Saturday, June 5, 2010

CASEd Framing Fun

Well, if you are anything like me, you can spend hours on your computer just drooling over the amazing stamped artwork people put up on their blogs. I love when I come upon a new blog (new to me, I mean) and find gorgeous cards and scrapbook pages filled with inspiration!

On one of my recent blog adventures, I clicked on this and WOW! was I amazed at all the beautiful cards I saw. Yvonne does such incredible work... I am just in awe of her creations!

I spent quite a bit of time gazing at page after page, and came upon this beauty. Isn't that card and frame fabulous? Well, despite feeling a bit intimidated, I decided to give it a try and see if I could make one myself, since sitting on a shelf in my studio was the very same Nestabilities die she used to make it- brand new and never used, just waiting to be opened.


I did not do nearly as nice a job as Yvonne (some day I will have to try paper piercing- isn't hers wonderful?!). But even so, I was pretty happy with the way this card turned out. The frame took me longer to put together than I had expected, though. It was tricky placing and attaching the pieces just right. But all in all, I can't say it was really difficult. But it was time consuming. Even so, I was quite pleased with the result. There is a special person I was needing to make a birthday card for, and as I was making this I hoped it would be a good one for her. Now that it's done, I think it's just the one for her!

The embossing on the frame is rather faint and subtle, but soooo pretty!


I just love these big Prima flowers and I think they are perfect for this card.

Thanks for stopping by. I'd love to hear what you think if my CASEd frame card!

11 comments:

Pam W. said...

I just was visiting the same blog today. I must say, you did a fabulous job with your design. It is just your style, elegant and pretty.

Rainbow said...

This is so beautiful Sarah!! love the Yellow color and these flowers!!!
Hugs
Lidia

Yvonne Hagane said...

Hi Sarah, thanks for stopping by my blog:) I have to say WOW! I love you card! You did a wonderful job on the frame and it looks so beautiful in the colors you used. Perfect for the image...Just beautiful! I`m sure the person who recieves this will love it too:)

Chris said...

Sarah, this is GORGEOUS! Super job! TFS!

Les said...

Love dimensional cards; for very special occasions when you aren't mailing. But what a beauty this one is.

Jennipher Lowery said...

love all the intricate detail in this. beautiful card.

Tracey Cuccia said...

Absolutely beautiful Sarah -- and thanks for pointing out Yvonne's blog -- AMAZING stuff she has -- wow! :) Whom ever receives this is BEYOND lucky, especially since they have YOU as a friend :)

Cass said...

Hi Sarah, this is beautiful! I love the flowers and the bird is so pretty! You are so talented!

I hope you are doing well! :o)

maureendb said...

Love the flowers!

Goldy said...

Very beautiful!!! I just adore the flowers you used...:)

stampmiser said...

Great cards on your blog lately. I'm partial to this one - such wonderful details!