We've seen them used in all sorts of crafting media recently. There are lots of ideas on Pinterest and in the craft magazines currently on the market. Online sources offer stencils, cutting files and even dies featuring this fun design.
In this card, I used a free border design offered by Bird's Cards -- I did a little bit of shifting to create the desired effect on the card element. I like the results and hope you do too. The original design idea was created by, and published in
I used some stuff from my stash from brads, the mesh (it's almost like dry wall tape) and ribbon.The Primas are new - thanks to Mitsy. I did use the eBrush to put on a little extra color, but didn't have to do much.
Using the stencil pattern, from Bird's website, I created several lines equally spaced apart. You can spray one vertical column at a time, move the paper about 1/8 inch and then spray the next column and continue across the width of the element piece. You can begin either on the right or the left side. Trim if needed. My piece is 3.75 inches square. Finished size of the card fron it 4.25 x 5.50
Stencil (Bird's Cards - Chevron Borders)
Markers (Spectrum Noir)
RibbonPrimas (with a golden tint)
mesh tape or dry wall tape. You can ink it or spray it the desired color
electronic die cutting machine if using an svg file for your stencil
Adhesive and pop-up dots