Thursday, July 27, 2017

So Good to See You

We have been having a GREAT summer, lots of fun on vacation, hanging out with friends and family, staying up late, all good stuff, which translates to not a ton of time for me in the craft room.  Yesterday I was really feeling like I wanted to create, so I challenged myself to pull out something I hadn't used in a while and make a quick card.

The something I hadn't used in a while was my Ornate Frames stamps and dies for Neat & Tangled.

I love this set, and I don't use it nearly enough.  The frame was stamped with some Altenew inks, I wanted it to really stand out, so I went with a brighter color.  To me these frames serve as a type of ephemera piece that might come with a paper collection.

Since I wanted the frame to really pop, I paired it with some more neutral prints, from Maggie Holmes/Crate Paper, and then added a fishtail banner die cut from some Studio Calico paper.  To set the banner off from the background, I cut another from black cardstock and offset it at the bottom.  To give some emphasis to the top of the banner, I added a bit of washi to the top left corner, and then stitched the two banners onto that yellow striped print with gold thread.

For my sentiment, I used the So Good To See You set, also from Neat & Tangled, and my MISTI.  I lined the frame up on the banner where I wanted it, and then used the magnets to hold both pieces in place.  The sentiment was stamped first with the frame in place and then without, this allows me to pop the frame up over the banner and have the sentiment align exactly.

A few gold sequins and some black splatter finished this off.

Thanks for coming by, I hope you are having just as great a summer and finding a little time to do some creating as well.

*Affiliate Links Below to Ellen Hutson, in text to Neat & Tangled


  1. Gorgeous card!! The frame really pops and I like the layers you created in the center!!

  2. Loving all those layers and how you stamped the sentiment! Yay for summer!! It's flying by here--TOOOOO FAST!

  3. Sweet card all your wonderful details.