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Open Border Card Design

Welcome! Today I am sharing a very easy-to-do technique that gives WOW results. It is also a great way to get more use of your background dies!

Open Border Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support of my work!]

With the help of a few tricks, you can use background dies to create open borders on cards. In my video, I show a few ways to do this technique… and also use the new Altenew Gradient Cardstock.

Here are the cards from my video along with the main products featured. For the full supply list, scroll down to the thumbnails at the end of this post. Please watch the video to learn how to do each specific card.


YOU INSPIRE ME
Featuring:
Altenew Candy Cane Stripe Over Die (SSS | ALT) – border die cutting
Altenew Mariposa Dies (SSS | ALT) – butterflies
Altenew Crafty Greetings Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) – sentiment
Altenew Cherry Blossom Gradient Cardstock – pink cardstocks

Check HERE for another video using the Altenew Candy Cane Stripe Over Die (SSS | ALT).

Open Border Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Open Border Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Open Border Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


THANKS
Featuring:
Altenew Layered Rose Dies (SSS | ALT)
Altenew Circle Quilt Cover Die (SSS | ALT) – for border die cutting
Altenew Fancy Thanks Die (SSS | ALT)
Altenew Shades of Purple Gradient Cardstock – purple cardstocks
Altenew Green Meadows Gradient Cardstock – green cardstocks

Check HERE for another video using the Altenew Layered Rose Dies (SSS | ALT).

Open Border Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Open Border Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Open Border Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


SENDING THANKS
Featuring:
Altenew Layered Snowflake Stars Cover Die (SSS | ALT) – for border die cutting
Altenew Rose Flurries Dies (SSS | ALT) – flowers
Altenew Wavy Roses Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) – for sentiment
Altenew Sea Shore Gradient Cardstock – teal cardstocks
Altenew Green Meadows Gradient Cardstock – green cardstocks

Check HERE for another video using the Altenew Layered Snowflake Stars Cover Die (SSS | ALT) . And click HERE for more ideas using the Altenew Rose Flurries Dies (SSS | ALT).

Open Border Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Open Border Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


AWESOME
Featuring:
Altenew Spring Meadow Cover Die (SSS | ALT) – for border die cutting
Altenew Wild Rose Dies (SSS | ALT) – flowers
Altenew Wavy Roses Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) – for sentiment
Altenew Cherry Blossom Gradient Cardstock – pink cardstocks
Altenew Green Meadows Gradient Cardstock – green cardstocks

Click HERE for another video showing the Altenew Spring Meadow Cover Die (SSS | ALT) and HERE for a video with the Altenew Wild Rose Dies (SSS | ALT) .

Open Border Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Open Border Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


SALES

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BLOG HOP

Today I am part of an Altenew Blog Hop celebrating their new Gradient Cardstocks. These are very handy when doing colorful die cutting! You can find them HERE.

The next stop on this hop is the blog of Ashlea Cornell. You can also start at the beginning on the Altenew Blog.

GIVEAWAY

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Head to the Altenew Blog for more info.

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the Altenew products which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, I was not paid to do this post nor am I on any design teams. I only use products I love!) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Altenew Gradient Cardstock
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Altenew Cherry Blossom Gradient…
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Altenew Red Cosmos Gradient Cardstock
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Altenew Summer Afternoon Gradient…
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Altenew Green Meadows Gradient Cardstock
[ ALTN ]
Altenew Sea Shore Gradient Cardstock
[ ALTN ]
Altenew Shades of Purple Gradient…
[ ALTN ]
Altenew Circle Quilt Cover Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Candy Cane Stripe Over Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Layered Snowflake Stars…
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Spring Meadow Cover Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Mariposa Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Layered Rose Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Rose Flurries Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Wild Rose Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Fancy Thanks Die
[ SSS | ALTN ]
Altenew Wavy Roses Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Crafty Greetings Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Metal Adapter Plate
[ SSS ]
Concord & 9th Die Release Tool
[ C&9 ]
Altenew Obsidian Black Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Trimmer
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Therm O Web 1/2 Inch Purple Tape
[ SSS ]
Penblades
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T Ruler
[ SSS ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS ]
Stick It Adhesive Sheets
[ SSS ]
EK Success Tweezers
[ SSS ]
Couture Creations Creative Detailer Tool
[ SSS ]
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens
[ SSS ]