Friday, January 31, 2014

Frame and card

Last year I made this card and frame for my daughter's birthday.  This year I might have to buy one for her, as we have decided to stay another month in Florida to the end of March.  After hearing what the weather in Indiana has been these last few, we are not ready to go home at the end of February.

I have attended two more classes at the Owl and Pussy Cat and I have some more tips to share with you in another post.


I bought this wooden frame for $1.00 at Michael's (thanks for the tip Selma).  I covered it with this gorgeous paper from the 8x8 Graphic 45 Secret Garden Paper Pack.  I covered the edge of the frame with Washi Tape that exactly matches the colors in the paper.  Can you see 2 strips of it behind the flower in the middle also?

After gluing down the paper with Glue and Seal and letting it dry, I use the Curl Frame #329 Template around the opening in the frame.  I used the medium weight of Liquidtex, colored it with Tattered Rose Reinker.  After carefully taping down the template, I applied the colored Liquidtex over the template.  After all was covered I carefully removed it and let it dry.   I love what it did for the paper and the change it gave to the look of the frame.  If you double click on the frame, it will enlarge so you can see it better.

Then I covered the inside of the frame with the Secret Garden matching peach paper.  Using some of the paper from the same 6x6 paper pad, I cut out the #3 Build a flower, condition the paper and made the flower.  Adding some rose leaves, pine branches and mini Flourishes the inside of the frame was complete.  I then used another piece of the paper and cut out some of the roses, daisies, violets and butterflies, put a piece of foam and popped everything up on top of the paper on the frame.  It was a nice addition to the finish the look of the frame. 
If you double click on the frame, it will enlarge so you can see it better.


April said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors and all the lovely details!

Diane said...

I remember that gorgeous set, the colors, the papers and that beautiful Rose are all so pretty. I bet you haven't bought a card in years and that will be so hard to do...maybe you can make one at the Owl and Pussy Cat. Yes stay put, the weather here is terrible!! When you do come back, bring us some sunshine and warmth!! Enjoy your weekend!! We are to get more snow and have a winter warning out..again!

Olga Moore said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Eileen L....
Beautiful card Joan. Very tired of this snow already, way too much. If I
were you I would be staying in Florida too LOL.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

I too remember this beautiful set! GORGEOUS!
Enjoy the sunshine friend ... because there sure isn't much of it around here these days! Like everyone else, I've had enough winter ... bring on the spring time breezes!!