Sunday, February 22, 2015

Pretty Frames

Happy Sunday.

I'm putting off the evil hour when I will have to go shovel our way out of the driveway after yesterday's snow.  Not fun.

I've got two cards to share today.  Both have a popped up frame that was inspired by Sandy Allnock's card HERE.  She is just amazing and full of inspiration, but you probably already know that.

Card One


I had made the tag a while ago and it was sitting on my desk waiting for the right card to come along.  The image and sentiment are from Purple Onion.  I used Distress Inks smooshed on my work surface to create the background, then die cut with SSS stitched frames.  The middle frame is popped up with foam tape.  I am in love with this technique!!  Thank you, Sandy!!

Card Two


I used the same technique but with patterned paper.  This paper is from an American Crafts pad.  I used prismacolors to color the Purple Onion image.  Little Rosie was just the breath of springtime I needed!  The banner is from Lawn Fawn. I stamped and white embossed on vellum. I added a stamped and embossed heart as well. I decided to keep it pretty plain other than that; no sentiment on the outside of the card this time.

I know I will be using this background technique over and over again!!  

Ugh, my back and shoulders are already hurting just thinking about that driveway!
Have a good day!
Mary

7 comments:

  1. Hi! I just popped over from Sandy's blog to check out your card. Great job!

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    1. Thanks for visiting! She is amazing, isn't she??

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  2. Love how both cards are essentially the same but so different AND your colouring is awesome (aren't those sweet little POD images too cute)!

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  3. Two wonderful cards - but the first one - LOVE!!!! The watercolor background and the frame - amazing!

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  4. That's a wonderful technique, I've gotta remember that! Your cards are both fantastic! Sorry about the shoveling!

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  5. Mary, oh my God, these are so stinkin' cute!! That first card is THE best tag card I've ever seen. I have tons of tag dies now and they always seem awkward on cards the way I do them, except for the CASE of Kylie's card I did. Now this is going to my to-CASE folder. Everything about both of these cards is fabulous!! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Thank you!! I was really happy with them!

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