Monday, November 29, 2010

Framed Winter corsage

Monday's done, and I'm counting the days to my Christmas holidays....only 10.5 more workdays!  and then I get 23(oops, got  little carried away there LOL!) 17 days out of the office before I go back...Yay!!!  Think of all the cards I'll get made!

Anyway, on that happy note, here is a festive card I created recently using the new frame die from Heartfelt Creations.  It was the first card I made using it, and though I had a tough time photographing it, it is very decadent and beautiful in person.

Products used:
HCD 708 Fancy Window/Frame Die
Autumn Corsage Product ID: 1229G
Holly Background Product ID: 998X
Essential Glue Pad Product 
Glitter Turning Leaf Pee Wee Kit 
Super Seal

Stamp holly background image using essential glue pad on to red card stock, sprinkle with red glitter. Spray with Super Seal, and set aside to dry....unfortunately this is the part that doesn't come out so well on this photo, but looks fabulous in person, so don't skip this step!  Then, stamp flower image on to white card stock using black ink. Colour (Copics used here) and then cut out by hand.  The trick to making those berries look extra good is to use a white gel pen to add accents, or add glossy glaze/crystal effects to them, or add red stickles/glitter.  Then set that piece aside. Cut out frame from black card stock using die cut. Apply gold metalic rub on paste to accent.  This stuff is great, I use it all the time and it doesn't take much to get a lot of impact.  I also used it on the edges of the white base. Put pieces together as shown in the photo.

I'm off now, got to work on hubby's advent calendar, but I'll be back at the crack of dawn on Wednesday with another card using this gorgeous frame.


  1. Oh wow. This is so pretty! Really great.

  2. Looks fabulous. Having seen the background in person, I know this would be just amazing.

  3. looks totally amaxing!!!! and I mean a-MAX-ing, cos its maximum amazing! :D:D:D

    gorgeous die!

  4. This is really great Kristina!! So wonderful!
    Hugs Kristel

  5. Gorgeous card!!!! You are lucky to get just a long break from work. I'm jealous! LOL

  6. This is lovely! The die has such detail and you made such a beautiful card with it. When I worked, I usually saved vacation time for December and would take lot's of time off, just loved it. Enjoy!!!!!

  7. Gorgeous card such patience to hand cut that flower . Thanks for inspiration to use my glue pad when adding glitter. Have a great vacation

  8. Hiya Kristina. What a stunning creation. I love how you have made this, and it is so very classy and warm looking. Gorgeous card. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xxx

  9. Oh wow! Looks fantastic! The frame really looks like antique metal. Where do you buy your metallic paste? The flower stamp looks great too!

  10. How elegant this is.

    Twenty-three days off! How lucky. I bet you'll get a lot of creative work done.

  11. This is just beautiful! Enjoy your vacation

  12. WOW!!!!!! THis is superb, Kristina! What a fabulous flower - vacation! Ohhhhhh how nice! Enjoy!!

  13. Oh gosh, this is so pretty! And intricate. I can't imagine fussy cutting that out (not a favorite pasttime of mine) but wow, it sure looks like it was worth it! Beautiful job.

  14. The student has become the master, Kristina. Your card making has reached a new level of amazing! BTW, I googled you here and you were top of the list. Impressive indeed, big sis :)

  15. Hey 17 days still something to celebrate! The countdown is on! :) Your card is absolutely stunning. I just love how the image just jumps off the background. That frame is so elegant and the sparkle you added is perfect!