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Saturday, May 21, 2011

OCC....Frame It

Hello Peeps!!
It is Saturday and that means it is time for another challenge at Our Creative Corner. This week Linda our challenge hostess has a great challenge for us. Frame It. Create a frame out of Card stock, chipboard or any other medium you can think of and add it to your card, page or project. The frame should be 3-D as in raised up off the background.

I played around with this one alot before coming up with a design I liked. Alot of things ended up in the circular file on this challenge. Making the frame was  fairly easy. I started with a piece of card stock measuring 5-1/4 x 4 inches. I then lightly penciled in lines with my ruler 3/4 of an inch in on all four sides. Using my cutter I trimmed out the inside leaving just the frame. Be sure an erase your remaining pencil lines and then emboss the frame.  The inside of the frame piece was started with the apple label stamp, from the retired Stampin' Up Farm Fresh stamp set. I stamped with black stazon onto very vanilla card stock. Cored with my aqua painter and riding hood red, old olive, soft suede and crumb cake ink. The DSP is also retired from the Sweet Slumber paper pack. I added some crochet trim and a few leaves from the bird punch.

OK, did you notice my cute little flower? My first made Ala Linda, The Funkie Junkie style. I got my crinoline and directions for making the flower from her! So fun and I am sure you will see more of these in the coming weeks! I added a red button to the center and tied some floss through the  button holes. I still thought it "needed" something so I added the friend to friend flag. That sentiment comes from the Stampin' UP Pocket Silhouette stamp set.

I hope you’ll play along this week and have fun with this challenge! Be sure to check out the rest of the OCC design team creations! To play along, upload your creation to your blog or gallery, then leave a comment linking to your project over at Our Creative Corner so we can check it out. If you upload to SCS, remember to use keyword: OCCC.

Well, that is all from me for now, Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!



Marisa said...

Your flower is fabulous, Vicki!! Love the frame you created as well. Have a fabulous weekend.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love your card, and yes- I totally noticed that fantastic flower! I hope you're having a great weekend!

Vicky W said...

Great card Vicki. In fact I love the whole effect, including your flower. I have saved to case. TFS

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Actually, the flower was NOT the first thing I noticed - it was that awesome vintage apple lable. I don't know why I never bought that set. Your card is gorgeous. I really love the color combo you used and anything with red and gingham is a hit with me. Terrific job on that funkie flower too! Glad to see you are using the crinoline. Thanks for the shout out and the link to my blog!@

Hope your back is better and that you had a great weekend!


Lori Rider said...

Beautiful card, Vicki! Your vintage style is so sweet on this card, and I love the Linda flower! :)

Sarah Gough said...

I love that vintage label - this is gorgeous!

Martha said...

Funny story. I saw this card on SC and loved it. This is one of the first stamp sets I bought. Then I found your blog via a thread on SCS re: Joplin. I live a couple of hours away from Joplin, please know you are in our prayers.