Hey there, Terri here! Today, I am sharing two ways to use the Adorned Frame Bundle – Classic vs. Contemporary. Both cards will use identical compositions. Only the color of the outlines and the sentiment will change! Which card will be your favorite? Let me know in the comments!
I used the Wispy Joy Bundle to add floral images to both cards. I used Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, and Rubellite Crisp Dye Ink to color the flowers. I also used Buttercream and Warm Sunshine for the yellow flowers. The leaves were colored with Firefly, Grass Field, and Shadow Creek.
Adorned Frame Card #1: A Classic Gold Card with Hot Foiling
I started by Hot Foiling the Adorned Frame Hot Foil Plate with the Brushed Gold Foil. Then, I used the coordinating die to cut the foiled card. I stamped the flowers and leaves from Wispy Joy using Embossing Ink and the added Rose Gold Embossing Powder and heated it with my heat tool. I then used the colors mentioned above to add stamped layers to the images before die-cutting.
Afterward, I added gold inky splatters to an A2 Note Card and set it aside to dry. I also added Instant Dimension Foam Tape to the reverse of the frame and the floral images and leaves.
I included clusters of flowers to the top left and bottom right of the Adorned Frame, which I added to the A2 card. I hot-foiled my chosen sentiment from the Sweet Sentiments Bundle with the Brushed Gold Foil.
Finally, I die-cut the sentiment using the coordinating die. I really love how the Sweet Sentiments Bundle gives us multiple ways of using the set!
Lastly, I added the Adorned Frame onto the A2 card for the finishing touches and then adhered the sentiment. Then voila – an elegant and classic gold card! I am totally in love with how lovely and classic this card looks!
Adorned Frame Card #2: A Contemporary Black and White Card with Debossing
This card doesn't use hot foiling, but it does use the Adorned Frame Hot Foil Plate to deboss! I decided to use the Adorned Frame Die on some white cardstock.
Then, I placed the Adorned Frame Hot Foil Plate face up on my die-cutting plate, added the die-cut frame, and secured it with some low-tack tape. Afterward, I put my rubber embossing mat on top and ran it through my die-cut machine.
Note: All die-cut machines will allow you to use this technique. You just need to work out the right plate combination.
Once it was debossed, I used a black Fine Liner Pen to trace the debossed detail. This process was straightforward to do.
Just keep your eye looking to where you are going rather than where you are, and you will get a smoother line! After tracing, I added tape to the frame and added it to a white A2 Notecard that had some stunning black inky splatters.
Then, I stamped the flowers and leaves using the same colors as the previous card. The only difference was that I used Obsidian Black Ink rather than heat embossing it with gold as I did with my first card.
Finally, I stamped a sentiment from the Bold Sentiments Stamp Set and trimmed it before placing it on the card using foam tape.I absolutely love the black detail on this card, but I can't decide which of the two cards I prefer!
How about you? Now that you've seen the two cards, let me know which one gets your vote in the comments below!
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you try these techniques in your next crafting project!