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Monday, August 12, 2013

Decorative Frames

Welcome to Day 3 of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Feature Blog Hops for the month of August!  Today we're featuring a wonderful new set that coordinates with one of our existing die sets, Decorative Plaques...a perfect match!
Today's feature is:
  • Stamp set includes 8 images and 12 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 6" x 8"
  • The top left image measures approximately 2 3/8" x 2 5/8"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set is priced at $26
  • Coordinates with Decorative Plaques Dies



Here is my first sample made with the Decorative Frames stamp set:
Creative Nugget:  The inspiration for this card came from the Featured Stamper Challenge on Splitcoaststampers yesterday.  I chose to CASE Joyce's His & Hers card, but used one of the Decorative Frames with the ewe from Prim Blessings as the main focal point. The ewe was stamped once on the frame and once on a piece of scrap Solar Crest paper.  Copics were used to color both images. The head of the second image was cut out and popped up on the frame image.  Some fun flock was added to the wool on the top of the head.  The Fancy Pants DP panels were stitched to a True Black mat and mounted to a Solar Crest card base.  Part of the sentiment from the Decorative Frames stamp set was stamped in Real Red under the ewe, and part was stamped directly on the DP in Versafine Onyx Black.  A Doily Border Die, pearls, a heart button, and some stick were added to finish the card.


What I love about the Decorative Frames is that you can use them to make whimsical cards or more elegant ones!  Here is my second sample:
Creative Nugget:  The background was made by using a brayer to apply So Saffron Ink to the inside front of the embossing folder before putting it through the Big Shot.  This gave a subtle color to the debossed areas.  A Decorative Plaque was cut with the die and stamped with the matching Decorative Frame in Smokey Shadow ink.  To get the words straight, they were all placed on the block at the same time.  The topper was stamped with Soft Sky ink and pearls were added.  The Authentique papers were stitched to Smokey Shadow card stock and mounted to a Solar Crest card base.  Embellishments were added to finish the card.  I like how this one turned out and hope you do, too!

To see more fabulous samples created by the talented Design Team, click on the thumbnails below!

Be sure to leave a comment on each blog along the way because we're giving this stamp set away to one lucky winner!

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is Friday, August 16th at midnight EST.  The winners will be announced on our website homepage on Monday August 19th.

Thanks so much for stopping by...enjoy the rest of the hop!

Hugs, 
Cathymac

Thank You Card Recipe
Stamps: Decorative Frames, Prim Blessings (SNSS)
Ink: Tuxedo Black )Memento), Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Real Red (SU!), Pumice Stone Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Solar Crest (Neenah), True Black (PTI), Love Note Paper Pad (Fancypants)
Accessories: Decorative Plaque Dies, Doily Border Die (SNSS), Sew Mini,(Janome), Stick Pins (Maya Road), Button, Twine, Pearls, Copic Markers

Thinking of You Card Recipe
Stamps: Decorative Frames (SNSS)
Ink: Smokey Shadow (PTI), Soft Sky, So Saffron (SU!), Pumice Stone Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Solar Crest (Neenah), Smokey Shadow (PTI), Renew Paper Pad (Authentique)
Accessories: Decorative Plaques Dies (SNSS), Sew Mini (Janome), Dyed Seam Binding, Mulberry Flowers, Kaiser Pearls, Pearl Flourish

30 comments:

Susie said...

Two sweeties for us today! That little lamb is just the cutest thing. It looks fabulous on the decorative frame. When I look at this card I can see it done for a Valentine's card too. I really like the dp in the background paired with the black lacy border. Love the reverse color stamping with the "you" on the right side panel (you clever gal, you!).

And your second card is *sigh* beautiful. Ooo, I so love the embossed panel with just a hint of color on it before embossing *aah* What a stage you set for the decorative frame. The language is clear *wink* If I were to receive this ~ what a blessing indeed.

Kris B said...

Your cards are wonderful! Love how you showed how the set can be used on a fun card and an elegant card! This set is so much more versatile than I first thought! Now this may be my favorite from the release! TFS

Tamara D said...

What a stunning Thinking of You card!

the primitive country bug said...

Great projects today! Love this set!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Cathy, your cards are both gorgeous! Of course I LOVE the sheep and how you split the sentiment on it! ♥

Stamping with grace said...

The 2 cards are very lovely. Just love how you framed up the cute little lamb

merrymstamper said...

Wow!!! love both of your cards. The details are just perfect. I am partial to the second one, it is so soft and comforting...it makes me think of a comfy quilts :)

Regina Hamilton said...

Your card are just stunning. The designs are wonderful.

Pati said...

Very nice cards! I like how you framed the sheep & the layout of cute papers & embellies! Lovely papers & inked embossed background on your 2nd card!

Darlene S. said...

Such a versatile set...from so cute to oh so elegant. Fantastic job on both cards!

Sue D said...

Love how you used these frames--great choice of papers too.

Grace Baxter said...

Such pretty cards. I love the ewe. I found your site by accident (perhaps devine?) I'm sure I will be visiting more often.

phyllis zimmerman said...

love both cards. wonderful

Scrappin' Diva said...

What pretty cards!

Conniecrafter said...

they make pretty framing and love the sweet sheep and your layering and flower on the second is so pretty!

JD/ Jill said...

Your first card is so sweet! The second one so beautiful...I like the dp you used and how nice the colors go together!

Jennie said...

Such pretty cards Cathy! LOVE how you framed the sweet sheep image...great job!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty cards Cathy. Especially love the darling sheep on the first one... the black frame looks great.

Ceal said...

Gorgeous card! love the sweet little lamb!

Laraine R said...

Pretty cards! Love these stamps & dies!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful projects.

Katie said...

Two wonderful cards today!! I love the little sheep in the frame, too cute!! Great work. :) Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Heather said...

These are both stunning!! Love your papers and layouts on both! These frame dies and sets are turning out to be real show stoppers!

Janis said...

Wonderful cards! Love this stamp and die set. Such lovely shapes!!
<3 J

Laurie said...

Wow that second card is so elegant! Lovely!! and of course the little lamb is just darling!

Carisa said...

beautiful!

Lee Mae said...

The more cards I see during the hop, the more I want this set! I agree, these tags do work wonderfully in a whimsical or an elegant design. Love both your cards - but that little ewe is just adorable!

keeleykats said...

Two lovely cards! I love all your stitching on both cards! Thanks for sharing!

juneroses said...

Lovely & elegant.

Kate Henry said...

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