I figured it out with a little bit of guidance from your comment. Basically what I was trying to do was to create a border along the left side and then have the style on the right. I set the background color to what I wanted, added a new layer and created the left side, copied the left side, pasted into a new layer, deselected the background and the second layer so that only the last layer was selected, flipped horizontal, then flattened them all.
Thanks. I'll probably have more of these types of posts. Image manipulation is a new concept to me but something I would like to get