Paper Frame

It is time for another CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. Check out the latest challenge: #39 – sketch.

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #39 - Sketch

And here is my take:

by Karen @ carefree creations - Paper Frame

I knew I wanted to do a frame as soon as I saw the sketch. My only question was how to keep the design clean & simple.

I decided that if the pattern was only peeking out, it wouldn’t be overwhelming. That narrowed down my paper choices to those with white backs.

In addition, I chose to just stamp a sentiment and not use any additional images (again, to keep the overall design CAS).

To create the frame, I turned the paper pattern-side down. I then used a T-ruler and pencil to draw a square in the center. Then I took my Xacto knife and cut diagonally, from corner to corner, of the drawn square. Finally a bit of scoring along the drawn square’s edges and my paper folded back easily.

I know it probably seems like the white sentiment square is just centered under the opening allowing the blue card base to show through, but I actually did a frame there too. I took a piece of blue cardstock and used a square die to cut an opening then backed that with the white sentiment panel. I think it adds a nice finishing touch to the final card.

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A Little About the Challenge: Posted every Thursday, the challenges alternate between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Best Wishes
All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Scrolling Script;
Ink/Card Stock: True Black, Hawaiian Shores, White;
Other: Beautiful Blooms pattern paper; Xacto knife; square die (Spellbinders);

3 thoughts on “Paper Frame

  1. I’m impressed with your creativity here in turning the diamond shape into an aperture to frame the sentiment! The bright floral print really showcases the sentiment.

  2. This is beautiful your decorative paper works so well with the simplicity of the sentiment – Jacqueline xx

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