Monday, March 12, 2012

Embossing Frames

It seems that I get on tangents when I start creating with something that I haven’t used in awhile.  Today, I created cards for two Close Up different challenges and I used the Designer Frames Embossing folder.  This card was inspired by the Script challenge over at Less Is More.  This is only a one layer card, but it had to include script in addition to any other sentiments. 

This frame is wonderful to use because the center oval matches the Extra Large Oval punch.  I created a mask with the punch and stamped my script background and floral image before embossing the frame.  I so LOVE the dimension created by the embossing folder for a one-layer card!

Full View Stamps: You’re a Gem, Flores Suaves(Spanish Catalog - script), The Art of Life(Retired) 
Paper: Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Markers (Rich Razzleberry, Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive)
Accessories: n/a
Tools: Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Sponge, Extra Wide Oval Punch
Technique(s): Sponging, Marker to Stamp

 Close UpMy second card, although not a one-layer card uses the same embossing folder.  I really like how the image extends past the frame just as it does in the first card.  You can barely make out the glimmer of the Dazzling details in this photo.  This challenge was the clean and simple (CAS161) over at Splitcoaststampers to use white and shades of blue. 

Stamps: Fresh Vintage (Sale-a-bration), Day of Gratitude. 
Paper: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Markers - (Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy,Basic Gray)
Accessories: Dazzling Details,  Whisper White Taffeta ribbon. 
Full ViewTools: Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Big Shot
Technique(s): Marker to stamp


Thank you for stopping by!  Enjoy!

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  1. These look absolutely stunning. Those frames are fab.
    Thanks so much for joining us and we hope to see you again next time!
    "Less is More"

  2. Wow, the frames are great. The blue of the secound card looks very elegant. Absolutely amazing!

  3. Wow love these both of them are so elegant x

  4. The LIM card is fantastic [as is the other one]

    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"

  5. Beautiful cards, very elegant x

  6. Love your stamping technique on these cards...they are all beautiful :)

  7. Two fabulous cards especially love the LIM one, with the bold red.
    Thanks so much for your comment.

    Kath x

  8. Your cards are both stunning and what beautiful frames:)Hugs x x

  9. Love the idea of carrying on the stamping outside the frame. 2 Fab cards.

  10. These cards are beautiful and the frames look very elegant.

  11. I hadn't even thought to stamp first and emboss afterwards with the Designer Frames EF Linda! Thank you so much for the tip - both your cards are really striking.

  12. Gorgeous cards Linda
    Margaret x

  13. Two beautiful cards, gorgeous embossed frame.

  14. Hi Linda

    Thank you very much for your comment on my blog! I visited yours already some days ago and I was so amazed that I was speechless. Your cards are very beautiful and first thing I have done after visiting your blog, was looking for this embossing folders - Stamin'Up right?

    The card are great, especially the blue one. Is it really only stamped? It looks somehow very special!

    Hugs Claudia

  15. Absolutely stunning cards! The embossed frames are fantastic.

  16. Oh so beautiful Linda! fantastic cards:) Sarah x

  17. Lovely cards.The blue one is just stunning!

  18. Gorgeous cards! I love that really gives the Vintage look especially with the that shade. And, that stamp is wonderful! I stopped by because I saw your card over in the SCS Gallery! Well done!

    He IS Able!
    Traci Starkweather

    You May Receive 1-5 Cards Weekly!

  19. This is simply beautiful, Linda!

  20. What paper do you use that has the diagonal stripes? I am inspired to use both the fresh vintage and the oval embossing folder - needed this push!

  21. Hey, Anonymous...I used Stampin' UP! Whisper White cardstock. The stripes were caused by the sun coming through the window screen. ;) I'm sure you could create similar lines by using Stampin' UP!'s Simply Scored Tool.