ID: MC Aug 11 - Punched Frame - Thank You Friendship card
5"w x 7"h

Created: August 3, 2011

This is quite an involved card and something I haven't don in a while... and as busy as it looks I think it works.

I used 3 stamp sets from Flourishes "Orchids" set #SS50; "Friendly Reminders" set #SS66; and "Hello Hyacinth" set #SSC143.

So this is another frame made with a corner punch but this time I'm using Martha Stewart Punch around the Page corner punch "Bubbles" from set #42-60052. I cut a rectangle in the center of my cut to size piece of cardstock, then started punching. I had to make tiny slit part way in the corners to allow the punch to squeeze in, but as you can see from the detail pics below, they're not visible.

I then smeared Distress pads on my craft mat (Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, Barn Door), misted with water and smooshed my cardstock through the wetness. Dried thoroughly.

The background green piece was first sponged lightly through a stencil (Creative Imaginations Existencil Expressions) on white cardstock with Forest Moss. I then stamped the text (Local King Rubber "Words") through the the stencil with Versafine Black Onyx. I found the white was too sharp, so lightly sponged Crushed Olive over the white swirls. I then used a Zig Squeeze n Roll glue pen to shadow outline the swirls and sprinkled Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter "Chartreuse" over them.

I adhered the green to a separate piece of light weight cardstock, then adhered only the edges of the punched frame piece. Used my sewing machine and dark blue thread to stitch along the edges. Adhered a piece of floral lace trim along the left edge with a glue gun.

Stamped the Orchids and Birdhouse with the black and colored them with Derwent inktense watercolors, moving the color around with a waterbrush. Added some Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium on the orchids, red glitter on the hearts on the birdhouse. Cut them out and adhere them to the card with large 3D pop dots.

Tied a small bow with blue twine and adhered to the post of the birdhouse with hot glue. Stamped the sentiments with the black and die cut with a Spellbinders smallest oval die, sponged some Broken China around the edges and punched a couple small holes for my knotted cord. Glue gunned that to the post as well.

The two buttons - butterfly and speckled round button are polymer clay. I added a bit of gold glitter around the edges of the butterfly. Tied yellow embroidery floss on both and glue gunned them to the card.


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