Well, this was a fun challenge theme because I got to use what is clearly becoming my favorite 2 die sets: Happy Frame and Happy Frame XL by Elizabeth Craft Designs .
For this project I used the Happy Frame XL
Let’s make this card:
Step 1: Using the Happy Frame XL die cut 4 times with heavy weight white cardstock.
Step 2: Attach a pc. of scrap heavy weight cardstock that’s at least 2 x 4″ to Double sided adhesive. Secure the longest die from the below die set, sharp edge down on the adhesive side and run through your cutting machine:
The photo above shows the 730 – Curvy Leaves die set, the stencil I made and another piece of a double sided adhesive I tried this die first as a stencil (that’s why it has ink on it) and the practice piece of cardstock that’s 1″ wide like the Happy Frame is.
Step 3: Cut the frame pcs. to 6″ long on the longest side. With your handmade stencil and stamp pad inks, stencil the Happy Frame pcs. (I applied 2 greens and a brown ink pads:
Next, using PanPastel’s 780.5 Raw Umber, lightly with a small sponge dauber, distress the entire frame pcs. except the two outside folds as shown below in case it would affect the adhesive when you assemble the frame:
Now assemble the frame
This is the assembly video link: Happy Frame assembly video.
Step 4: Size, print and color with Copic Markers this digital stamp from called “Sunflowers” Di’s Digi Stamps.
Trim the colored print centered in a 6″ square.
I then went over the print with the same very light touch of Raw Umber PanPastel.
Step 5: Cut enough pcs. to make two Sunflowers from this die set (I cut the petal pcs. out 2 or 3 times for each flower just for extras, the seeds pc. twice per flower, and the leaves twice per flower) Cut the leaves from green cardstock and the petals from yellow cardstock and the seeds from dark brown cardstock:
Add color as in the assembly video and shape the parts too:
Now as in the video build your two sunflowers right onto your assembled frame:
Step 6: Add 10mm (1/2″) Clear Double Sided adhesive to the edges of your 6″ colored image square on the colored side. Now attach it to the back of the frame.
Step 7: Create a base card by cutting a pc. of 12 x 12″ cardstock in half and scoring one of the halves at 6″. Fold over. My choice for base cards if I have the color on hand is Elizabeth Craft Design’s Soft finish cardstock. I love it’s weight 100lb. and it’s colored on only one side. When I want to stamp on the inside this is a great benefit:
If you are going to stamp a sentiment on the inside, do it now.
Step 8: Add Clear Double Sided adhesive 10m to all four front edges of your card base. Adhere the frame to the card.
Thanks so much again for having a look. These frames are so fun. And come back next week for another fun challenge! Please let me know you were here by leaving a comment. I love to read them!
Other Products Used:
Elizabeth Craft Designs: Soft Finish Cardstock 12 x 12 Dove Gray and 8.5 x 11 white, 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
Beacon’s Kid’s Choice Glue
Sizzix Big Shot Plus