We have another fun challenge over at Cuttlebug Mania this fortnight, called 'Freeze Frame'. This time you have to use or make a frame, basically any shape with the middle removed to make a frame. Loads of scope there ladies! Just so long as you use a manual die cutting/embossing machine that's fine, and also do remember to say which embossing, die cutting products you used.
Our sponsor this fortnight is Digi Scrap Kits- and the artwork over there is fabulous!
So this is the card I made, using my trusty Cuttlebug:
- A6 white card blank - tent style
- a layer of SU 'Smoky Slate' card stock, topped with a layer of white card stock which had been embossed using a Couture
Creations 'Compassionate' embossing folder
- to make the 'Smoky Slate' oval frame I first die cut it using a Spellbinders 'Big Scalloped Oval' die (I love the gentle curve on this set of scalloped dies) and then I die cut the centre out using a plain oval die.
- too funny though, having so carefully made the scalloped frame with two dies I realised that
the sentiment needed to be stamped onto plain, non-embossed card, sigh.
So, after stamping it onto plain card, I die cut it using the plain oval
die. But, my frame truly is a freestanding frame - I promise! The sentiment is a discontinued SU one from their 'Sincere Salutations' set, stamped using Memento 'Gray Flannel' ink
- then added the foliage - Cheery Lynn 'Mini Fanciful Flourish' die and a snippet of green card stock
- the flowers were stamped using SU's 'Petite Petals' stamps and SU pink inks in 'Pink Pirouette', 'Pretty in Pink' and 'Regal Rose' then punched with the matching 'Petite Petals' punch. I just gently curved the petals a bit and added the flowers to the card using small pieces of thin sticky pads
- finishing touch, a Mei Flower pearl in the centre of each flower
Now it's your turn to play, as I said before, there's loads of scope!