A New Way to Use Frame Dies For Cards!

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Hello there – Preeti here today on the Rubbernecker blog with a new way to use frame dies for cards! I think you will love it!

Winter always seems to be so long and never ending, my eyes are starting to yearn to see some fresh green saplings on the tree and beautiful flower blooms everywhere. I get so exhilarated at the first sight of the bloom, that my body automatically goes into a happy dance mode. Anyone else? Just me? No way……

Today’s card is a reminder that no matter how long the winter seems, you can always create spring and summer on you cards. This stamp set called the Flower Bouquet, is one such stamp set which you can turn into a garden of your own. And I have taken one of my frame dies for cards and used it in a new way that I think is just so pretty.

For my card today I decided to use my zig color pens as the coloring medium and created a recessed frame in the card.

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1. Start by stamping the Flower bouquet stamps twice to create an open wreath. I used versa fine onyx black ink for stamping as this is a good ink if you are planning to water color your image. I stamped the image on bristol smooth card stock.

2. Color the image using zig colors or any other water color medium you may have in your stash. I also added a light yellow glow around the flower bouquet . This helped the bouquet to stand out.

3. Stamp the sentiment in the center of the open wreath with a black ink. I used a sentiment from the “Free Hand Border Phrase” set. 

4. Die cut the panel using the largest of the Nested Rectangle X stitch die. Also cut another smaller rectangle in the center using the Nested Rectangle die. This second rectangle will die cut the colored image as well.

5. On a side folding note card first adhere the outer rectangle frame using foam tape. Next adhere the smaller rectangle inside the larger one using liquid adhesive. This gives the inner panel a recessed look.

6. Add some gem stones to finish the card.


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I hope this card with it’s twist on using frame dies for cards makes you look forward to spring!

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