To make the punched border for the oval shape, I used a Martha Stewart punch. Here's how I made it fit an oval shape:
Use your favorite border punch and punch along the edge of your cardstock. (Please note: the larger the shape you wish to border, the longer the piece of carstock will need to be. For this card I actually joined two pieces together to get the length I needed.)
Here I trimmed the border to leave a 1/8" strip of solid cardstock.
Here I snipped the solid strip about ever 1/4" (or in between each arch). This will help the border curve.
Overlap the snipped pieces, gently pinching the border to set it as you go. It's starting to take shape. (Please note: when mounting it to the back of your shape, put down your adhesive and then apply your border as you crimp/curve it the way you want it to go.) It holds it right there. (I used Terrifically Tacky Tape to secure my border.)
I mounted the oval on 3-D Foam Tape and added ribbon , pearl opaques, and feathers (for a touch of whimsy).
What do you think? Have you ever thought to use feathers on a card?
Thanks for stopping by. Sending smiles, Joanie