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Friday, February 29, 2008

Framed Bird

The frame was created by cutting a piece of Naturals White cardstock to 4" x 5 1/4". Using a Fiskars 12" cutter, cut out the center leaving a 1" border around the edges. Cut from the center corner to each edge corner diagonally. Stamp sections with weathered background in close to cocoa and sponge edges with Chocolate Chip craft ink. Cut the leftover center of the frame down 1/4" and mat on Blue Bayou and then Soft sky that is just larger than the frame opening. The bird was inked with Blue Bayou and rock n rolled with Choc. Chip craft ink, spritzed and stamped. The heart was stamped with craft ink and embossed with clear powder. Assemble layers and place a window sheet over the center image making sure it is large enough to go under the frame. The Bayou Stitched ribbon really matches, it just didn't photograph true to color.


  1. oh Shelly, this is Gorgeous! What a great card! Thanks for sharing the How to's.

  2. WOW!!
    Is this an SUO card!!!
    Your magic really shines through!
    I love the frame! That heart is just so sweet!!!


  3. Shelly this is fabulous! I love how you did this and now I gotta get this set.

  4. This is so pretty! You did a great job Shelly!

  5. Awesome artwork usual!

  6. Love the blue, beautiful!!

  7. Wow, I can't get over how you created the frame. Beautiful work.


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