Saturday, November 21, 2009

Festive Frame

I created these cards for the StampTV Customer Blog Hop.  I didn't post them yesterday with my other cards because it would have made my post too long. Be sure to go to Gina's blog, to find the links to  all the other customer blogs, for lots of other creative ideas for your Christmas cards. 

Melanie's "Festive Frame" stamp set was used for both cards below and for the frame. As I'm sure you know, I love working with Melanie's "A Year of Flowers" stamp set and this poinsettia is the same as in that set.  I love this Festive Frame set.



This first card was stamped using VersaFine Brown ink on Ivory CS. I stamped each corner poinsettia two more times and cut them out.  The top layer was cut leaving off part of the bottom petals of the flower so I could layer them for dimension.  Some glitter was added to make the flowers shimmer.  The pines and pinecones were colored with Copic markers.  I then used a VersaMarker to created a gold frame in the middle and also added gold embossing on the berries and the center of the flowers.  The beautiful verse was also gold embossed using Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder from Gina K Designs.

The back ground is gold card stock layered with a piece of SU designer paper.  The stamped frame was attached with adhesive and the poinsettias were layered using dimensionals.  An ivory bow was added to complete the beauty of the card.


This is another elegant card using the "Festive Frame".  The image was stamped using River Rock ink.  I stamped the poinsettias from each corner and cut them out to layer them.  I patted them onto a VersaMark ink pad and embossed with Irridescient embossing powder to give them a "frosted" look.  I wanted to give the frame some dimension so I used my "Double Embossing" technique.  One of the oval Nestabilities fits the oval of the stamped frame really close so I used it to emboss the oval.  I then used my oval wooden frame to embossed the outside of the frame with the Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss embossing folder.  I have a tutorial futher down in my blog on how to do this.  The beautiful verse was gold embossed. The image was layered onto a piece of always artichoke cs.  The base card is Ivory. 


I am not sure  I like the way I completed this framed picture of two of my grandsons.  I black embossed the Festive Frame on a piece of cranberry designer paper.  I thought it would be cute to cut around the boys and insert them in the frame trying to make it look like they are leaning out of it.  I first cut out their picture using an oval Nestability then cut around their heads with scissors.  I  cut around the poinsettia design on the bottom of the stamped frame and inserted the picture behind the flower.  The frame was matted onto a piece of black cs then onto another piece of cranberry cs.  I should have used the computer to write in their names on the tag but decided to just write it.  I know I am going to be making a lot more frames to give my kids so they can frame Christmas pictures.  My husband really likes this frame so I decided to go ahead and post it.

15 comments:

craftieodamae said...

Selma all of these are fantastic! You always dosuch gorgeous work.

Patti J said...

Oh my goodness, Selma - these are fabulous! That white on white is a real beauty, and the first card - I love how you have left some background to the right of the focus piece! Great job on all!!!

redwasher1 said...

Selma. Wow, these are out of this world gorgeous!! You rock GF!!

Sue - 'TILLYMINT' said...

Love your card Selma but your framed pictures is my favourite! Could be those cute faces though!!!!!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

All of these are beautiful! It's amazing how versatile this one stamp set is. Great display!
~ky

Patti said...

Both cards are beautiful! I'm with your husband the frame rocks GF!

Nilla said...

Gorgeous card and lovely boys! Great job as usual! Hugs Nilla

Jennie said...

Beautiful cards Selma! Love what you have done with Festive Frame, really is just perfect :o)

Melissa Cash said...

Oh sweet craftiness! Selma, you are on a roll. Awesome projects!

Brenda said...

All beautiful Selma, you really now how to make gorgeous card.

Payne Holler Cards said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! and I LOVE the frame! of course, who can resist those handsome guys!

Sharri Seffens said...

Selma, Wow! These are awesome! All of your work is stunning!

Allison Cope said...

Beautiful Selma!

Melanie said...

these are all fabulous!! i love the big square one with the DP! that red an black matting with your photo looks SO sharp! I love how you cut out just the boys no background, that is really fresh and modern looking. Your handwriting is very pretty... :)

Donna said...

each of these is gorgeous! I love the picture of the boys in the frame - it's perfect with this set!

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