Monday, 12 May 2014

Ornate frame card

I can't believe for all this time I've resisted die-cutting machines. They were too costly, too cumbersome, and anyway my number one purchase was just always pretty patterned paper. But since getting my ebosser, dies and embossing folders, I've been having great fun experimenting and trying new things. Mainly I have been playing with the folders, but for this card I thought I would try something a little different with a stamping frame die. This is another design that just seemed to pop into my head. I had already die-cut the purple frame when making a different card, and discarded it as it was the wrong colour. Being me, I decided I just had to use it in a card and this design immediately formulated.
Frames like this are used so often for stamped images, but I liked the idea of mounting a purple and lilac patterned paper behind the frame. Scarily, a look through my scraps box only uncovered these old BasicGrey papers - I have no other lilac papers in my stash! And seen as I LOVE purple, I think a splurge is in order ;) The frame was cut from Core'dinations cardstock, so I sanded it for a shabby chic effect, then added a Crate Paper dimensional sticker and some pearls to finish. Simple yet stylish. I hope you like it!


  1. Beautiful, love the frame and the gorgeous papers.
    Linda xxx

  2. It works so well ! I like using them for other than stamping too, love the paper and embellishments. have a lovely weekend xx


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