Friday, September 26, 2014

Frame It!



Guess who is back? At least, for a little bit. Until after the middle of October, I will be in and out. Life has been very busy. My sister came for a visit, I've been doing some re-decorating, and so many other things. I made three cards Wednesday and Thursday for Splitcoaststampers. So, I'll try to get them uploaded here.

Does my font size look large to you? Sure does to me. If I choose normal, it is really small so I have it on large. I think it is larger than it should be. 

I made my card using the Darice Easy Frames which will let you leave an unembossed area when embossing with an embossing folder. Do I love those things! I wish I had defined my image more and there is a way to do that. Maybe next time I can remember to do it.  I used a mask for my image as it was larger than the area I had allowed using this particular frame. The set comes with seven wonderful frames. I guess they have been around a while but I didn't have them....found these at my Hobby Lobby or Jo Ann Stores. I think the latter.

If you are not familiar with these frames, here is a tutorial. It is so easy.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9hMzWBMcWU

I added a bow and sentiment and that was it. 

I'll enter my card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes

Recipe:
Stamps-Heartfelt Creations/Snowy Window Scene, Hero Arts CL722 (sentiment)
Paper-Bazzill black cardstock, PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Darice Easy Frames, Darice Snowflake Swirl, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds

Duh! Why did I put my blog as @ instead of  dot on my card? Crazy me.

29 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

GORGEOUS card and of course the most gorgeous stamp and embossing used.. Did you read my mind as last night I was going through my 'friends' and came across your name and wondered why you haven't made a card for a while....well here you are.xx
aNNie
The Journey is the Start

Basslady said...

so noble and elegant, dear benzi! love it!

hugs and kisses from germany, silvi xoxo

Cathy said...

So beautiful Benzi! I love it!
Also Dearie Dolls has some wonderful snowman images! I know how you love snowmen!!!'

Beebeebabs said...

Very pretty card beautiful embossing and stamp tfs!!!

Marisa said...

Walking in a winter wonderland. Great EF and a a lovely card!

Maria said...

Beautiful Christmas scene with gorgeous embossing framing it! Lovely touch with the ribbon, too! Have a great weekend, hugs!

Carla S. said...

This is gorgeous, Brenda! Love the embossing and wonderful scene! Have a great weekend!

MiamiKel said...

I had wondered where you are and glad you are all okay, just busy! Boy, do I understand that one! Your card is just GORGEOUS! What a lovely CAS Winter scene, one I hope to see IRL this year :) Blessings to you!

MaryH said...

Hi Benzi, Love this b&w beauty you've shared today. I have some of those Darice frames (NBUS - right along with the TH ones) and now I'm going to pop over to see that video. Your frame embossing is so lovely with this icy winter scene. Think I have a NWoods stamp similar to this. It has birds. Of COURSE I love it! TFS the card & the tutorial link. Glad you are getting that decorating project tackled & having some sister fun while you do it. Hugs & happy wkend.

UTs Hobby Time said...

Beautiful and elegant CAS. Love the black and white combo.

crafty-stamper said...

Did wonder where you were as kept checking lolgreat monochrome card love the image and embossing-the font size looks fine to me
Carol x

JD/ Jill said...

Good to see you back again! You were missed!
Elegant blank and white card. Thanks for sharing the link...very informative!

Sue said...

Love this Benzi really elegant I have missed your lovely cards! and I think blogger has a mind of it's own for days LOL huggles Sue xxx

Bonnie said...

This is stunning, Brenda! I love the black and white with just a hint of red! And the frame of snowflakes is gorgeous with it! I've missed you and glad to hear you were absent because of good things!

Carol L said...

WB! The stamped image looks so pretty inside of the embossed frame! That little bit of red ribbon sealed the deal perfectly too!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Benzi, this is beautiful I love the scene the embossing and the ribbon
Kevin xx

Diana Johnson said...

Great card, thanks for sharing! I used to cross-stitch, not quite needlepoint but related!

Colleen Dietrich said...

So nice to see you again, Benzi! Life sure has a way of keeping us busy. Glad you are having some fun redecorating and visiting with your sister.

I did not know Darice makes EFs like this. GREAT idea!! I love the frosty feel of this.

Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful winter scene Benzi. Love that you've stamped it in black on white and left it uncolored ... really pretty! And gorgeous embossed frame. Loll xx

Lynne in NI said...

Welcome back Benzi, and such a beautiful card ... off to check out that tutorial.
Hope life calms down for you soon, when you get your decorating finished feel free to pop over here and give me a hand with mine ;)

Joann Burton said...

I was wondering where you were...This is a beautiful card. I will have to look for the frames. I have never seen them. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

NanaConnie said...

Stunning, Benzi! Magnificent in the CAS design but wonderfully complex with the embossing.

Leslie Miller said...

This is beautiful and, no, your font doesn't look too big. I love my Darice folders and anything that frames, so I like the idea of a tool that lets you do it with any folder. Gorgeous card!

nwilliams6 said...

I have never actually done a frame like this but I love the look. Your card is so pretty Brenda. Your font is not too big - looks just right to me. Hugz!!!

Caryn said...

Fabulous card - I think the scale is just right! Gorgeous x
Thanks for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Ellen Taylor said...

Stunning Christmas card girl! Love the black and white and the pop of red! Font size looks like perfection to me!! Beautifully done my friend!!
Hugs
Ellen

jimlynn said...

Just about the time you came back, I left for a week! Sorry I haven't been around sooner but only got home this morning from being gone for over a week.
Love your card Brenda. So elegant looking with that wonderful image too.
Lynn

Irish Cherokee said...

Just gorgeous. The red is all the color needed to make this card stand out. Beautiful. Jim

Donna Ellis said...

I have to say that I like the font size! But if others do not, just go into template > custom > choose text font > and go from there. If you want more help, just let me know.

Now... about your delightful card! HOW PRETTY to use the dry embossing the way you have! I wonder if any of my folders is for a frame like that. I admire how you centered the image so perfectly.

Thanks for the video link - I was not aware of the product. Even though she showed an over-size EF, she used A2 card stock, so I wonder how the product works on the over-sized folders with a 5x7 piece of paper?

hmmmm - food for thought. Thank you so much, Benzi (and your card is gorgeous! xo