Thursday, October 28, 2010


Well, I've been a busy little bee the past few days, with not much time to stamp for you my blogging friends....but today Julia has a challenge on SCS's Ways to Use it -  to use frames in your design and I have a pretty framed design to show you!

I've colored these gorgeous roses in this stained glass feel from Flourishes - Beauty Within set.  Much like our new set A Gift for You, this set is designed to fit with Spellbinders Dies.  I've colored with Copics for the background and leaves, and then just a light shading with Y0000 on the roses and then added shimmer paint on the roses (you'll see in the next few photos), so they look more like white or cream roses.

Above you can see some of the shimmer on the's so hard to capture in a photo, but it looks so pretty!

I've created the frame around the design by using the Labels Eleven shape on my magnetic spacer in the Big Shot, with two graduated sizes of the die set together and then cut out.  I've wrapped some gorgeous ribbon (Satin Finish Pear) around the frame too.

I've embossed one of the layers with the SU Manhattan Flower embossing folder, which works perfectly with this stained glass design don't you think?

One last detail shot.  I added some gorgeous Zva pearls to the design but because it was so layered with the framing I clipped the pearls to lay in different layers on the top section, it really looks cool on the card.

Thanks for dropping by!

I'll have something for you tomorrow too!

Recipe:  Stamps - Flourishes Beauty Within, Tag Lines;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;   Paper:  Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardstock,  Prima - Annalee DSP,  SU! Always Artichoke;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels Eleven Nestabilities, Zva Pearls, Satin Finish Ribbon  - Pear, Copic Markers, Scor Tape, Dimensionals, Corner Rounder, Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder, Metallic Acrylic Paint. 


Broni said...

This is FABULOUS, Christine! I LOVE the yellow and white combo, the ribbon wrapped frame and your gorgeous sparkly roses!

Danni said...

What a gorgeous creation!! FAbulous!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card christine, love that ribbon around your frame, and the pearls looking fantastic.
very elegant card.

greetings karin

Crystal said...

WOW this is SOOOO Elegant Christine what a BEAUTIFUL creation, love the framing and all those beautiful pearls!

Dee in N.H. said...

Oooooo, so pretty!

Emily Keaton said...

SO beautiful, Christine!! Your frame is perfect for this challenge. What a lovely ribbon and gorgeous Zva flourish :)

Linda Carson said...

WOW! What a stunning card! Love the details of ribbon, sparkle & pearls!

Leslie Miller said...

Christine, this is an amazing beauty! Oh, how I love a yellow and white color combo, and with that beautiful ribbon, the shimmer, and pearls...sigh... I like your idea for layering the pearl flourish. I hadn't thought of that, but I'll sure be keeping it in mind!

stampqueen said...

Stunning card!!! Love what you did with the frame and the ribbon!!!