I'm extremely excited and proud to reveal a brand-new product line from Ezee Pzee
called "Shelley's Borders". And why does the line have my name in it? Because I got to help Kathy design it!!!! Isn't that just so cool?
The first border in the set is "Numbers" - this is a line of numbers from 0 - 9 all done in a bubble-type font. I decided to cut the border to fit a standard card. I inked the entire thing and then added Glossy Accents to the #6. I inked the background paper with the same colour ink. The resulting card is a super easy birthday card for a 6-year old. Honestly, outside of drying time, this card took less than 15 minutes to make!
Oh, and an added bonus of cutting the border strip is that I was able to use the 1-2-3 section as part of my title on a layout about my boys' fascination with Lego Ninjago (I'll post this layout another time as it is still in progress).
The next is a set of incredibly intricate flourish corners. These ended up being the perfect final touch for an elaborate layout that I made as part of a Basic Grey layout class (put on by Photo Express
). The layout was supposed to include a series of pearls and gems but they just looked way too Disco so I was at a bit of a loss as to what to do. I think you'll agree though that these flourishes are the perfect touch. I used a Terra Cotta Spritzer to ink these up. I positioned these while they were still damp so that I was able to manipulate the curls around the different page elements.
My very favourite border is the daisy chain set which includes 3 of these wonderful strings of flowers. My darling cat, Natty has been fighting cancer of the mouth and knowing that her time was short, I wanted to make a very special layout about her. Natty passed away the day after I finished this layout so I have to admit that I'm crying just looking at it. She was a tremendous cat!
To make this page, I inked the daisy chain border and then added Glossy Accents for dimension & shine. And then, because Natty was a very home-loving cat, I added buttons to the centre of the larger flowers. I wanted to include a lot of journalling so I put the shaped paper onto hinges (actually pieces cut from larger die cuts) with the story of Natty's journey written inside.
Anyway, I hope you check out Ezee Pzee
and their wonderful products. And thanks for looking at my blog! I appreciate each and every person who takes the time to look at my projects (and even more to comment!).
"6" birthday card
"Floral flourshes" layout