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Saturday, 30 May 2015

Making a Frame of it (by Lesley)

I love the versatility of our stamps and today I want to show you how you can turn the Dressmaker's Window into a picture frame.

  • Stamp the Dressmaker's Window onto white cardstock using Versafine Black Onyx. Cut out and then cut out the 'window panes', leaving just the frame.
  • Paint the frame using Vintage Photo Distress ink and when dry use a coloured pencil to add shade and dimension.
  • Adhere frame to a background paper taken from a dictionary, old book etc and trim off the excess paper around the edge of the frame.
  • Stamp the mannequin from the Floral Mannequin set onto white cardstock and colour using a combination of Barn Door, Spice Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn and Tea Dye Distress inks. Cut out.
  • Cover a 5" square card with patterned paper, run a charcoal pencil around the edges and rub over with your finger to give a smudged effect.
  • Attach the frame to the card and then the mannequin using 3d foam pads and finish by stamping the word 'Delight' from Artistic Expressions.
I hope this inspires you to explore the possibilities in your stamps, you may be surprised by the results.

Please drop in again to see more wonderful creations from the Design Team.


  1. A lovely card Lesley,
    Jackie x

  2. this look amazing - a beautiful make xx

  3. Great idea for a frame, tfs

  4. Great and clever idea Lesley and a lovely card! xxMiranda

  5. I will copy this idea, great card

  6. Your 'staging' of the card is a lovely piece of designing itself! The pencil shading of the Distress Inks colouring is beautifully effective & I particularly like the way your mannequin really draws the eye with that 'pop' of bright red against the neutral colours of the card's background with your mannequin balancing the sentiment superbly. Your design is just that a 'delight.'
    Paula (PEP)

  7. This is a fabulous idea and a gorgeous card, Kate x

  8. This is very prettily vintage Lesley and the frame really does look like wood. I love the patterned paper and the idea of using an old book page. x


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