Tuesday 5 November 2013

Framed Baubles

     This month's challenge at Technique Time Tuesday is to create a Faux Frame around your image. There is a great tutorial on the blog to show you just how do it so please pop over and watch it, you'll see all the lovely ideas the DT have come up with too.
     As we are approaching Christmas I chose to make a card using my Spellbinder Heirloom Ornament dies. I cut my bauble shape from the middle of my square piece of card, I wanted to make use of the bauble and the offcut.
     The bauble has been stamped, with the die still in place, using Perfect Medium Ink and then embossed, without the die, in Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold. I then put the die back over the bauble and used Distress Ink Festive Berries to colour the whole bauble. When you take the die off again there will be a small even white frame around the whole shape.
     The next step was to clean the die thoroughly and put it onto the offcut square, I then inked this with Distress Ink Evergreen Bough and stamped a small tree branch in the same ink across the top. Again this gave me a small white frame around my bauble cut out.
     The square has been mounted over a layer of gold paper and the bauble has been mounted on thick foam pads to lift it up. When the card is at an angle you can see the gold behind the bauble, but viewed head on it just has a wider white frame.
     The small bauble has been coloured in the same way after stamping a small greeting in gold on to it. This has a thin foam pad on it. The gold ribbon bow on the bauble is stuck on with silicone glue. The white card blank looked a little too white so I have inked the edges with Evergreen Bough to soften it a little.
     Please give this technique a try, it's very simple but very effective. Come and join us at Technique Time Tuesday, you have until the end of the month to play along.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Heck Of A Challenge - In The Frame
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Bling It Up  (thanks Hazel)


  1. This looks like an interesting technique - must go and check it out. Great card

  2. This is fabulous Rocky! Someone will love receiving this card!

  3. That's gorgeous Rocky. I didn't think I would need the Festive Berries set of DI's, well after seeing your card I need them now lol! xx

  4. Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon. This would also be just right for CHNC challenge 149: bling it up - would love to see it there too. x

  5. LOVE the vintage feel of this holiday card, Rocky! The ornaments are SO gorgeous! HUGS and hope you have a great rest of the week, friend! :) Mynn xx

  6. What a wonderfull card! I love the embossed parts! Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge! xx Bianca

  7. Thanks for adding your beautiful card for CHNC challenge 149 - hope to see you again soon. x

  8. What an absolutely majestic bauble on your card. Fabulous effect. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Hazelnuts extra this month. hugs Mrs A. (GDT).

  9. Gorgeous card Rocky, thanks for joining us at Heck of a Challenge.


  10. Oh so GORGEOUS Rocky... love the gold against the vibrant red. And the tinsel bow.

  11. Wow.. an amazing card!!!! Have to try it out today, thanks for the inspiration and thanks for joining us at HOA challenge!
    ;-) Alex H.

  12. Beautiful card, and a clever way to frame your focal point! Thank you for joining us at Heck of a Challenge for our latest challenge!
    Claire xx
    HoaC DT


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