Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Week 2 with Kary Lim

Back with another beautiful "A Year of Borders" creation from Kary! Today she did this clever "inchie" design, with the panels from the one butterfly border in these recessed windows, isn't that gorgeous?
I love the way she colored them with the blue and green, looking almost iridescent and popped up a few, so much dimension! She kept them in the same order and configuration as the full border, an without any dry embossing, patterned paper or ribbon, the images really take center stage! I also really like that delicate blue and green print behind each frame, you can only see a sliver but it really looks fabulous with the butterflies coloring. The tiny faux stitched border she drew in white on black really pops off the Kraft. Sentiment is from "Buds and Vases".
You can see how to make these recessed windows here, Kary pointed me to the tutorial, all you need is your little Scor-Buddy and a craft knife! (Obviously on a much smaller scale than Beate's sample!) But it really adds a lot of drama to the inset frames and is such a fun twist going down instead of popping up! You could also punch out square windows and place the panels inside your card for a similar look, which would be really fun too, but that type of card is harder to photograph!
Hope this gives you lots of ideas and inspiration for just how many tiny one inch vignettes are hiding in those borders! Of all my sets, this is probably one of the best suited for inchie art, I will have to try it out! :)
Now let's go see another project using this set on Kary's blog, thanks for visiting today!


  1. Awesome card, Kary! Love them split in the trio of blocks! Great colors too!

  2. Kary- this card is fabulous!
    Mel-the link for Beate's tutorial isn't working right.

  3. Gorgeous card, Kary! Love the recessed windows with the inchie images! Beautiful coloring and dimension!

  4. GORGEOUS!!! LOVE LOVE it!! Clever design... I may have to try that as well. LOVE the colors she used also.

  5. Awesome card, love these gorgeous butterflies.

  6. What a lovel card!! This set is very versitile - love it

  7. Super card Kary. Love the individual blocks. Very pretty.
    This is such a great stamp set.

  8. Beautiful design Kary and will be checking out how to do that! You are just doing a beautiful job with this set. Mine came a couple of days ago and itching to get it inky :o)

  9. I keep coming back to this - I really love it - beautiful!


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