Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Today I want to show you another way to use the "Easy Frames". Joan has been so busy shipping out Easy Frames to everyone so I know they are very popular. I thought I would show you another idea for using them. I used a Sizzix embossing folder and the circle Easy Frame. I did an "oops!" -- I put the Easy Frame inside the embossing folder. You don't want to do that because you end up embossing the Easy Frame. It doesn't hurt the frame but that is not the correct way to use them. You need to center it on top of the embossing folder and tape it down, then run it through your machine. The embossing doesn't show up as well when you do it wrong, so I had to emboss a second piece. I love how the Easy Frame leaves that unembossed area so you can stamp on the front of your card without having to layer. On this card I found a Nestability circle -- it was the the third largest in the "Petite Circle Small" set that fit right inside that unembossed area. I centered it over the unembossed area and used a Copic 0.5 Multi-liner pen to draw a black circle, to frame the unembossed area. I used the inside of the circle for this. It was a perfect fit.
I used four different JustRite stamp sets on this card. The stamped frame I used inside the Easy Frame is from the "You Inspire Me" stamp set. The sentiment in the middle is from the "Spread Your Wings" set And the pretty flourish above and below that sentiment is from the "Friendship Blooms" set. A JustRite Spellbinder tag die was used for the tag on the bottom of the card. It was die cut twice -- once in black and once in white. The birthday sentiment is from the JustRite "Elegant Frames" set. The same flourishes used in the circle were also stamped on the ends of the tag. The center of the white tag was cut out with scissors and attached to the center of the black tag. I really like how that turned out.
A piece of scrape design paper, left over from the box I made the other day, was attached to the left side of the card. Two Cheery Lynn (B127) Tropical Flourishes were added on the left. Hot pink flowers were created by using the "Small Sakuras" and "Small Sparkle" punches. They were shaped with the white tool from the Flower Tool Kit and smallest stylus then attached over the vine. Two additional flowers were also added. A few small KaiserCraft pearls were added to complete the card.
I love coming up with different ways to use these Easy Frames. It is so nice that there are seven frames in each package so you can do a variety of things with them. If you haven't ordered your Easy Frames yet, be sure to check them out at Joan's Gardens.