Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Technique Tuesday - Stamped Frame

Welcome to Technique Tuesday!  Today I'd like to share with you a very simple masking technique that will quickly create a beautiful frame for your favorite images.
I'm using it for Christmas cards, but by changing the stamps you select, you can use this method for any holiday or occasion.
This is what I gathered together:

 white cardstock cut to slightly smaller than your card front, repositionable adhesive, oval cut from scrap paper, rubber stamps of holly, pine needles, etc., various shades of green ink, red stickles or other glitter glue

 Apply a dot of the repositionable adhesive to the center of the  white cardstock

 Place the oval on the adhesive

 Stamp around the oval mask, overlapping, using the different
stamps and green inks

 Remove the mask

Finish the frame with some dots of red stickles to form berries.
You can also use a decorative corner punch as I did.

Cut your favorite images into ovals (slightly smaller than the frame oval) and adhere them to the center.  Mount your frame on the front
of a red card blank.  Here are some samples: 

Collage Sheet # 826 

Have you started your holiday cards yet?

Paper Imagery Designer 

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5 friends said:

Angie Hall Haviland said...

FABULOUS idea, Eileen!! LOVE it!

ShellyRaeWood said...

LOVE it EIleen! It lloks great....and is a very versatile technique. YOu could easily change out for a different occasion! COol! TYFS! Shelly

Victoria said...

Love it! Thanks for the great idea.

2amscrapper said...

Eileen, this is a super idea!

Jan said...

Beautiful card!