Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Well as you can tell from the title I had a day of just playing around for fun. I picked up some new supplies and I wanted to give them a test drive so I thought why not make all the things? This is very helpful to get you out of a creative rut. One of my new dies is the Reverse Stitched Scallop Rectangle Window from Lawn Fawn. Being a crafter who generally reaches for vintage images as my focal points I was curious as to how I would make these work for me. I’m quite pleased with my results…
I have the most fun creating holiday cards so that was my plan for the day. No I’m not rushing the holidays…more just wanting to play instead of work. This first card is a very patriotic shaker card using the die to create the frame. You all know how I love the summer holidays. The paper collection is Liberty from Authentique Papers.
I knew I needed to leave room to secure the foam spacer tape to the back for dimension. I calculated how much space I needed to cut the outside rectangle then once it was die cut I used a sparkly embossing powder to give it a little shimmer.
I used the largest die for this card. It worked best on a 6 1/2 x 5 card and the Christmas image was landscape oriented so it worked perfectly. There’s room around the outside to have a nice border of the patterned paper showing and solid cardstock to give it a nice finished look.
This isn’t a shaker card but I still liked the dimension of the foam tape behind the die cut giving the look of a frame.
The second largest die was a perfect fit for the A2 sized card. Remember you can decide how wide the frame is by cutting your outside rectangle to suit your needs. I like a bit of pattern showing so my frame is fairly narrow.
Popping up the frame gives the look of a shadow box so I added a sweet little Easter rabbit image that’s fussy cut and put her on spacers too. To accent the scalloped part of the frame I gave it a quick coat of Stickles.
For this card I cut two of the frames. The first in crisp white cardstock. I snipped out the entire center portion all the way to the stitched edge. The second frame is cut from black and is layered behind for a cool two tone effect.
I used the Midnight Stickles on the scalloped portion to sparkle it up a bit. The 3 x 4 journal cards seems to be a good size to fit into the frame. I fussy cut this house image and layered it over a spiderweb die cut and it filled the space quite nicely.
So I think you can tell I had myself a good ol time working ( playing ) with that new die set. Be on the lookout for more projects created with my new supplies.
~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Little Houses Christmas Greeting Card, Blessings Easter Card
~Authentique Papers~ Liberty Collection
~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Chrysanthemums, Open Rose, Magnolias, Cottage Roses, Gray Plaid Ribbon, Burlap Center Stitched Navy, Black Plaid, Peach Seam Binding.
Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G