Friday, July 10, 2015

Love is not only something you feel....

I have another frame card to share today (see this post for my first).   I die cut the frame out of white Little Sizzles Mat Board from Sizzix.
I used the Sizzix Frame/mailable die and this time I used the opening to frame my sentiment.  I embossed the frame panel using WV Archival Tree Branch ink and WV Sky Blue Embossing Powder.  The ink soaked into the matboard in spots so the embossing powder didn't stick, giving the frame a lovely aged look.  I reinked along the top where a lot of brown still showed, sprinkled it with powder and embossed it again.
I cut a panel of Rustic Cream cardstock, laid it behind the frame, traced the opening and then stamped the sentiment from Handwritten Thoughts by Tim Holtz.  I erased the pencil markings and sponged the panel with Old Paper Distress Ink.  Then I spritzed it with water to create some waterspots (which didn't show up too much!).  I ran adhesive along the backside of the frame and adhered the sentiment panel facing out.
I added some Industrious Stickers/Frames and Trims to the edges of the frame.  Although they are sticky backed - I added some Scotch Quick Dry adhesive to secure them to the glossy embossed surface.   I added some tiny seashells that Kent and I picked up on the beaches while on a vacation to Sanibel Island several years ago. (I knew I'd want them someday!!)  I also added some dew drops.  The embossing is REALLY shiny IRL.
I die cut a starfish out of the mat board using the Sand and Sea Die from Alterations.  I embossed it with Frantage Shabby Blue Embossing Powder.  I added some sand that I had in a container saved from Tim's recipe in his July 2014 Tag.  Basically, I mixed Antique Linen Distress Glitter, Antique Linen Distress Embossing Powder, Clear Utee, and Glossy Accents.  But, as I said, I had mine in a cup left over from last year's tag - and it was VERY dry - so I squeezed some Scotch Quick Dry adhesive along the place I wanted the sand and sprinkled it on - pressing the 'sand' a little into the adhesive - and let it dry.  I added the shells and starfish with foam dots.
Here's a side view showing how the frame stands up - and it will fold up and fit into a regular A2 envelope as it measures 4 1/4" x 5" - although my little star fish will probably loose one of her arms since it sticks over the side.  I layered a piece of Coredinations paper on the inside where I can write or stamp a sentiment -  maybe Happy Anniversary -  or  Happy Wedding Day -  whatever I decide to use my pretty beach theme love card for!
 I'm linking my frame card to the following challenges:
Anything but Cute - Summer Romance
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge -  Summer Days - I was inspired by the beach theme and sea shells

Frilly and Funkie Challenge - Something to Say (I think my project can be considered Vintage?!)

Stamps:  Handwritten Thoughts - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix, Rustic Cream - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Old Paper, Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch.
Accessories:  Frantage Shabby Blue Embossing Powder - Stampendous, Sand and Sea Die - Alterations, Frame - Mailable die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Wendy Vecchi Soft Sky Embossing Powder, Antique Linen Distress Powder, Antique Linen Distress Glitter, Thick Utee - Ranger, Black Embossing Powder, Glossy Accents, Industrious Stickers/Frames and Trims - Idea-ology, shells from beach, dew drops, glue dots, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.

27 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy cow Julia, this is stunning!! I can't believe you got that amazing aged look using embossing powder, WHAT!!! That is awesome!! Love the pewter frame trim you added and the authentic seashells really take my breath away! Your sand is wonderful, sure looks better than that goopy junk I made to put on my journal page...must grab that recipe! LOVE IT ALL!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Summer Romance' challenge and for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Something to Say' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Julia! Love the fancy folding and wonderful collection of seashells!

Samra Leshinski said...

Julia, I simply ADORE this card!!! Thank you so much for providing list of products and step by step for this breathtaking make!
Simple rustic elegance of this card stole my heart! When I first saw it my heart skipped a beat...your art is dangerous my dear, hahaha!
Thank you so very kindly for joining the Summer Romance challenge I am hosting at Anything But Cute!!
Samra DT

Redanne said...

Oh wow Julia, anyone would be thrilled to receive this wonderful creation, for any event! I love how you 'aged' it, love the gorgeous starfish - well I just love the whole thing, it is stunning! Hugs, Anne xx

Juliz Design Post said...

What a stunning seaside card with so many beautiful details, love it.
Julie x

Pawsitively Creative said...

Stunning what you have achieved with embossing powder! This is a fantabulous design and the added tid bits all make this ocean scene sing. Wonderful seashells and sand. Awesome sauce!
Thanks for joining in our Summer Romance challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!

Annette Allen said...

wow that is totally incredible.. awesome designing.. love the theme

Karen Crossen said...

Beautiful! Beautiful beachy card - perfect for summer!! Thank you for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!!

Shelly Hickox said...

I so love this project! The use of such a great die, along with the gorgeous embossing, combined with a wonderful quote...it's perfection. Thanks so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

Shari Trumbull said...

Such a beautiful card, Julia! This framed card should be framed for a beautiful home décor piece! So pretty!! XOXO-Shari

Loll said...

Wow ... your frame is awesome! Love all the elements you've added to make this so special. LOVE the sentiment. xx

Lisa H said...

Oh I LOVE this!! fabulous! Thanks for sharing more of your art with us at the Art with Heart Challenge. =)

Cec said...

Gorgeous card. I love the frame and the embossing gives it a weathered look. The trim is a lovely offset to the sentiment and the shells and sand are nice finishing touches to your beach inspired card. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.
Hugs!
Cec

Buttons said...

Quite simply I LOVE THIS!!! That embossing is perfection for the sea ephemera. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Lee-Anne said...

Stunning, Julia! I adore this beautiful beachy design!

Strangely Creative said...

Lovely! Love the words and everything about it, a triumph! Cx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful Julia, love the aged effect you achieved with your embossing on the frame and the sentiment is so lovely, thanks for sharing!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous piece, I love how you used the embossing powders to get an aged feel, very effective. The frame is gorgeous and I love the sentiment . Beautifully embellished too. Thanks so much for joining in the Eileen Hull Art with Heart Challenge. Tracy x

Donna B. said...

What a gorgeous frame card. I love how you added the shells and starfish! Thanks so much for playing at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Diana said...

I am a sucker for anything beachy so am absolutely loving what you have created!! love all the little touches made to create such a beautiful piece whether you keep it or chose to share it with a friend... it will truly be treasured I am sure!!
thanks for joining in on our Art with Heart challenge - make it 3D!!!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Julia, such a stunning frame!! Really fabulous and just perfect for our theme at Mixed Media Monthly! Thanks so much for adding it t our challenge!

Eileen Hull said...

Great way to use the Mailable Frame Julia! Thanks for entering our Art with heart Challenge!

Lynn K said...

Awesome summer frame card - a perfect summery project!! Love the details you Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
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Melanie said...

So beautiful!!! Love everything. Thanks for playing along at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!

Georgie C said...

What a totally gorgeous card that would be a delight for anyone to receive. I love the frame and the embellishments you've chosen to compliment our challenge!
Thank you for joining us at Anything But Cute xx

Bonnie said...

Wow! This is GORGEOUS, Julia! I love how you've used treasures from a trip on this and the sentiment is wonderful! Thanks for sharing the link.

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