Tuesday, May 24, 2016

In a gilded frame

Hi, Janja here!

CottageCutz frame dies are so useful that they belong in my go-to collection. The card for today's post is also spiced up with a frame covered with a thin layer of golden flakes. On the frame I put a leafy foliage with flowers.

For the card we need:
  • brown card base: 4.53 x 5.70" (11,5 x 14,5 cm), folded
  • corrugated cardboard: 4.3 x 5.5" (10,8 x 14 cm)
  • brown cardstock: 3.9 x 4.9" (10 x 12,5 cm)
  • white cardstock
  • Distress inks: Milled Lavender, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany and Moved Lawn
  • Memento inks: Cantaloupe, Pear Tart
  • golden flakes
From white cardstock cut flowers and leaves with 3D flower #1 and leafy foliage dies. Cutouts of flowers and leaves are then shaded and shaped. For flowers use only the smallest die cuts.

With the largest die from the stitched wide rectangle frame set, cut out the frame and brush it with a copper metal paste.

When the frame is dry, apply the adhesive with a sponge on few places. Sprinkle it with golden flakes. With fingers press them gently for perfect bonding. We remove the surplus flakes with a sponge.

The frame is very shin, although I have not been able to catch its glow on photos. 

Put it on the brown cardstock, mark the inner part of the frame and cut it out. Corrugated cardboard is part of an old package. 

Assemble the card.

And don't forget on our May challenge - Hello spring. You still have time to share your projects with us till the end of the month.  

Dies, which I used at work:

Have a nice day.



Mary Marsh said...

really pretty card Janja-I like how you used the frame dies and the treatment you gave them with the copper paste and golden flakes-great work

karen said...

Oh, I've never seen those flakes but I am going on the hunt now! That is amazing. And of course, the flowers are gorgeous as well. Beautiful!

oldpunca said...

What a wonderful frame! I'm impressed with your fabulous card. :-)

Vladuška said...

This frame is great and cards are beautiful!

Юлия Кузнецова said...

OMG! This is sooo woderful frame!