Sunday, 27 March 2011

A few more cards with our new stamps

I hope you are all enjoying the weekend, I'm looking forward to the Dancing on Ice final tonight.  I guess that's it then for decent telly programmes now that we are officially in summer time. 

This card has a summery feel, I'm looking forward to seeing real butterflies again.  But for now it's little stamped ones.  

I sometimes wonder how photos taken at the same time can differ so much in their colours, these photos are examples of this!  

Anyhow... I used the large Framie 5 Butterfly Flutters stamp, with a greeting from our AOD Floral 1 stamp sheet, distress inks wild honey, rusty hinge and a little aged mahogany.  The background paper was from a Prima Botanical paper pad.

Double Framies
The picture below shows how the small Framies look when mounted over the top of the large Framie stamps.  I took the photo at an angle so it's not perfect but shows that you can see the large frame at the back if you wish to use them this way.  I've only stamped it in brown ink, I did this quickly to show people at last weekend's Harrogate show.  It is only cut and isn't embossed here so it doesn't show all thats possible but I hope it gives an idea of how they will look used this way.

Frame Framies
For the quick little card below I've used the large Label 5 and Framie 5 (embossed with silver EP).  I then used a smaller Labels 5 die to cut the inside out before using it as a frame over the wording (T!ms).

You would be able to use this idea to make shaker cards by adding acetate to the frame and sealing all the way around the underside of the frame to ensure your embellishments cannot fall out.

A simpler idea would be to add wording to acetate, fix to the frame and mount the frame, raised, over a stamped image underneath.  I have it in mind to do this with them.

I've used the new pewter 5mm nailheads on the corners, (they are less bright than the silver ones).

Ian and I had a lovely day at the shop yesterday meeting the ladies and gent that are attending Janet and Michelle's Craft Retreat this weekend.  They were all very excited and enjoying their time there, it all sounded fab!!!

Well thats all for now!  I'll show some more another time.

Enjoy your Sunday evening



  1. Stunning Jill - I showed off your stamps at the retreat and know some of the folks bought some - was there anything left in the shop after they had been? We had quite a show and tell session when they got back. A brilliant time was had by all we were thrilled with the feedback - roll on September for the next one wheich is now FULL!

  2. Good idea for stamps Jill !!

  3. Sounds great... these look very useful

  4. Thanks for your totaly generous comment on my blog... praise indeed from one of my longest serving mentors!!! tee hee...thanks for all your support, all ways, always
    Love and light

  5. Gorgeous cards, Jill! Can't wait for my stamps to arrive...

  6. It was great to see these and the other cards in the "flesh" at Harrogate. Now I wish to put in a request that labels seven - the book is done next! :) It was nice chatting to you, will try and get up to the Open Day in May.

  7. These look great Jill, I need to match with the nesties I have got.
    Hope all is well with you.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox


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