Did you see the new Flower Frames from Simon Says Stamp in their recent Friends release? Well, today I’m taking a look at a couple of the frames and two different ways you can use them. Today’s post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the Friends release (more details below). The release was back in mid-December, but if you are like me, that pre-Christmas time of year just passed in a blur of gift giving and mince pies LOL. So today is an excellent opportunity to hop along and explore the Friends release further. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
DIMENSIONAL GLITTER FLOWER FRAME
I find the flower frames are a great way to create an impactful focal point while keeping things clean and simple. For my first example, I used the Mum Flower Frame, I cut the frame from Neenah solar white card, stamped a simple, heartfelt sentiment from the Love & Friendship set in Versafine Onyx Black ink, trimmed to fit and then foam mounted on a Fog A2 card base.
Now, comes the fun part! I blended Hot Lips, Melon and Duckling inks on a piece of white card and then cut the Mum Flower Frame from it. This next bit is a bit fiddly; I added small pieces of double height foam adhesive to all the gaps in the white flower frame on the card base and then carefully pieced the ink blended petals in place. As you can see from the above photo, some of the foam adhesive did have to be quiet tiny, but I think the effort was worth it to get the extra dimension.
To give extra impact, I coated each petal in Star Dust Stickles, left to dry and then accented with sequins.
SHAKER FLOWER FRAME
For my second example, I thought these flower frames would make great shaker cards. I die cut the Cosmo Flower Frame from white card and again stamped the simple sentiment from Love & Friendship in Versafine Onyx Black ink. I cut the white panel to be just smaller than an A2 sized card and added acetate to the back of the frame opening. I ran a double layer of foam adhesive all the way around the edges of the frame.
Now the shaker structure was in place I had fun creating a bright watercoloured background with Daniel Smith watercolours and white gouache splatters. The flower frame window is quite large, so I added a good amount of Sweet Shop sequins and then carefully laid the flower frame on top to complete the shaker.
Finally, I added the shaker panel to a Fog card base.
I hope you enjoyed taking a look at the new flower frames. In addition to the Mum and Cosmo ones I used today, there is also a Rose version.
As mentioned above, this post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the Friends release from Simon Says Stamp. Hopefully, you will have arrived here from Laura Bassen’s blog, but if not then a good place to start is Simon’s blog. As with all good hops, there’s a giveaway! Simon is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from comments, so please leave a few words below before you hop along. The winners will be chosen over the weekend and posted on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday.
Now it’s time to hop along to …
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Debby Hughes – you are here
You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I genuinely appreciate your support.
Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D
Beautiful cards! Love the colors!
Oooo . . . these are so gorgeous!! These dies are just stunning and I love what you’ve done with them!! The dimensional must have taken forever but it looks stunning!
Y’all be gettin’ soooo fancy! These cards are so involved, it’s intimidating to even think about trying these! Expert level amazing!
oh woooww both are stunning card
and I love your color choice
clever used the DIES
great post Nichol
I am sorry I mean Debby..I was hop from Nichol blog…sorry pardon me :)
Beautiful cards. I love the way you used the Mum die so creative! And I adore orange and yellows, great color combo.
Beautiful cards. I like the dimension on 1st card but like you said it is a little too time consuming for me. Shaker card is beautiful.
Beautiful cards, such great colors