Friday, April 20, 2012

Four Ways Friday #85 - Four Frames Stamp Set

For this week's Four Ways Friday I decided to stamp a bit with the Four Frames stamp set.
The images in the Four Frames stamp set coordinate beautifully with the decorative label punch.  For this card I just stamped one of the Four Frames images multiple times onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock using Concord Crush ink.  I then used Peach Parfait ink and the Lovely Letters Alphabet to stamp the letters in the center of the images.  I punched the images out with the decorative label punch and adhered them to a long thin card made of Wisteria Wonder card stock.  Next I punched some blossoms using the boho blossoms punch and added them to the card.  Finally I punched some leaves from the 2-step bird punch and added adhesive rhinestones to the flower centers.
 Of course, you may just choose to ink up one of the Four Frames images and stamp the image directly on a card base.  Here I stamped the image (actually I only inked up the top and bottom of the image using a Basic Gray marker) onto a Whisper White card base.  I then added some silver smooch accent ink to the image.  The greeting was from Loving Thoughts was stamped onto Very Vanilla card stock and then cut and added to the card.  As a final touch, I used my Simply Scored tool to add some embossed lines across the bottom of the card.
If you don't want a frame image at all, that's no problem!  This stamp set has an adorable bird on one of the frames.  For this card I just inked up the bird with my Early Espresso marker and, with the help of my stamp-a-ma-jig, I stamped the bird three times :)  I then stamped the sentiments from Petite Pairs.  So simple and so cute :)
You can also create beautiful, simple cards with this stamp set by using different marker colors to ink up the images.  Here I used Rose Red and Pear Pizzazz to color in the flower frame.  I stamped the frame onto a Whisper White card base and added some dazzling diamonds (hard to see in the photo) with a 2-way glue pen.  Next I stamped the greeting from Petite Pairs.  I added a piece of crochet trim around the card and finished it with a vintage trinket safety pin.
I hope you've enjoyed this week's Four Ways Friday!!!!  It is wonderful to be back in the craft room again!  When I walked into the craft room this afternoon I was overcome with the thought, "I'm home."  I hope you have a wonderfully peaceful and creative weekend!!!!!


Lorraine said...

Once again, wonderful inspiration! Thanks for sharing with such great descriptions. And have a wonderful weekend yourself!

Anonymous said...

Great cards, as usual. My favourite is the one with the birds. An unexpected use of that stamp set, and so cute. Have a terrific weekend, Michelle!