Friday, June 8, 2012

Our Creative Corner - Embellished Frame

Hello again friends!  I just couldn't resist the opportunity to enter the Our Creative Corner Challenge - Embellished Frame as I have been wanting a reason to use this new stamp set from Stampin Up. This frame and DSP from Stampin Up! just seems to be made to go with the Tim Holtz inks and stamps.  This is a very different style for me which is why I wanted to give it a try. 

I'll be brief tonight with my post as I only have 20 minutes left to enter this challenge and this card took my way longer than I thought it would to make (LOL). The essence of the challenge is to make sure that the frame takes center stage and really stands out as the first thing you notice.  To achieve this I embossed the frame first in gold (for a vintage feel) and then layered it twice to give it some additional depth (almost 3D).  The bird and sentiment are from Tim Holtz stamps sets (first time I have used either of them) called "Just Thoughts" (sentiment) and "Urban Tapestry" (bird on branch).  I used the Ranger Distress inks in antique linen, iced spruce and tumbled glass. The DSP is from Stampin Up called Attic Boutique (now retired but was one of my favorites).  The frame is from a NEW Stampin Up set called Papaya Collage. 

Hope you like my first attempt at this type of card.  Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs.


  1. Danielle, I think this is GORGEOUS!!!!! LOVE the paper you've stamped your birdie onto and that frame is fabulous! This is stunning! :)

  2. Hello Danielle
    I am so glad you did make the Challenge as you are only one of the few entries that has understood the theme;'Embellished Frame.'so let me thank you so much for that.
    Now to your card, your Frame is gorgeous in the embossed Gold, and it does take centre stage wonderfully, my eyes then fall on to your image and the beautiful Bg paper, and sentiment it is a great card.
    Thank you so very much for joining in this week at OCC, I am so pleased to have had the opportunity to view your work.

  3. WoW! It's Stunning Danielle..Fabulous frame...Fabulous stamp. Fabulous colours. LOve your sentiment too.

  4. Hi D! I love this card - of course you know how I feel about Tim Holtz!! At first glance the frame looked like real metal. Very awesome and it's so cool that you continue to push your comfort zone. You are one talented lady :-). Miss you!

  5. Oh thank you everyone - I really liked how the frame turned out and the overall card - but as I said, this is a different style for me so I was a bit nervous about submitting it. Each of your very positive and wonderful comments have really made my morning :o) Patrice it's especially nice to hear from you as I think of you as the Tim Holtz Queen Crafter (:o)) - I miss you too!


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