Thursday, 26 May 2011

Strength & Hope in the Frame


Finally got a chance to try out another idea for less is more.  This time I've used the Strength & Hope set.  When you purchase this set Stampin' Up! donates a £1 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  

I started off with some Whisper White card.  I coloured the butterfly stamp using my Blender Pen with Melon Mambo and Blushing Bride which gave the graduated effect on the butterfly.   I masked the butterfly and then stamped the scroll frame in crumb cake.  I used my Sponge Daubers to sponge some Blushing Bride over the background.  

Now for the fun part - I completely covered the panel in Versamark and clear embossed it.  I repeated this three times to create a thick layer.  I then bent it back and forth to crackle it.  Here's a close up photo.


I then cut out a frame and off set the image inside it over lapping some of the corners.  This was then placed on a mount of chocolate chip.  I stamped the H in crumb cake and punched it out with the 1 1/4" punch.  This was mounted onto a Crumb Cake label punched out with the curly label extra- large punch.  Then attached below the frame.  The chocolate chip background is  mounted onto a crumb cake card base.

12 comments:

Viv said...

Oh what a super card and butterfly( Wow), must try that technique sometime too :O)Viv xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

This is fabulous Aileen - the cracked glass effect is amazing, and I love the creative layout.

Hugs, Sylvia x
(#216)

Kathyk said...

Fab card and technique

Kathyk

Mandi said...

Very effective, love the cracked effect
Thank you for entering agin
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Suze Bain said...

Great technique Aileen, looks like a cracked tile. The pink and crumb cake are great together. xx

AE said...

Neat layout. I'll have to try that on one of my cards.

shobanarravi said...

Wow! Super idea with the frame! Lovely card! :)

Katina said...

Beautiful Aileen. I love the butterfly and your crackled effect looks fab! xx

massofhair said...

Very different but very clever. Loving your ideas:-)

Susan said...

I've seen that set used several times and I must agree, it's very pretty! Love the creative way you layered your card! My card is HERE

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card.
luv
debby

Vicky Hayes said...

Some great techniques going on here Aileen! I like the tucking the picture in the frame idea! Vx

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