Monday, 31 March 2014

You've been Framed!

Our challenge this time at Crafty Cardmakers is 'You've Been Framed' -(projects must have a frame of any kind (stamped/diecut/decorated) as the prominent feature) and we're being sponsored by Sir Stampalot and Di's Digistamps.

My linen textured card was inspired by one of the many beautiful cards made using die cuts over on Pinterest and was inked with a mix of Victorian Velvet and Spun Sugar DI after securing a fancy frame nestie to it.

After cutting out the oval shape I cut the large piece to fit the front of a 7" x 5" card.

On the card base I sponged again so that it would show through the cut out frame and then positioned  the larger piece over it with foam pads.

The oval frame was then placed inside with thinner 3d foam pads - this meant that the oval frame sat just beneath the cut out piece but wasn't flat!

The trusty Honey blossom die cuts ( love this flower stem to bits!) were layered a few times at the side and I kept the little branch and leaf offcuts to one side.

Sentiment stamped in Victorian Velvet and cut out with another fancy tag die.
The offcut leaf and branches were then just stuck underneath and the card was finished with a couple of die cut butterflies.
Other Challenges -
Alphabet Challenge - D for Diecuts
Use Your Stuff - Die Cuts
Craft Your Passion - Anything but Square
Totally papercrafts - Pastels
Allsorts - Use Those Dies
Pile It On - Floral Fantasy
Come & Get It - In the Garden
OSAAT - Anything Goes
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes

Hope you can join in with our challenge and I appreciate any comments you leave! x
QUICK UPDATE - Now that I have left the sunshine (sob sob) I am cheering myself up by popping into the playground for a quick go on the swings!


Crafty Lark said...

Love your elegant pastel card Viv, so peaceful. xx Flora

Netty said...

love your gorgeous diecut full card Viv. Annette x

♥Gemma♥ said...

Wow wow wow Viv...what a stunning card, love it!!
hugs and xxx

Paper Junkie said...

I'm not a huge fan of pink but this card is so delicate and pretty Viv - I love it! I love using frames and tags so this layout is just up my street - thank you for all your inspiration. X

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Viv love all your fabulous dies and your soft pink colour background


Sue said...

This is stunning Viv, a beautiful and elegant design and I love the delicate touches of pink.
sue xx

Irish Cherokee said...

Sensational die cut card Viv. The pink is just enough to make it soft and soothing.

Sue said...

Love your card Viv,beautiful die cuts.
Sue x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Viv what a stunner, very delicate and pretty. Susan x

Kathleen said...

Stunning card, fabulous dies and love the little touch of pink.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous elegant card Viv.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautifully Viv, love the soft pink and pretty dies.
Wendy xx

Jackie said...

Superb card, so gorgeous :o)
Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

Viv this is just beautiful such a delicate looking card with fantastic detail and love the touch of color.


Vicky Hayes said...

So pretty and delicate Viv - like lace! Vicky x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is sooooo beautiful.

Sarn said...

Another absolute stunner here Viv. Love all your pretty die cutting.

Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

Carole said...

This card is so pretty with the soft pastel colour and the lovely die cuts. I have just found your blog via Crafty Cardmakers and your cards are lovely.

Di said...

Hi Viv, this is just stunning! So delicate and very pretty - a lorra die cutting there too :)

I spotted a half done link on Mr Linky and thought you might be having problems linking a card so I deleted it as he gets in a tizz at times. So glad you managed to link this.

Ha, so you've been in the sunshine huh? Hope you had a marvellous time - welcome back!



coops said...

so beautiful viv.gorgeous pretty dies and design and I love your delicate pink colour ;D

xx coops xx

Bunny said...

This is a beautiful card, Viv. I love die cuts and this is put together beautifully. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge.Bunny- DT

Hazel said...

A beautiful card and the framed images are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Milena said...

What a beautifully intricate card!! I love all the white on white and the very subtle pink. Thanks for joining us on the UYS blog.

Isbaha said...

This white color palette is awesome, wonderful card, love the dimension ! Thanks for playing along with us at Use Your Stuff !

Judy McKay said...

Very pretty card. Stunning in white. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Judy

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Oh my this is stunning. I just love the monochromatic look of it. Those diecuts are just stunning. What a wonderful creation.

Thanks for sharing it with us this week at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck.


scrappymo! said...

This WOW is wonderful! You picked some fabulous dies to layer!

Basslady said...

this is such a masterpiece!
thanks so much for playing along with us at Alphabet-Challenge!


Hugs and kisses from germany,

silvi xoxo

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

A beautiful card and so very feminine with the die cuts and colours. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT . Jennie x

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is such an elegant lovely card. The dimension is beautiful and the delicate die cuts are a delight. Love the subtle pink from the Distress inks. Thanks for joining our Shaped Cards/Anything But Square challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

meine-bastelarena said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at OSAAT Challenges. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Sujin

Aneta said...

It's stunning!

Cazro said...

Wow!Hhow wonderful and elegant. Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges. caz

Helen said...

Fabulous card - love your use of die cuts!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x

Alyx said...

Simply stunning. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.