Friday, 1 June 2012

Victorian Border frame

So many punches, so little time!! I love trying to use these punches in different ways and on this card I've used the Tonic Studios Victorian border punch again (you can tell this is a favourite..). This time I've made a little frame with it. It's really easy to make and only takes minutes. I've shown below how I did it but it's a lot easier than it looks.

The "flower" in the centre was made with the Tonic Studios Multi Detail Heart punch, Simplicity Geared Daisy punch and the mini Daisy punch.


1. Measure depth of punch-15mm

2. Draw a line 15mm in from 2 sides of  card.

3. With the back of the punch facing upwards, start punching right at the edge of the upright line.

4. Turn it over and carry on punching as normal

5. Punch 4 times and turn over, then start in the same way at the other corner.

6. Carry on punching as normal.

7. When you have punched 4 times, draw a line from corner to corner of the punched section.

8. Now draw a line 15mm outside each of these lines.

9.Cut the paper off along the outside lines.

10. Punch along the other 2 sides in the same way to create the frame.


  1. Beautiful effect Ruth, thanks for sharing. Sandra x (DecOCards, DC)

  2. Lovely card, the border is great, thanks for sharing xx

  3. Beautiful card Ruth, I just wouldn't have the patience to get that right lol.

  4. wow super card ruth and thank you for sharing the idea with us ... just doing a bit of blog hopping ... have a great diamond jubilee weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  5. Great idea Ruth. Can't wait for my punch to arrive and get started ! You encourage me to spend money!

    Have a great Jubilee weekend.
    Pam x

  6. stunning card Ruth, thank for such clear instructions.

    All the best

  7. what a great idea Ruth thank you for taking the time to show us all how you achieved this lovely card x

  8. Lovely frame and lovely flower!

  9. oh wow, Ruth! That is stunning. I love the crispness of the blue and white and I may have to buy that punch - gorgeous!

    1. this is so beautiful and i love the colour combo :D

      xx coops xx

  10. Blue and white + your great talent made an awesome card!
    love you,

  11. Beautiful! Thanks for this instruction!

  12. Oh so lovely work ! superb technique ! Your card is wonderful !


Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment, it's lovely to hear from you. Ruth