Thursday, March 1, 2012

Make It Monday: Customized Frames

Today I managed to finish the Make It Monday card that I started 2 days ago, lol! The challenge this week, coming from Dawn McVey, was to use multiple stampings of a frame image to create a larger frame. This is such a great technique - it's always nice to find ways to get more "mileage" out of your stamps! I love the frames in the Celebrations set. I used the one that is in two completely separate parts, selectively inking one side of it in Raspberry Fizz, and then stamped it 4 times, rotating a quarter-turn each time. It was fairly easy (ok, I confess - there may have been a couple of botched attempts! ;) to create this fun, large frame shape:
 

I love how the outside ended up looking almost circular, with the inside is a perfectly square frame. The word "celebrate" fit so perfectly four times, so I stamped it in Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores, Spring Moss and Orange Zest, and ran the panel through with the picnic plaid impression plate.


The white panel is popped up on the Summer Sunrise panel, which is adhered to the Hawaiian Shores 5.25" square card base. I added the sentiment (also from Celebrations) on a banner die-cut, tied on twine and a Hawaiian Shores button.

Thanks for the great technique and fun challenge, Dawn & PTI!

And as always, thanks for stopping by!


17 comments:

carol (krillsister) said...

Love the stamp you used to make the frame. Great colors too. Love the embossin in the background.

Rhonda said...

Great way to use your frame Deb!

sentsue said...

Very nice. I love how clean and crisp all your lines and corners turned out. Great card!

Mayol said...

Great take on the MIM technique! The colors you used are so cheerful!

Paper and Ribbons said...

This is gorgeous, such zingy colours and I adore the frame!

Kay said...

This is a great card! Your frame is wonderful, and I just love the vibrant color scheme!

Deanna Jean said...

Stunning card..love how you used the frame. Look great!

bjmartin said...

Great idea to use the frame that way! Your precision is awesome - very crisp!

Joyce said...

This is absolutely brilliant. I love that Celebrations frame, but didn't really see how I could use this technique. Thanks for showing me--I love how it turned out. Also, love your bright bold color scheme.

Leigh said...

Wow, this is so perfect, Debbie, you'd like that stamp came that way! Fabulous job with the challenge!

Martha said...

That frame is absolutely beautiful!!

Mirta Sanchez said...
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Mirta Sanchez said...

Fantastic! If you didn't know what the original stamp looked like, you would never know it wasn't meant to look like the finished product!

LEG Studios said...

What an awesome card. Cheery & just perfect!

Suzanne Russell said...

Congrats on the well deserved shout out from Nichole! Love the colors and perfect way that Celebrate fit inside the frame! Absolutely brilliant card.

Tracey McNeely said...

Debbie as always this is a fantastic card, love your frame. Great job.

Kathy Mc said...

Debbie, your card is awesome. You made it look just like the raspberry fizz "circle" was a medallion-type stamp vs. stamping it four times. Your "Celebration" stamped in four bright, bold colors is perfect and the picnic plaid impression is the finishing touch. Congrats on your shout-out from Nicole ~ well deserved!