Saturday, 23 June 2018

Brand New Foliage and Floral Frames- SWOON!

Hello again, it's been a while since I created a project just because I love it- with orders and classes and markets - oh and family and work - most of my creating has been for a purpose.
So today it's been so nice to just play with some new products and enjoy the process - doing what I love.

And my new set is a frame set- so that fits perfectly with the challenge at Just Add Ink #414

The front has a little glimmer heart on the window, and this is mirrored on the inside along with the same stamp. I am going to love using this set.

Whenever there are new sets around there are few inspiration pictures on Pinterest etc so it forces me to sit and play and discover for myself, which is such a nice process.
So here's what I learnt with this set:
  • The framlelits don't actually cut out the big floral stamped image- I obviously didn't have a close enough look at the images in the catalogue. So I have fussy cut this image, but that wasn't hard
  • The circle in the centre can be cut with a plain 2" circle framelit because the additional flowers will sit exactly over the image and cover where you have cut them away.
  • the window can be filled with a 21/4" circle (I used vellum today)
  • the leaf framelits can all be cut and then embossed using the embossing mats- I'm so excited to have a leaf that resembles GUM LEAVES! I'll have more on that tomorrow and some tips with the embossing mats. - I didn't realise they could be embossed before I assembled this card but I don't think it's a problem
  • Each leaf design comes in a pair- one angled right and one angled left. You can see the difference between the plain and the embossed leaf on the larger pieces on the left of this photo.

  • the large floral frame framelit does not have a stamp that matches it, BUT it looks amazing embossed - SO MANY possibilities.  I'll have more samples made up with these over the next few weeks.
thanks to the wonders of Facebook and the amazing generosity of members of a group there, I was sent another link to a similar post which gives more detail on how to use the embossing mats to create the detailed effects. You can watch that here.

My Mum is not well at the moment so this is a little paper hug in the mail from me. I think she'll like it.

Hope you have a creative week and remember,

"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz

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  1. This is beautiful Elizabeth! I hope your mum feels better soon xx

  2. Such a lovely, elegant card Liz, and I love the pops of colour of your fussy cut blooms and the details the pretty frame adds. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  3. This is just lovely Liz! I love the bright pop of your flowers against the white and green and how you used vellum for your window. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.


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