Artistic Avenger

Fancy Framed Friend – Inkspirations #83


Like that alliteration in the title? This card is for the latest Inkspirations challenge. Now a few of you may have seen this in person already. I made this for a special swap with a group I had dinner with at Convention. What I’d decided to do was to pre-check out my design team challenges and make a few special things with layouts or colours so I would have a leg up. Smart, huh? Here is the challenge sketch:

As you can see, there is some variation between card and sketch but that happens sometimes during the creative process!

The base for my card is Basic Black and on it I layered Very Vanilla and Pink Pirouette. I then added a strip of Cherry Cobbler textured cardstock down the centre.

The central panel is Basic black layered with Watercolour paper and then on top with a piece of Very Vanilla. This piece was embossed with the Frames Embossing folder and then the centre was punched out with the Wide Oval punch. TIP: when doing this, punch out an oval with a different colour cardstock and adhere it where you want the oval to be punched out. That way you can be perfectly sure it’ll have an even edge.

I stamped an image from Lean On Me on the watercolour paper and coloured it in with coordinating colours and then added the oval frame on with dimensionals.

In the upper right, I added a bow of Deck the Halls designer fabric and some paper flowers. These paper flowers are made with the 2 3/8″ scallop circle, 1 3/4″ circle punch and the Doily Triple Layer punch. All I did was punch them out and then cut into the centre. I then spritzed them with water and curled them into the centre. Put them in a clothespin to dry and you’ll get a great flower!

Lastly, I added a sentiment from Fabulous Phrases. I stamped it on Very Vanilla cardstock and affixed it to a Basic black Modern Label with Silver Mini Brads.

This is a great sketch and I hope you’ll play along with us at Inkspirations! For a little more inspiration, check out what the rest of the design team has come up with!


Products used on today’s project – CLICK HERE to buy them NOW!

Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black, Very Vanilla.

Ink: Jet black StazOn, Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom marker.

Stamps: Lean on Me, Fabulous Phrases.

Accessories: Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Deck the Halls Designer Fabric, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle punch, Doily Triple Layer Punch, 2-Step Bird punch, Modern Label Punch, Silver Mini Brads, Wide Oval Punch, Aquapainter.

7 thoughts on “Fancy Framed Friend – Inkspirations #83

  1. Carrie, I love, love ,love this!!

  2. Great take on the sketch and loving the embossed oval around the focal image. Wonderful tip re: punching out the oval too. Have a great day and weekend enjoying the sunshine that has finally arrived!!!

  3. Well I love your layout with the Designer Label “framing” the new oval frame! Thanks for your tips on punching out that oval, and sharing your secret for fantastic flowers! This card is adorable!

  4. Carrie, you are ROCKING this adorable set! I just love all of your fabulous details and the embossed frame is perfection! Can I ask what camera you are shooting these awesome photos with? The detail is amazing! Big hugs! 🙂

  5. Wow! That card is absolutely amazing!!! Love, love, love the frame, and that beautiful fabric bow!

  6. Beautifully sweet and feminine! Great job of a tricky sketch! Hugs xxaxx

  7. Wonderful Carrie! The framed image is so sweet, & the flowers & fabric are a perfect touch. 🙂

Thanks for taking the time to comment, I very much appreciate it!

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