"Rainbow Bridge" Border

Designed for you by, SHARON MURPHY, Crafts1@mail.com

Copyright 1999-2001 S.A.M., All rights reserved.

March 1st, 2001


Supplies used to make this page:

  • 12 x 12 Blue Parchment cardstock
  • Acid Free Chalks (Rainbow colors)
  • Daubers to rub chalks on page
  • Cloud Template to create clouds on the 12 x 12 cardstock using different shades of blue chalk.
  • Navy cardstock for matting
  • Green Cardstock for Matting and for Grass across bottom of page if you do not have a grass die cut.
  • Grass Designer scissors 
  • Fence Die cut
  • 14 Large or Jumbo Flower Punches - Chalk edges (Used here: Family Treasures Jumbo Silhouette Punch)
  • 14 Small Yellow Circle Punches (To place behind the flower silhouette.)
  • 8 small Daisy bunches - placing two together for a matted look. You should have 4 flowers to mat on picture frame.
  • Maple Leaf Punches - (22 small and 9 mini used here) to place behind flowers and along the vine. Detail leaf if desired with pen for veins
  • 3 Butterfly Punches (Detailed with Black brush tip pen and different color gel pens.)
  • 2 White Dove punches
  • Wavy Ruler for vine
  • Green Fine Tip Pen
  • Glue stick
  • Poem "Rainbow Bridge" printed out or hand written on white cardstock. (click on "Rainbow Bridge" to print out 6 x 5  poem for your layout.)



  1. Using the chalks and the daubers, rub the rainbow onto the cardstock.
  2. Take the Cloud stencil and the blue chalks and add clouds to the cardstock avoid covering the rainbow.
  3. Mount the die cut fence and the grass along the bottom of your page.
  4. Place the matted poem and picture where you would like them to be on your page. Glue in place.
  5. Using the green fine tip pen draw your wavy vine along one or both sides of your page about 1/2" in from the edge.
  6. Draw little squiggly pig tails along each side of the drawn wavy vine.
  7. Place dotted flower buds at the end of the squiggles with a brush tip pen matching the flower color you choose to use.
  8. Place your flower punches and leaf punches along the vine. (I used 7 along one vine.) Glue in place.
  9. Place butterfly where you want them and then glue in place.
  10. Add the small flowers to your picture frame.
  11. Your page is now ready for pictures and journaling.

    Hope you have enjoyed this border design. I know I have enjoyed designing it and sharing it with all of you!

    You can see many other border designs I created by visiting Sharon's Border List.

    Please Note: This idea may be used for your personal scrapbooking pages. If you use any of my border designs to teach in your classes, I ask that you contact me at crafts1@mail.com for permission and please give credit where credit is due. When using my step by step instruction as a handout, it may not be altered in anyway and is to be printed out as is. Altering this handout to look as though you designed it is a violation of the copyright. This border along with any other of my borders and ideas I created may not be reproduced or copied to publish in any idea books or placed on any Web sites. But you may contact me at crafts1@mail.com to add a link linking to my Website from your Website or for comments or questions. Thank you for your cooperation.

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