Friday, October 26, 2007

Fun & Fancy Frame

This was such fun to create! It's a small framed piece, with the opening in the frame only 5" across by 3-1/2" high. It would make a great gift or a nice element up on a mantle for the holidays.

No, by 'fancy frame' I do not mean the pretty gold frame that houses this cute home decor piece. What I mean is the cool frames we can create using the circles from Seasonal Circles and a circle paper punch. This technique is a great way to add a fancy accent to a frame around another circle.

I stamped the open poinsettia ring onto a distressed beige piece of the Be Good paper from Cosmo Cricket. Then, I punched a 1-3/8" circle into the center of the stamp. As you can see, the circle punch snipped about a third of each of the little flowers off. Not a big portion, but just enough to create a cool frame around a second (in this case, solid) circle of 1-1/4". Try this with the other three circles in the Seasonal Circles set. I bet you'll like how the other patterns look, too!

Stamps: Seasonal Circles (Verve Visual)
Paper: Be Good (Cosmo Cricket), Pine Cardstock (Archiver's)
Ink: Warm Green ColorBox Chalk (Clearsnap), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Paper Shaper Punches in 1-3/8" and 1-1/4" circles (EK Success), Gold Embossing Powder (Ranger), Gold Picture Frame (Quality Art Boise), Dimensional Foam Squares (3L)

For those of you who have already received your new Verve Visual stamp sets, I hope you're enjoying them and finding lots of extra inspiration both here and in the gallery. And guess what? The countdown to two more NEW sets kicks off in just a few more days, so check here for those sneak peeks!

Happy Stamping!
Kim R.

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