Saturday, October 9, 2010
Wreath for All Seasons - Framed - Friend
Have you ever created a card and then thought, "Meh... it's not my best work" but then figured you spent enough time to make it that you might as well put it on your blog anyway?
Yeah... me too. About 15 minutes ago. Here's the card:
What I did, basically, is use Framed, a stamp set from Papertrey Ink to make the interior frame. Would you believe that was my first time ever using it? (What do you mean, "Yes, yes, I'd believe that, Ted!") Well, for my first time, I didn't do half-bad with it. ;) I just inked the edges of the frame, thanks to some very good advice I got on the PTI forums.
I then grabbed a piece of scrap cardstock and angled it against the frame. With a sponge, I grabbed some Ballet Blue ink (Stampin' Up!) and rubbed it around... allowing the scrap cardstock to act as a mask. This allowed me to have the ink go right up to the edge of the frame without going into the white area...
A close-up here:
In fact, you can see where "friend" is, where the barrier was formed. I didn't know what to do with the gap, so I left it as-is... and was actually not displeased with the result. :)
Here's a close-up of the adorable wreath from "A Wreath for All Seasons" (Papertrey Ink):
I definitely see myself using that set again...isn't it fun?! :) I love that it's not just for Christmas, but usable throughout the year.
Anyway, there's the "one that almost got away" (ie. in the trash can!) ;)
Thanks for looking and/or commenting!
Stamps: A Wreath for All Seasons, Framed (both Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Old Olive, Ballet Blue, Not Quite Navy (all Stampin' Up!); Onyx Black (Versafine)
Paper:Ballet Blue, Old Olive, Whisper White (all Stampin' Up!)
Other: ATG, Dimensionals, Sponge
Happily Ever Yours,