpée. Merci pour ces tutos. Bises.


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THANKS again, Bibiana