Creative Bliss

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Circle Frame Card-Thinking of You

Medallion-Punch-Card I recently discovered a blog called Amazing Paper Grace with artwork by Becca Feekan. Today she posted this card which reminded me of this tutorial she created that I wanted to watch. Oh boy, was I ever impressed! And just had to try the technique for myself. This is the result of my efforts. I would have loved to have made more frames, but my right hand was balking at that much punching! The punch is an EK Success Corner Adorner Basketweave punch (isn't that a mouthful?) I just think her cards are stunning and will now be on the hunt for more corner punches.

Medallion-Close-Up Here is a close up picture of the circle frame. I believe, if you click on the images, you can see them larger.

I had a bit of a hard time deciding how to put on a sentiment. I tried stamping on a vellum metal rimmed tag I had in my stash, but was bugged by the hole for hanging. So I ultimately decided to pull the vellum out and stamp on white, then heat emboss using clear embossing powder. I attached the white to the frame using a wet glue.

Steve and Dave took the girls, Buster (the dog) and Dave's neighbor's kids out on a day hike today, so I had plenty of time to play. Ü I'll be posting each of the 4 cards in their own posts.

Stuff I Used:

Stamps: Artful Elegance (Verve Visual), Breeze and White cardstock, Breeze ink (CTMH), Circle Nestabilities, Ribbon is some I found at Big Lots, Pearls (Hobby Lobby), corner punch (EK Success), metal framed tag (?), clear embossing powder, pop dots

Jeanne

5 comments:

Jackie said...

Oh I love this card!!!!! Looks so lacy and feminine

Kathi Carlson said...

This is absolutely beautiful.The colors, everything about it is perfect. What,pray tell, was CTMH thinking when it retired Breeze of all colors? It's such a great color that you do so well!! And now I have to hunt for a Corner Adorner Basketweave punch . . . that is quite a mouthful!

The Cute & Adorable, Yet Ever So Humble, mE said...

Jeanne,

I can't believe you punched that frame out with a corner punch! I am going to have to watch that video when I get off of Brent's computer!

I love the "black and grey one" and I promise to read the post before asking color questions again.... those Oreo's are making me hungry....

And that pink card is to die for :)

How are you liking PTI's stamps this go round?

:)

Erin

stampmonkey said...

Don't you just LOVE Becca's work?! I think she's right up there with the Top Dogs! Everything I've ever seen of hers is over-the-top gorgeous. I saw that tutorial too, but didn't have a chance to stamp at all this weekend so have yet to try it out. Of course I may have to go shopping to find another corner punch or two or three. lol You did a beautiful job with the technique and your card is very beautiful too, Jeanne (as always)! tfs

Barb W said...

Beautiful, Jeanne! I saw that tutorial on Becca's site and really wanted to try it. But I discovered that I don't have any punches that would work. Your creation is lovely, thanks so much for sharing it.