Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Cuttlebug Mania - Freeze Frame

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:
I used:

- 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!

Di 
x

26 comments:

Pippa said...

Lovely card Di x

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a pretty card Di

Anne

Kath said...

A lovely card Di, such pretty colours. Thanks for comments on my first entry into the Cuttlebug challenge and you're right - I will enjoy this challenge!
Kath x

ellyscard creatief said...

Very lovely card Di.

SARN said...

This is soo pretty and very feminine Di. Love this little embossed and embellished beauty.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sandra H said...

So pretty Di and the flowers are lovely so elegantly presented x

Lucy Woods said...

Oh wowee Di this is so completely stunning!!! I super duper love it!!
Lucy x

mamapez5 said...

A lovely frame you have created Di, and a very pretty card. Kate x

KandA said...

Gorgous card Di. Love the softness of the colours and fabulous dies xx

Carole said...

This is so pretty Di..............I love the pink and grey together!

Carol L said...

This is beautiful Di, such a thoughtful and caring card. I love the clusters of flowers and soft pastel colors! Thanks for telling me about this challenge - it may become a habit for me now :)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

So pretty - like that embossed background and the soft colors!

Viv's Visuals said...

Great embossing Di - lovely card! x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful card! Love these die cuts! Great embossing too!

Pat said...

This is beautiful Di and the grey scalloped frame stands out wonderfully against that pretty white embossed background, and then the added flowers and swirls embellish the frame and sentiment perfectly. x

Jacee said...

Very pretty Diane, love the flowers and swirls!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Em Louise Fairley said...

This is so beautiful, Di! I love it! xxx

Jean said...

This is such a pretty card Di, I love it. The pink and grey colour combo looks fabulous on the embossed white background.
Jean x

Kathleen said...

This is gorgeous Di, love the frame and the flowers and it looks like a new embossing folder to me, nice and subtle but very noticeable.

Kath x

Shirley said...

Now that is lovely, Di! You have really inspired me with the embossed frame and those beautifully done flowers too!

Brenda said...

This is such an elegant card Di, I love the scalloped oval frame and your flower cluster with the vines looks so pretty. Hugs, Brenda

Darnell J Knauss said...

A stunning card, Di!! I am usually surprised at how well the challenges "play" into my hands, but I had lousy timing with this new Cuttlebug challenge! I did a card with FOUR frames on it JUST before this one went live! One of these days ... Hugs, Darnell

scrappymo! said...

This is beautiful. The pearls in the center of your flowers make them stand out so prettily.

The frame looks great and I love your choice fo foliage swirls with it!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Sue - said...

Really pretty card Di.Love the soft colours.

Squirrel said...

I love your delicate colouring.
I've been a bit AWOL with crafting (sickness, new job - boo) but have been getting back into it now. Thank you for the link-up to Cuttlebug Mania. I've put in my first entry. :-)))))))) XXXX