Monday, April 15, 2013


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea
I saw this framing idea on Pinterest and loved it.
A simple card with great eye appeal.
I started with a 6 inch square white card stock card (6x12 inch folded tent style)
Then I stamped the image in the center of the card and colored with Copics.
I actually stamped it again on white card stock so I could pop up the top of the
morning glories. Then, I punched out a 3 inch circle. Using the cut out
blank, not the circle, I centered it on the image and then inked very lightly around the edge using the Ranger sponge applicator and pale blue dye ink.
Next, I cut four strips of blue paper 1inch by 6 inches, and four strips
of white paper (I used card stock) 3/4 inch x 6 inches. I ran the white
strips through the Cuttlebug Scalloped Edge Lace Embossing Folder, lining up
the top of the lace with one edge of the white paper strip. Since there are two lace edges on the folder, you can do two at a time.
Next, adhere the white strips to the blue strips leaving a slight blue border on the
top and bottom showing. Adhere the strips to the card as shown in the example,
one corner goes under and one goes over alternating each corner.
Finish your card by running a line of Star Dust Stickles along the outer edge of the
lace and adding some Queen and Co. rhinestones.
click to enlarge to see glittered edge
The beautiful stamp is a Stampendous Cling Stamp, Morning Glory (CRP185)
I used a Sharpie Poster Paint Water Based Opaque white marker for the
white inside details on the flower. I cut out the extra tops of the flower after coloring them and popped them up on the image I had stamped and colored on the card.
Hope you have a chance to try this framing technique. You can use any embossing folder, or try printed designer paper instead for the top layer of the strips.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Enjoy your day today.  Until later.......


froebelsternchen said...

That´s AMAZING dear Sue! I love this soft and beautiful card!

We have got the very first spring days here in lower Austria...
hope you are well and fine!

happy spring hugs from


downrightcrafty said...

oh love the panels on this one what a gorgeous card great colour combination too
Hugs Kate xx

Sue said...

WOW! Stunning card Sue. I love the image, excellent colouring and the frame design looks wonderful.
Hugs Sue xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Sue.

Hugs Riet.xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Sue, great embossing folder.

greetings karin

Donna Hanley said...

Sue, your frame really does a brilliant job showcasing that gorgeous flower. I will try that frame sometime soon when I can find things in my room. Right now I'm in the middle of rearranging it. The coloring on the flower is phenomenal. Enjoy your day.

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely stunning Sue! WOW!! Love the royal blue and the elegant frame work! :)

Turtle In The Sand said...

Lovely. Looks like a seed packet. Thanks for the tutorial.

Sandra H said...

Sue this is so beautiful x

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful Sue! Wonderful coloring of the flowers, love the embossing and the butterfly embellishments. Fabulous card!