Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Clear & Simple Stamps: Beyond Borders

Hi guys!  It's Clear & Simple Stamps Group Project day and the theme for today is Beyond Borders.  The borders in my card are die cut borders (are you surprised?).  


You've already seen me use the Edgers 3 dies on this card but this time the border die cuts are front and center!  I chose to use the smaller edge die on a smaller card (card measures 4-1/4" square).  I thought about going the ombre route, but rainbow is just as fun!


For the sentiment, I took out my CSS Lowercase dies.  I love this alpha set because there are multiple dies for letters that are used more often.  {This is especially important for those who like to do reverse die cuts}  For a little subtle color, I double cut the letters once in white and once in the same colors as the borders.  The colored letters were glued behind each white counterpart slightly offset.  It's hard to see, but the sentiment is glued to a piece of vellum instead of directly onto the white card base.  By doing this, the background remains white but has just enough contrast to make the letters pop.  The rainbow borders covers where the vellum is glued to the card base.



Thanks so much for stopping in!  Go check out the CSS Design Team for more Beyond Borders projects!  
This is my last CSS group project for the month and it's been a blast!  I want to send out big, big thanks to Nicki and the wonderfully warm and talented crew over at CSS!  To have the opportunity to work with them has been tremendous:)   

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

23 comments:

  1. This is wonderfully colorful and bright.

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  2. Wonderful card for your swansong JJ! I love the offset rainbow colours of the letter just peeking out! Have lived all your guest designer posts with CSS - you've done such a great job!!

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  3. Bright and beautiful! Love the texture and dimension--a visual masterpiece!

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  4. Rainbow is JUST as fun? You meant to say funner & better, right? :P
    I really love the offset lettering - one of these days I've got to get my hands on some alpha dies! Love the way you've showed off the edging too :)

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  5. Love your Edgers rainbow card - you are so good at making rainbow cards. Such a happy card.

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  6. This is fantastic! Makes me happy!

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  7. Aww, will really miss your CSS creations! You are just a genius to put your white letters on vellum for contrast. It's the little touches like that which totally set you apart, JJ. The rainbow pointing to your sentiment is also nothing short of fabulous. LOVE!

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  8. This card just brougt a big smile to my face! Love the rainbow edgers and your offset letters! TFS!

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  9. I love your style, clean, bold, bright. This is another winner!

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  10. Totally awesome, JJ! Love those colors!

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  11. Your card design ROCKS! Love this!

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  12. Ahhh you just brightened my day! The Midwest totally needs a rainbow and this one is beautiful! - Classic JJ style!

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  13. Those rainbow colours just draw me in.... such an awesome card and love the rainbow shadowing too :0)
    Jenny x

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  14. This is such a stunner--love the cheerful rainbow and offset letters!

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  15. You really are so amazing with dies, JJ! I love the fun and whimsical things you see when you look at them and this card totally made me smile. :)

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  16. wow JJ! This is so totally amazing! Just beautiful! :)

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I'd love to hear from you! Aloha!