A frame can really make your card stand out and OH BOY! have I got a treat for you!
I've created 3 very different cards using the same frame, shared the 'how to's' and given you the link to make some yourself with Cricut Design Space.
Thank You Butterfly
I've cut white CS using the Cricut cut file (shared below) and used Sage water-based dye ink and a waterbrush to colour in the frame.
The CTMH ink pads make it really easy to use with a waterbrush.
While the lid is closed, gently squeeze the middle of the ink pad and lid together. This will imprint a small of of the ink on the lid for you to pick up with a waterbrush.
Then water colour the frame.
I also used some pewter ink in the same way and flicked it over the leaf frame for a splatter effect. Once the frame is dry attach it to your card base and decorate.
The butterfly has been coloured in with the Sugarplum Shimmer pen
Joy & Wonder
The leaf frame in this card is white and I've used the Candy Apple card and cut the red frame to fit behind the leaf frame. Then added a sentiment and raised the poinsettia with 3D foam.
I can hear my daughter singing the Missy Elliot - Work it song in the background!
"Is it worth it? Let me work it!
As you might have guessed the background frame has been flipped and reversed to make a contrasting background. It's been coloured in with the Sugarplum shimmer pen.
The top leaf frame has been waterbrushed with sugarplum using the same technique as the first card.
I had a lot of fun making the frame in Cricut Design Space and would love to see what other ideas you can come up with. You'll also see I've added a few shapes to complement the frame so you can create lots of variations.
Here's the link to the project:
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