Double The Drama: Fan Borders for Scrapbooking

The Showtime collection is not only about glitz and glam parties, milestone celebrations and superb performances, but it also encapsulates the everlasting influences of the Art Deco era, which you can see strewn through the collection with linear decorations, sweeping curves and geometric motifs. If you want to amp up this aesthetic even more, then the Double Fan Chain Border Maker Cartridge is a must-have tool! It also emulates a classic design from this artistic movement — the fanning, sunburst pattern! Don’t just take our word for it — see how this tool doubles the dynamic drama with these fan borders for scrapbooking.

To create these borders and card, you will need:

Check out the Double Fan Chain Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below!

It’s Party Time Card

Step 1: Use a blank card from the Blank Card Kit as the base.

Step 2: Cut a piece of Dark Green Solid Cardstock to measure 5-1/4″ x 4″. Adhere to card.

Step 3: Cut a piece of Eggplant Solid Cardstock to measure 5″ x 3-3/4″. Adhere to card.

Step 3: Using the Original Border Maker System and the Double Fan Chain Cartridge, punch two borders from black dots and stripes designer paper.

Step 4: Cut a piece of Fine Gold Shimmer Solid Core Paper to measure 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″. Adhere the borders to the fine gold paper. Trim off any excess with a scissors.

Step 5: Adhere a sticker for a sentiment. Adhere gems as desired.

Star Border

Step 1: Using the Original Border Maker System and the Double Fan Chain Cartridge, punch two borders from Fine Gold Shimmer Solid Core Paper.

Step 2: Punch two borders with the Double Fan Chain Cartridge from Eggplant Solid Cardstock. 

Step 3: Adhere the eggplant borders so that it is offset from the fine gold borders.

Step 4: Cut a piece of emerald green feather fan designer paper to measure 12″ x 1″. Adhere the layered borders on each side of the emerald green strip.

Step 5: Cut a piece of navy Art Deco chevron designer paper to measure 12″ x 2-1/4″. Adhere the previous pieces onto this piece.

Step 6: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Wave Blade, cut a piece of Fine Gold Shimmer Solid Core Paper measure 12″ x 2-1/2″. Adhere the previous pieces to the top of this piece.

Step 7: Adhere embellishments and gems as desired. Use Foam Squares on some embellishments for added dimension.

Laugh Border

Step 1: Using the Original Border Maker System and the Double Fan Chain Cartridge, punch two borders with the gold Art Deco scallop fans designer paper. 

Step 2: Cut a piece of emerald green feather fan designer paper to measure 2″ x 12″. Adhere the gold borders along the back edges of this piece.

Step 3: Cut a piece of navy Art Deco chevron designer paper to measure 1-3/4″ x 12″. Adhere to the border.

Step 4: Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from gold starbursts tonal paper.

Step 5: Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle from emerald green feather fan designer paper.

Step 6: Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Blue Blade, cut a circle from navy Art Deco chevron designer paper.

Step 7: Adhere all of the circles to each other as shown.

Step 8: Using the Original Border Maker System and the Double Fan Chain Cartridge, punch two borders with the gold Art Deco scallop fans designer paper.

Step 9: Using your Micro-Tip Scissors, snip slightly in between each “fan.” Then adhere from the back side of the largest circle. Adhere to the border.

Step 10: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the border, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.

Are these fan borders for scrapbooking up your creative alley? What projects would you make with this BMC? Share your thoughts, ideas, innovations and more in the comments below!

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