Bordered Sentiment

by Jen Mitchell

Add framing to your sentiment with markers.


  • Stamps

  • Cardstock

  • Marker, black and matching colors to the ink you use

  • Ruler

  • Masking Paper

  • Scissors


  1. Step 1

    Stamp the floral image onto masking paper twice. Cut out the images, trimming closely so there is no white space around them.

  2. Step 2

    Decide where you want the sentiment on your card and draw two lines with a marker and ruler far enough apart to fit the sentiment.

  3. Step 3

    Place masking paper along the edge of your bottom line so that the top of the card is covered. Adhere the masking paper so that you can see the line that you’ve drawn.

  4. Step 4

    Stamp the leafy image on your card below the area you’ve masked off. Press firmly to try and miminize any “halo effect” (white space where the stamp meets the masking paper). Fill in any “halo effect” areas with a marker and/or blender pen.

  5. Step 5

    Move the masking paper so that the bottom of the card is covered. Adhere the masking paper so that you can see the live that you’ve drawn. Stamp the floral image twice, once above the line and once on the line. Press firmly and fill in any “halo effect” with markers and/or blender pen.

  6. Step 6

    Cover the floral images with the mask of the flowers that you stamped earlier. Then stamp the leafy image several times around the flowers. Fill in any areas where you get a “halo effect” with markers and/or blender pen.

  7. Step 7

    Stamp your sentiment between the lines and stamp an accent color to finish the center of the flowers.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Bordered Sentiment. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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Wow I am so going to make one
Lucy  |  Wed Aug 7, 2013 at 2:50 AM
Gorgeous !
Jo  |  Wed Aug 7, 2013 at 4:21 AM
That is cool. I'm going to try to make one.
Elaine Sampson  |  Wed Aug 7, 2013 at 4:33 AM
Nice job Jen! Beautiful card!
Teresa  |  Wed Aug 7, 2013 at 5:26 AM
Thanks....this tute explains a lot!
Dottie  |  Wed Aug 7, 2013 at 5:39 AM
Beautiful! I will try this today.
Michele Cederqusit  |  Wed Aug 7, 2013 at 6:09 AM
So ice to have a simple one layer card featured. Thank you!
Cathy vanA  |  Wed Aug 7, 2013 at 6:42 AM
I am off to the shop to make a card using this technique. Thanks for clear instructions.
Terry Chastain  |  Wed Aug 7, 2013 at 6:44 AM
Fabulous tute- so simple when it is explained - and your explanation is very clear and concise; thanks!
Susan Hogan  |  Wed Aug 7, 2013 at 6:53 AM
This is a really neat idea! Thanks for sharing.
muscrat  |  Wed Aug 7, 2013 at 7:22 AM
What a fabulous technique. Thanks for the idea and wonderful instructions.
kab  |  Wed Aug 7, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Very pretty, I love a CAS card.
Donna Whitten  |  Wed Aug 7, 2013 at 8:04 AM
Very nice. Where do you get the masking paper?

thank you.
sedg  |  Wed Aug 7, 2013 at 8:08 AM
Gorgeous card, so fresh and elegant. Thanks for sharing and for the great instructions
Linda Geater  |  Wed Aug 7, 2013 at 8:47 AM
what a great idea its great
Elaine Lewis  |  Wed Aug 7, 2013 at 10:06 AM
Stunning card!
Leslie gerhardt  |  Wed Aug 7, 2013 at 10:45 AM
So clean and simple. Simply striking. Strikingly beautiful.
Pamela Cox  |  Wed Aug 7, 2013 at 3:52 PM
NEAT card, clear info.....TFS
JUDI GOBELI  |  Wed Aug 7, 2013 at 4:24 PM
Wow, this is so beautiful...and what an awesome CAS project! Thanks for the tutorial....nice to have photos.
Jan Hoyt  |  Wed Aug 7, 2013 at 4:29 PM
What is masking paper. Will there be a video?
Kimichan  |  Wed Aug 7, 2013 at 4:36 PM

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