Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Make it Monday: Hand Drawn Line Frame, Nichole Heady style!

I loved the tutorial that Nichole Heady made for us for this week's Make it Monday! I think of the hand-drawn line frame as sort of a "trademark" of hers, and have always been so impressed at how perfect her frames look - completely even, with the corners perfectly lined up. Now that she has shared her technique, I felt ready to try it myself, and I'm so happy with the result!

I needed to make a card for Tyler's First Holy Communion coming up this Sunday. I wanted it to reflect the very special nature of the day and what an important part of his journey of faith this is, but I also wanted it to be fun and cute for a sweet 7 year old boy! So I used the Think Big #2 sentiment "it's your day", along with some of the fun images from Grunge Me, and that sweet little "proud of you" Tiny Tag for the card front:


I added my frame to the Ocean Tides square panel with a white gel pen, letting some of the images go "through" the frame, and others stay "nested" inside the frame, thanks to a Post-It Note mask. :) I thought that the little long-legged bird from Grunge Me was a cute addition to the sentiment panel, which is popped up with foam adhesive for extra dimension.


I wanted to include this bible verse (a Plain Jane stamp from Verve) on the inside, so I carried through the line frame and that cute birdie to the inside panel was well, using Ocean Tides ink and a closely-matching green Sharpie for the frame. 


I'm so proud of my little guy, and can hardly wait for his big day on Sunday! Thanks for looking!

11 comments:

Amy said...

Debbie, this is great! I love your white frame with the elements from Grunge Me hanging over the edge! I think the possibilities are endless with this new set!

Lindsay said...

Just love this! Your stamping with that set and that white frame just make this card awesome!

Keva said...

That is adorable, Debbie! I really like the color combo!

Kara said...

just great..love it!!

Cathy Weber said...

Debbie, this is a really, really great card. I love how you used the Grunge set for an occasion you would not expect to be "grunged". I love how you added the little bird onto the sentiment and the finished inside of the card gives such a polished look.

veronica said...

love that grunge with the white outline.

cards by cara said...

Wow!! These are both divine cards ... can't wait for the arrival of my ocean tides - it looks so good with white!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Wow, Debbie! Your card is gorgeous! And that frame sooo pretty!!! Oeh, this Grunge me is still on its way to me, can't wait 'till it arrives here in the Netherlands, just look at this perfect card you created with it!! Loooove the colors as well as the inside, oeh, that cute little bird!! And congrats to your boy of course!
Hugs, Wendy

Posh Paper said...

Love the colours and the way you finished the inside of the card. I never know what to do in the inside, but this opens up a lot of ideas. Thank you for sharing it/

Leigh said...

I love the white border and how you used the Grunge Me stamps! TFS!

Tracey McNeely said...

Really nice card. Love the vibe, the stamp choices and the colours.