Monday, March 10, 2008

Frame Card

I am very excited today is my first tutorial for Papertake Weekly Challenge Blog up. I hope you will like this one... it looks like a lot of work but it is not. I think this card makes a beautiful gift for grandparents to give. A note on the side: this style card is defenetly not good for mailing. You will have to give this card in person or add it into a gift basket. It will not make it through the mailing process :-) But iam sure you will enjoy making this, cause it is something different and I am sure you will hear a: "WOW.. you made that?"
Here is my sample, I used the new Magnolia spring stamps Tilda sun and snail isnt she cute? you can find her in the new troll line. The wheelbarrow is from High Hopes Stamps. When i saw this stamp i knew i needed to have it. The flowers match perfectly with Tilda's flower bouqet. As embellishments i used Stampin up Certainly Celery Ribbon and blue Taffeta (you could hang a tiny sentiment off the ribbon on a sting), some of the flowers in the barrow are colored with Sakura Stardust pen. The sky behind the wheelbarrow and the "fill ins" between the grass (celery and wild wasabi ink) is made with my shimmery chalk (Jewel Tones) set. These chalks are wonderful.. you can so easy create a soft shimmery sky without worries. If you add too much on a spot you can simply erase some of it. I even use these chalks to color my Thomas Kinkades stamps in. The rest of the images are colored with my Copic Markers.

first cut your CS to 6x12 if you want a square card. My sample here is cut to 6x11 and scored in half Draw a square with a pencil (you will need to erase later the lines) onto the front of your card. It is up to you how big you want the window to be. To have it perfectly centered you can use a post-it note as a temporarely guide

Draw a second frame with your pencil inside your big frame (i have found that 0.5 cm smaller is the best - see this adjustment on second last picture) cause the wider you will make the frame the wider it will stick out to the inside of your card. Crease along the pencil lines with your bonefolder.

Draw diagonals or use your ruler and cut the cs along the diagonals the cs open- like on picture seen.
Fold your cs along the scored lines like you see in the picture. Remember... i made the frame shown on the pic bigger, so it would show better on the foto. Depending on how wide you want the frame you will nee to determine this at the beginning.

Cut the CS you want to stamp on, to fit inside your frame. slide cs it into your frame the best is from the back. Adhere. This is how the back is going to look like. See the adjustments i made?

Make a nice cover for the back. I used a layer bashful blue and layered this with brown to hide the back.

Please do not forget to upload your creation to Papertake Weekly.. i can't wait to see your card. Have fun!

43 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Claudia einfach traumhaft schööön. Superklasse. Das Kärtchen zum verlieben und das Tutorial toll erklärt. Ich muss passen, habe noch kein Scorpal.

Andrea, said...

Fabulous card Claudia, I love the colours. Thank you so much for the tutorial, I really enjoyed making mine.

Kristine said...

WOW! Claudia this is SO cool! I definitely have to try this one out;)

Catherine said...

this is so adorable, thanks for a great tutorial...i have to try this =)

Glitter Monkey said...

WOW Claudia - you have really outdone yourself here - absolutely fantastic! Thanks so much for the tutorial. Lol x

Aimee said...

This is so cute... I sao need to get some more magnolias to play with..

Marja Sch said...

Just a gorgeous card. I love the tutorial thanks for sharing. Hugs Marja

Heike said...

Wow, was für eine Traumhafte Karte, toll erklärt "binbegeistert".......

Stempelkätzchen said...

what a great idea

Donalda's Blog said...

CLAUDIA !!!!!!!!!! OMG that is gorgeous !!!!!! It looks like a real picture frame !! And the color is gorgeous It just happens to be my favorite color lol Like I said Magnolia is sure lucky to have you!! You are one talented lady.

Katharina said...

Ein wunderschönes Projekt und deine Umsetzung ist wie immer großartig!

All Pink girl said...

Absolutly brilliant,great work ,love it ,Dawnx

Nixe07 said...

Wow ist das eine tolle Karte, staun ... mal ganz anders. Wunderschön gemacht!!!

chelemom said...

This is incredible!!! I HAVE to try this!!! Thanks for your kind comments on SCS!

Tammi said...

What a great frame Claudia, beautiful!! Love your tutorials. xx

Lilian said...

Wow Claudia! You are really one talented lady. It's gorgeous woman! :) Well, I wonder how long this'll take me to make. lol!

Maria said...

Wow! This is awesome!! I everything about this card.

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megastamper said...

oh claudia, bei dir wird ja jedes werk schöner als das vorherige ... mensch sooo viele details, einfach nur wunderwunderschön.
lg
bea

ink'n'rubba said...

Fabulous Claudia, and your colouring is amazing. The instructions have sunk in this morning after a cup or two of coffee so I'll be having a go! Thanks for the tutorial, can we add it to Tilda and Friends files for reference? annie x

nins said...

wonderful, thank you for the step by step

Shary said...

thanks for the tutorial claudia. Your card looks great!

Ila said...

OMG!!Wow!!..this is Amazing!! I love it...It would be a definite Keepsake. Love your tutorial too!!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Oh my gosh, this is amazing, Claudia!!! I HAVE to make it!!! There are several items on your blog that I want to CASE!!! Now just to find the time!! Just beautiful, girl!!

Emma Phillips said...

Thanks for the tutorial Claudia, I am definately going to give this a try. Gorgeous card.

craftyb said...

You're right Claudia - this does make a lovely change of project. You've explained it all so carefully, I'm going to have a go when I get back on my feet! bx

traciejane said...

gorgeous card Claudia, thanks for the fab tutorial :-)x

stampingbalou said...

Claudia, die Karte ist einfach zauberhaft und das Tutorial ist genial gemacht !!! DANKE °!°

Zimtschnecke said...

Wow, wow und nochmals wow! Und 1000 Dank für das Tutorial!

Deb said...

Such a great tutorial Claudia, love your card!

Ying Pang, said...

Great tutorial and great card!! Claudia,could I feature your card on Inspirational Blog? You can see the blog at"http://inspirationalcraftblogs.blogspot.com.
We feature inspirational creations worldwide. If you agree please let me know, thank you very much.

dpkennedy said...

This card is beautiful! What a great tutorial, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Really nice card. Thank you for the steps. Claudia G.

ribenaruby said...

Thankyou Claudia for a fab tutorial and have used it!

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