Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Faux Frame Winter Card

Today there is a brand new technique challenge over at Technique Time Tuesday and it's a real good one! Faux frame is a sponging technique which uses nesting die shapes to create the illusion of a frame.  There's a full 'how to' tutorial on the blog and I think it would be a great technique for Christmas cards, if you still have lots of those to make.
For my DT sample I have made a wintery theme card, using a colour palette of Soft Suede, Sky Blue and Very Vanilla.

The stamp set is Simply Sketched. I stamped the foliage and added liquid pearls to the berries. I have used the blue ribbon as borders as well as adding the bow and the bird image from the stamp set was supplemented by some grasses from the Wetlands stamps. The sentiment is from Blooming Marvellous. If I glittered this up I guess I could use it for a Christmas card (as it is a happy day!) but I think I'm going to use it for a winter birthday card.
Here is a close up of the 'frame'

I see there is a frame challenge for November at Heck Of A Challenge - In The Frame, so I will enter my card over there,
Do have a look at the other creations from the DT at TTT, and check out the tutorial. I look forward to seeing everyone's beautiful faux frame projects.


  1. Hi Louise, this card is beautiful! I love the soft colors and the Perfect Pearls are so pretty on the berries!

  2. Fabulous technique and more so a fabulous card. Love the soft pastel blue. Hugs Bev x

  3. Absolutely STUNNING, Louise! I adore the white pearl accents on the branch--gonna have to CASE that technique! I adore the wintry feel of this, too! HUGS and hope you have a great rest of the week, friend! :) Mynn xx

  4. It's fabulous! Thanks for joining at Heck of a Challenge: In The Frame

  5. Gorgeous card I like the image,and the way you have framed it, Thanks for playing along with us at Heck of a challenge this month, Good Luck,
    Kevin xx

  6. This is stunning Louise! I think I will have to give that technique a go! :)
    Lizy xx

  7. Beautiful winter theme. The image is wonderful and love that you added the branches in two colors around the outside edge. The pearl accents really finish it off. - Karen


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Louise xx