Friday, February 11, 2011

Fabulous February - Fundamental Frames



One of my most favorite stamp sets is Fundamental Frames...I love that it can be used in so many ways! Today I used it as the focal piece and a backdrop. If you check out what Yuki did over on the Savvy Projects Blog, you will see how she was really thinking outside of the box...or as I teased her, outside of the FRAME!

For this card I clear embossed one of the frames on white cardstock and then colored and cut my flower out to pop on top. I used the Script stamp in Charcoal Grey Palette ink and then used Versamark one more time on the Damask Backgrounder... My pink in the flower was a bit odd because I grabbed what I thought were three pinks in a color family but my lightest was more purple in hue...luckily it matched the pink from Toodle Loo perfectly!

I used a Nestabilities to cut out my frame...



I have been creating up a storm during this You Make February Fabulous, and I've pulled out stamps that have never seen ink...so I'm extremely happy to finally give them some love! That's the case for this Little Bird stamp set. I colored her in with copics and then embossed the Fundamental Frame with Claret Palette ink and Transcendence Embossing Powder (this powder lets you emboss with dye inks - incredible!). This time, I hand cut the frame out so you always have that option if you don't have Nestabilities...



I tied my frame off with some Scrapper's Floss for some extra interest and popped it up over the Mia's Cottage Soar with it Collection. This card came together in my head as I laid in bed the night before and I was thrilled when it turned out just as I had envisioned it. Phew!




I love this saying...We sang the song, "His Eye is on the Sparrow" at my wedding and sadly the first time I ever sang it was at a child's funeral years earlier. What a blessing though that in all phases of our lives He watches over us and LOVES us!

10 comments:

Juliet A said...

Wow - you have such an amazing eye for adding texture!

mischelle said...

WOW Chris! Very nice! I love the top card with it in white ... GREAT idea!

Angela aka disneychick said...

Love the cards! Beautiful!

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Beautiful card! I love the widow idea.

Risa said...

I love both of your cards Chris. Isn't it nice when never been loved stamps get ink?

Trudy Osborn said...

Such pretty cards! I LOVE the embossing on the first one. I would not have thought to have done it in clear, but what an elegant touch

Tricia said...

Your bird card makes me smile. I love that song, too!

Holly said...

beautiful!!!

Silli said...

Wonderful cards Chris, love the pink flower and your cute birdie is sooo fabulous... Happy v day!;)

Leslie Miller said...

I love the look of these! The bird is so cute. I sure have a lot of those uninked stamps. Poor little things.