Tuesday

Creative Confetti: Frame It Up!

Happy Tuesday friends! I hope your week is off to a beautiful start. It's time for another fun-filled challenge to kick start a little creativity! This week's challenge is one that you could take in so many different directions. And, it all involves putting your main image in the spotlight... with a frame!

Check it out...


HOW TO PLAY: This challenge is as simple as putting a frame on your card. Yes, just that easy! I mentioned the main image but you could frame up the sentiment as well. Up to you!

On to my creation


I was going through some of my pre-stamped images and found these little die cut flowers from the Abundant Petals stamp set, using the coordinating Die Set as well.  And, after I "auditioned" them together, I decided that I had just the right combination to create a bit of color in a card corner. So, I colored it up using Copic markers - R81, R83, RV00, and RV0000 for the petals and YG00, YG23, and YG25 for the leaves. 

I took some decorative paper and created a frame by lining up two stitched rectangle dies and, using a Post-It Note, situated and tacked them down on the paper before running them through my die cut machine. 

After I cut out the frame, I cut another panel using only the largest die out of this cream and green graph style paper so that it would layer up perfectly. I used the 'Thank You' sentiment from the set and heat embossed it with gold detail powder. 


After I was done with my card, I wondered if it looked a little too plain? So, I did dig into my sequin stash and added a little bit of bling. Not sure which one I like better. What do YOU think?


Like I said, if you leave a comment, let me know which version you like better -- clean or with a little extra bling!

Now it's your turn Creative Confetti fans!  Let's see how you frame up your image to create a design splash! After you're done creating, don't forget to link up your creation using the linky below. Everyone who plays along gets a shot at our monthly random drawing for a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop! So, get those fingers inky! We'd love it if YOU won!


Until next time!
Julie


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4 comments:

Traci M said...

Julie, what beautiful cards today!! I really like both versions and think either of them work well together! The blossoms are colored beautifully and I love the detail gold embossing. Bling never hurts, but your cards shine on their own! Thank you so much for a fun challenge!

Traci M said...

Julie, what beautiful cards today!! I really like both versions and think either of them work well together! The blossoms are colored beautifully and I love the detail gold embossing. Bling never hurts, but your cards shine on their own! Thank you so much for a fun challenge!

Shirley Gentry said...

Bling definitely! Cards are beautiful but to me bling adds to it.

Henriëtte said...

With and without bling it's a beautiful card Julie, but I prefer the one with the litle extra bling.
Thank you so much for your post, it's a lovely challenge, and have a wonderful week.