Wednesday, November 6, 2013

MIM #139 - Stamped Square Frames

Hello friends.  Just a quick post this evening to show a card I made for Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge.  Dawn McVey shows how to get more mileage out of your stamps by using some of them to create a frame to surround your stamped image.  This was a fun challenge, but I have to admit that I'm not too great at lining up edges.  Oh well, at least I've been stamping long enough that I know a few tricks to cover up oh ohs! :0)  Anyway, here's what I came up with:

Even though my ends don't totally match up, (I used a sequin to cover up the worst one!) I still like the way this card turned out.  I used PTI's "Boutique Borders: Baby" to make my frame, and then used "Mum's the Word" for my flowers and sentiment.  I used my Aqua Painter, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, and Old Olive ink for my flowers and leaves, giving them a bit of a water colored effect.  (It's easier to see this if you click on the picture to enlarge)  I pop dotted the flowers and also the layer that I stamped on to give a little more dimension.  Adding a few sequins for a little "bling" finished off the card.

There's a lot of great cards entered in this challenge, and you can see them all here .  That's all for me tonight, but I'll be back in the morning with a Christmas card for the Merry Monday challenge.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your evening! :0)   


  1. Pretty card, that border looks great!

  2. I love the mums and colors you chose. Your border looks great and the sequins add just the right touch. Lovely card!

  3. Beautiful card, Marcia! I really love these Mums and your 'frame' (may be my next PTI purchases :) The sequins are a pretty addition too.

  4. Your ends might not perfectly match up - but - as you said: no one sees it! Pretty card and the sequins add the right amount of bling to your design!


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