Aug 14, 2019

Faux Floating Frame

Hey there you fabulous crafty peeps!  Kristina Hein with you today to share a technique I'm calling faux floating frame.  I'll get in to the reasons why in just a bit.  The technique creates two cards so here they are!




So why did I call it faux floating frame?  Well, you see, I had every intention of making this a floating frame card...but I didn't think it all the way through.  I am using the Jumbo Beautiful Rose die from Frantic Stamper.  You see, this die is a very delicate and fine line die.  Pretty much impossible to put foam tape behind the pieces to give it the floating look.  I improvised!

First step-since the die was so delicate, I wanted to actually color the paper first.  I traced the outline of the die onto some Bristol cardstock several times.


Second step-I added distress inks with a blending brush.  I used Dusty Concord and Bundled Sage.


Third step-I fitted the die back into the pencil outlines and cut them all out.


Fourth step-I laid all of the die pieces out onto a piece of A2 sized white cardstock.  I used Press n Seal to hold everything in place.  Then I cut off everything that was left hanging over the edge of the cardstock.  This picture was taken with the Press n Seal still holding everything together.


This was about the time I realized I wasn't going to be able to do the regular floating frame technique.  I peeled the Press n Seal and the die pieces away from the cardstock.  I then went around the backs of all the dies with a liquid glue.  I lined it back up and pressed back onto the cardstock.  After I made sure it was dry, I took a stitched oval die from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Ovals set and cut it out of the center.  This left me with two pieces.


Sixth(ish) step-I cut a piece of purple cardstock using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched rectangles.  I then splattered on some shimmer spray.


Seventh step-I added foam to the back of the oval piece and played around with some of the extra bits I had left from trimming the original piece down.  Once I liked the layout, I glued the extra flower bits in place.  I cut the Best Wishes die from Tutti Designs out of white cardstock.  I then glued it in place.


Final steps-I glued the purple layer onto a white cardstock base.  I then added the oval piece and some Silver Lining Nuvo drops and called it done!


The steps are pretty similar for the green card except that I used the frame piece instead of the oval piece.  I also made it a side fold, landscape style card.  I added gold splatters and Honey Gold Nuvo drops.  The celebrate die is from Karen Burniston.  I cut a white layer and a purple layer.  I offset the white layer just a bit to give it a shadow.


I love how they turned out and I hope you like them as well!

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And last but not least, supplies used:

Zig 2-Way Glue Pen - Squeeze and Roll
Zig 2-Way Glue Pen - Squeeze and Roll
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Honey Gold - Nuvo drops
Honey Gold - Nuvo drops
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Jumbo Beautiful Rose die - Frantic Stamper
Jumbo Beautiful Rose die - Frantic Stamper
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Celebrate - Karen Burniston
Celebrate - Karen Burniston
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Best Wishes - Tutti Designs
Best Wishes - Tutti Designs
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Silver Lining - Nuvo drops
Silver Lining - Nuvo drops
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Stitched Rectangles Elizabeth Craft Design
Stitched Rectangles Elizabeth Craft Design
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Stitched Ovals - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Stitched Ovals - Elizabeth Craft Designs
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1 comment:

  1. Great cards and tutorial, Kristina. Thanks for sharing!

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