Sunday, November 15, 2009

CAS card using the Festive Frame for beginner stampers!

hi there,
now those of you who have asked for an "easier" card using this set...here you go! I'm so glad you have enjoyed my posts..looking at some of my cards I can see where if you are just starting to stamp, they seem intimidating.
now don't think that with this card...it's not!


  • have red cardbase ready, cut black mat 4 x 5.25 and adhere to card
  • ink stamp using black and stamp onto white cardstock
  • cut out image along the outside border of the image  (you can cut the border off entirely if you want)

  • color oval border and the outside border with black marker (this will blend in with the black mat so you dont have to worry about cutting exactly straight)


  • adhere image to black mat


  • the poinsettia in the upper right hand corner is colored with Copics R59, R27, and Y26. You don't need copics to color these ... use any red markers, pencils, water colors, etc and gold stickles in the center.


  • the poinsettia in the bottom corner can be done the exact same way!!! and you will have a BEAUTIFUL card...DONE!

....the sentiment in the center can be anything you want - I used the nestie and lightly sponged around edges. I used red and black markers to ink the sentiment...

TIP:    I have full sheets of the poinsettia (from Gina K's "A Year of Flowers" by Melanie) stamped and colored - all ready to cut out and paper piece on a card - which is what I did on the bottom left hand corner of this card. Find YOUR favorite poinsettia and stamp a few sheets, then relax and enjoy coloring them all different colors!!! try stamping them on red cardstock as well...I have them also stamped on purple and light pink cardstock, even a few black that are white embossed!

Hope this helped - email me and let me know...and send me a picture of your card!!!
Have a wonderful week,

12 comments:

wordbird said...

Linda...this is gorgous! It will definitly go in my favorites when it hits stv gallery! I just saw your other card on Melanies blog...another beauty! ;D Hugs! Diana Q

Jennie said...

This is so pretty Linda and thanks for sharing the deets for the beginner stamper. It would be easy to get overwhelmed with so much out there...

Now...I have got to say I **LOVE** what you did with this set over on Melanie's blog!!! I was so shocked to see my babies over there, I had to do a double take at this late hour :o) You are so very creative with this set and I love everything you have done with it and now I NEED it, you enabler you! Have a great week!

craftieodamae said...

Gorgeous card and great tips!!

JazzyH said...

That is beautiful!

redwasher1 said...

Stunning!! That's what your cards are!! I got this set and haven't inked it up yet but you have given me a lot of ideas! I was looking for that black and white card you did and hope you post it! Hope your friend is doing better!!

Patti said...

So elegant! Your so good! You make sound so easy GF! Glad to see you out here in cyber space again!

Kym Weber said...

OMG, Linda! I love how stunning and vibrant your card is! Absolutely gorgeous! I have this set and haven't set stamped with it yet - kind of scared! Love the tips you gave - will have to try it!

Lori said...

Turned out beautifully! Great tips, Linda.

Shelly said...

Magnificent!!! I love those colors.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Linda,
Another beautiful, elegant card. I love the colours and the sentiment is wonderful. I really love your flowers.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Wow...this is absolutely beautiful! and so striking! TFS!

color correction of photographs said...

Beautiful card!! Love the color combination. Thanks.

Regards,
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