Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Less is More #321 - Recipe - Use A Frame

It's a great theme over at Less is more this week - 'Use A Frame'.

Had a thought right away about a card design and this was the result:
I used:

- 4.25" x 5.5" white card blank, tent style

- then I die cut two matching sets of frames using Impression Obsession's 'Rectangle 6 in 1 Frames' and white card stock

- rootled through my collection of Penny Black Stickeroos until I found one that fitted nicely inside the frame I had in mind

- glued the two matching frames together, back to back, for dimension

- stuck the chosen Stickeroo (from the 'Language of Flowers' sheet) onto a snippet of white card and trimmed it to just a teensy bit smaller than the outer edge of the frame

- glued the frame on top of the Stickeroo flower image

- then, before adding the image to the card, I used the Misti to line up the image and a sentiment as I wanted them

- stamped the sentiment using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a stamp from the Hero Arts 'Love Life' sentiments set. This is the replacement set for the one I was whining over the other week when a favourite sentiment went kaput - took a lot of tracking down but worth all the searching!

- finally, glued the framed image onto the card front and called it done

I do love the set of frames you get from this die, and it's really worth the effort of cutting a second for added dimension too.






34 comments:

Bunny said...

This is simply beautiful. Love the frame.

Glennis said...

Love the style, Di, it sets off the image beautifully

aussie aNNie said...

Di, this is really classy, the frame looks beautiful.x ♥[aNNie]

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing card, love so much this frame and the beautiful image inside! The sentiment is a very intersting touch!

ellyscard creatief said...

Wow, gorgeous card Diane.Beautiful frame and I love the flower.

LesleyG said...

I just love your crisp white creation, that frame does pop with a double layer, and what a clever black n white sentiments! Xxx

Aquarius said...

Such a pretty card - that frame die set looks like a really handy one to have

SARN said...

Love love LOVE this crisp, fresh and VERY pretty card Di. But you ARE a nuisance (as Viv would say) cuz I gotta go look at those dies now, and I just bet I will NEED them! LOL!
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a gorgeous card Di, I love the flower in the frame.

Sue xx

Juls said...

Eeeeek .... m in love!!! Gorgeous xx

Esther said...

How totally gorgeous! Love the classy frame and oh-so-elegant flower image... just beautiful! The bolder sentiment contrasts perfectly with the delicate colouring elsewhere. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Carole said...

I love this Di! very classy...fab frame and lovely stickeroo! Just perfect!! xx

Linby said...

LOVE it - great idea to double the frame too.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous card! At first I thought the image was on vellum, it's so soft. Love the colors, Di xoxo

Brenda said...

What a beautiful card Di! I love that frame you used, it perfect to frame out that beautiful bloom of yours!! Hugs, Brenda

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
what a very super and beautiful design.
Love the wonderful frame and your stickeroo centre.
That flower is so very pretty also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Cara said...

Just stunning, so elegant too. Cara x

April Cheetham said...

Gorgeous!! That Stickeroo looks as though it is painted on glass. You have framed it so beautifully! Hugs xx

Susan said...

Such a pretty card...your technique is just awesome. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Kathleen said...

This is absolutely fabulous Di, what a gorgeous frame and a really lovely image, very classy card.
I have loads of dies but my images never seem to fit them, or the dies don't fit my images, same thing but so very annoying.

Kath x

Pat said...

This is a beautiful CAS card and a gorgeous design Di, and the PB Stickeroo looks really pretty in that IO frame, also the white on black sentiment looks perfect. x

scrappymo! said...

This is a wonderful card. I really like the double thickness for the frame...makes all the difference to the depth and the look of the frame!
Great use of a Stickeroo.

Janice said...

A beautiful CAS card Di, I love everything about it!
Janice x

Sarah said...

SO pretty Di - I love it! xx

Diane said...

Wow, this is an absolutely beautiful card! I saw the challnge this morning and pulled out an already cut frame hoping to play along...we'll see...but I just love the delicate design of yours!!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

This is so elegant Di, I'm loving that muted bloom and your frame is just super sophisticated and classy, especially popped up like that. Wonderful CAS card and thanks for playing along with us at Less is More this week.

KandA said...

So very gorgeous, love the elegant design with that super frame and lovely stickeroo xx

Amanda said...

beautiful card, love the double dimension of the frame x Amanda

Darnell said...

This is a winner in my book, Di! I love it so much that the frames are now on my wish list. Not too long ago I ordered wonky frames because of you and now I'll order these frames b/c of you. Isn't that funny? You're my Frame Lady! But, seriously, I'm serious. I have a bunch of those PB stickers and just stare at them hoping for new inspiration and you've given me that! Thank you!!!!!!!!! Hugs, Darnell

Craftychris said...

Beautiful card! The pretty stickeroo looks wonderful in the super cool frame and the fabulous sentiment is just perfect! Hugs, Chris xxx

Bonnie said...

What a pretty framed flower, Di! I see another winner here!

Liz said...

Beautiful CAS card, Di. I love the shape of the frame. xx

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card, Di. I love the frame - it shows the Stickeroo off to perfection. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Barb said...

A really beautiful CAS card Di. I also love the shape of your frame. Barbxx