Some of Stampin' Up!'s newest products are the Framelits dies. They are fantastic to use and show you exactly where they are cutting as there is no room for error when cutting out frames. What you see is what you get!
I had the honour of demonstrating how to use Framelits at the recent South Pacific Convention and enjoyed playing with them to make a Mini Album, frames for photos, 3-D items etc, but what I enjoyed most of all is the versatility of being able to cut, colour, emboss, pretty much however you choose. So much fun.
I've made a couple of cards since Convention showing off the combination of Framelits - Labels Collection with a purpose made stamp set from Stampin' Up! named Apothecary Art.
Here is the first card.
I used a combination of Designer Series Papers: Beau Chateau and Attic Boutique, some lovely Chrochet Trim - Victoria, a brad from the beautiful Antique Collection, and a flower from my pre Stampin' Up! days stash.
I've used an Edgelit and coordinating embossing folder for the shaped edges at the base of the card. The crochet trim is attached by a strip of Sticky Strip and is kept flat behind the image and folded randomly where it is visible. A little Linen Thread is tied around the brad for a final Vintage touch.
The detail photo shows how easy it is to use just one colour for the image and still achieve great results. I applied the colour with an Aqua Painter, but you can easily use a Blender Pen if you hesitate to try water-colouring.
The greeting is from Stampin' Up's Curly Cute stamp set and I've sponged the edges of most parts of the card stock with Marina Mist, Soft Suede and Pink Pirouette.
These cards are fun and quick to make. The papers make great backgrounds and as Stampin' Up! has such a wonderful range of coordinating products, it is easy to ensure that ink colours match card stock and patterned papers.
Contact me if you'd like further information about the Framelits, Edgelits and coordinating products, or if you would like to order any of these products. They can be mailed directly to you (Australian residents only) but need to be purchased through an Independent Demonstrator.
Next I have a different card using the same Designer Series Paper Pack - Beau Chateau, same Labels Collection Framelit and the Apothecary Art Stamp set, just changing the ribbon to White Satin and adding some of the gorgeous Pearls from the Basic Jewels Collection.
I hope you'll give these new products a try and will enjoy the many creations you'll be able to make.
Until Next Time,
Stay Crafty and Enjoy Life