Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Simple frame technique.

Kristie here from
I can't believe December is already here!
But it's a new month, so here I am 
with another crafty tutorial for you.
Today, I have a simple framing technique to show you.
Here's all you need
A piece of white card stock, an acrylic block and some ink.
I am using Distress Ink, because I just happen to have it close 
at hand.
Any size acrylic block will work for this technique,
I like to use the small block to make gift enclosures.
Ink up all 4 sides of the block.
Press the block onto your white card stock.
Please excuse the messy pad under my paper.
I like to use an old mouse pad to give a little cushion
when I'm stamping.  As you can see
I use this old mouse pad a lot.
When you lift up the block you will have a frame.
Depending on the type of ink you use, you will get different
looks to your frame.  I love this mottled look.
Now what to do with that frame?
As you can see I stamped a small flower in the center
of the frame with Wild Honey Distress Ink.
I measured and cut another piece of card stock
a little bigger than the frame piece.
Using a sponge applicator, I sponged the edges with
Wild Honey Distress Ink to match the flower.
I adhered the framed flower to the inked piece 
of card stock and then added them to a white
card stock base.
This will make a nice little card to go with a gift.
It's easy to give a different look to your stamped pieces
by stamping a frame for your card.
I hope you have been inspired
in some way and that you'll try this technique.
You can also reink the block with another color and
stamp over the frame again to give a multi colored look.
Or try stamping onto colored card stock.
Play with the inks you have and see what you can come 
up with.
Thanks for stopping by today,
I hope you'll stop by my blog 
and see what other things I've been up to.
You never know what you'll find on my blog.

I'd like to wish you all a very 
Merry Christmas
and a happy and healthy 
2015!

Until next month, have fun crafting!