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?!)
Mixed Media Card Challenge - Theme Blue
July Art with Heart Challenge - Make it 3D
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.