Cards with a frame – Miriam Thomas
 

Cards with a frame

| Posted in Cardmaking, Christmas

I have a few cards to show you today that were all created with a “frame” around the main image in the card.  Creating a frame like this allows you to add another “layer” of colour without having to add too many layers of cardstock.    It is not unusual for me to create a mat by putting one piece of cardstock on top of another.  The reality is that most of this cardstock won’t be visible.  By creating a “frame” like this- you can cut away the centre piece that may not have been visible and use it on another card.

The first card is for a friend who turns 40 soon.  He actually celebrated his 40th birthday on the weekend- and had the celebrations early due to the chaos that surrounds the silly season.  To be honest- I think his 40th marked the beginning of the silly season.  I am embarrassed to admit that I actually had a mild hangover the following day (the first one in a long time! )  I don’t think I had too much to drink though- I think it was just the mix of drinks I had.  Anyway- I had a great time but enough of my rambling…..Here’s the card

Stamp sets: “More Thoughts” and “On Your Birthday”

Cardstock colours: Basic Black, Basic Grey

Patterned paper: Walk in the Park, Urban Garden

Other: Onboard Timeless Type Chipboard, Silver Jumbo Brad, Metal edge tag

Tools: paper cutter, Paper crimper, corner rounder punch

 

The second card is a simple elegant Christmas card.  A mask and a sponge dauber was used to create the Christmas baubles in Bravo burgundy ink.  The Very Vanilla ribbon and a simple elegant greeting from “Occasional Greetings” finished off the card nicely.  I have used an item from the yet to be released Summer Mini Catalogue.  Can you pick what I have used?

The final card for today is another Christmas card made using the “Spotlight on Christmas” Stamp set.  I just love the Poinsettia in this set (which fits nicely on the 5 petal flower punch)   Poinsettia’s always remind me of Christmas and I love them because of the lovely rich red of the flower (One of my favourite colours)    Most people I know are familiar with poinsettia’s being small potted plants, however my parents have a large shrub in their front garden with a big well established trunk.  My Dad seems to chop it back reguarly but it always comes back with a lovely bloom of rich red flowers.  Anyway- back to the card

I used a mask again to create the border around the edge of the card and also on the poinsettia’s on one of the whisper white squares.

Can you believe that only a month remains before Christmas!?  It’s not too late to make your own Christmas cards.  Please get in touch if you would like to order some items.  Please don’t forget that ONLY FIVE days remain of the Spring Mini Catalogue.  The next mini catalogue does not contain ANY Christmas images so if there is a Christmas set that you fancy- please be sure to get your order in within the next 5 days before the Spring Mini items are no longer available!


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