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17 April 2008

Take a Moment

This greetings card uses a copyright-free image

The frame was made using a square piece of burgundy coloured card.

Bleach was applied to a frame stamp by Anna Griffin,
which was pressed onto the card.

A heat gun was used to speed up the bleaching effect,
revealing the cream base.

The middle was cut out to complete the frame.

The image was resized & printed onto glossy photo paper.

The frame was mounted onto the image.

The background is a piece of K&Company paper
from their Life’s Journey Pansy range.

The flower, postage stamp & cancellation image
were partially cut out so that they would hold the framed image in place.

Three further flowers were cut out from the paper.

The two larger ones conceal the ends of the organza ribbons,
which were wrapped around the inside of the card.

A few flower shapes were punched out from the paper
& added to the frame.

This card is for two challenges;
My Time to Craft, where the theme is Framed
& Arty Girlz, where the theme is Ribbons.

Please click on the picture to see a larger image.


  1. Beautiful card love the vintage feel and the delicate colours

  2. Fabulous vintage card, beautiful image

  3. Gorgeous card - love what you did with the free image! Thanks for joining My Time To Craft this week!

  4. Oh this is so beautiful. Love them.

  5. Intuitive use of different papers ... love it! d x

  6. fab elegant card daisy - thanks for joining in the challenge xx

  7. Stunning! Love the bleaching idea on the frame it looks so effective. Thanks for joining in with the challenge this week :o) Jo x

  8. This is fab daisy - thanks for joining our challenge this week xxx

  9. Oh beautiful, I love this type of image and I'm off to look at the site now thanks for sharing and for taking part in the challenge too!

  10. Stunning card ! I love the layered effect...gorgeous !

  11. Thank you for all your comments xx

  12. this is so elegant!!
    vanessa xx

  13. This is gorgeous!!

    Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge :) xx

  14. Stunning card - I adore the colours and the flowers really finish it off

  15. Thanks for taking part in this weeks challenge, wonderful work!

  16. Thank you all for visiting my blog & for taking time to leave such kind comments xx

  17. The woman in the image looks like a young Angela

    I like the feel of the piece. Very nice.