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!


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

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

  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)!

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

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

  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

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


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