You’ve Been Framed – Again
It’s time for another Stamp-Off Challenge with Jackie, Susan, & me.
This week, we have a frame challenge. How fun! Since I didn’t showcase the Designer Series Paper as much as I could have last week, I decided to stretch the challenge this week and show an alternate use for your framelits.
Here’s the card I created.
I used the Detailed Floral Thinlits for this challenge. I die cut the image from a window sheet, then used it as a mask for the Embossing Paste. I love the way it turned out. While it was drying, I had a brilliant idea to try to heat emboss it. By the time I found the powder and sprinkled it on, some of the thinner areas had already dried. And then I used the “flick the back of the cardstock to remove any excess powder” trick, and I lost a little more of the powder. But I do like how this looks; it’s kind of vintage with some of the gold missing, don’t you think?
After the paste was dry (which didn’t take long at all since I used the heat gun to melt the powder and the residual heat helped dry the paste), I added a punched Decorative Ribbon Border to the bottom, tied some Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon around the card, and stamped a sentiment from Beautiful You on the bottom.
This was so fun! And while I love the Party Pattern Decorative Masks, making your own masks using window sheets and dies or punches gives you endless possibilities! You can even fill in a large area – like a balloon – for even more texture. Add a little color to the paste with our Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills, and you can have a whole bouquet of colorful balloons or flowers. Here’s a little tip – if you’re using framelits or especially thinlits, you’re going to want to use the Precision Base Plate with the Big Shot instead of a bottom cutting plate. Then run the die and window sheet through the Big Shot, then run it back again. (If you’re using thinlits, you might want to run it through a third time.) Then use the Big Shot Die Brush to remove any bits from the die and window sheet.
Check out what Jackie and Susan did with this challenge. They did a marvelous job last week of using the designer series paper in new ways; I can’t wait to see what they do with the thinlits/framelits.
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