Jan 18, 2016

Fun With Frames

Hello, friends.  Today I’m sharing a card which was very fun to make and I love how it turned out.  It occurred to me that I had the perfect dies -- Impression Obsession Rectangle 6-In-One Frames -- for doing this type of card.  The image is cut into frames and mounted in multiple dimensions.  I used only two dimensions beyond the card base as I do want to mail this in an envelope.  My image is an old Hero Arts stamp called “Spring Garden Etching”.  I coated my colored frames with clear Ranger Distress Crackle Paint, but that is a totally optional step.  It does shrink and curl the paper a bit, but I rather liked the effect on the popped up frames.  The warp can be corrected by covering with a heavy object for a while, which is what I did with the parts that needed to lay flat on the card.


You can click for a larger view.  A picture is always worth a thousand words.


Pictured below is the stamped image on 5 1/4” x 4” white cardstock.  I used a ridiculous number of Copics for coloring, making sure I colored the entire panel.


The IO Rectangle 6-in-1 Frame die cuts all six frames at once, which is what makes it so easy for this process.  I positioned the die on the front of my colored image, then cut.


Below you see the back of the frames with Scotch brand foam mounting tape applied.  The larger frame is three frames fit together and two layers of mounting tape.  The smaller frame is two frames with one layer of mounting tape.  I should add that this photo is from another project of this type using designer paper rather than a stamped image.  If you have pretty designer paper you’ve not wanted to cut into, well, this is the perfect use for it.


The largest frame was left single and adhered to the card base.  The other frames were set into that, working from large to small.


My initial intention was to add this to my birthday card stash, but it would make a nice Easter card, as well.  Decisions, decisions!  If you eliminate the coloring and the crackle paint and simply use designer paper this is very quick and simple with fabulous results.  If you don’t plan to mail in an envelope you can make it with more dimension – as many as six.  Again, it is so easy with any of the Impression Obsession All-In-One frame sets.  As of this writing Dies R Us carries two rectangle sets, plus a set of squares and a set of ovals, both of which I have and will be using for this technique in the future.

I’ve taken enough of your time, so I’ll leave you with your thoughts and a wish for a happy day.  See you again soon!

~~ Leslie ~~

1 comment:

  1. Leslie, you did an amazing job with this image--SO beautiful!

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