Sunday, January 17, 2016

Elegant Flower Frame

Hello bloggers
I  had a class this past Saturday and used 2 large Catherine Scanlon images from Art Gone Wild.
(I love her images.) This image is about 4"X 6" and needs to be used on a 5"X 7" card. Some of my students are not big fans of 5"X 7" cards so I put on my thinking cap to see how we could still use this gorgeous image. 

Today I will be sharing with you 2 cards using the same image. 
I can't wait to show you how I used that large image to work on a 4.25"X 5.5" card. 

First let me share the stamp image with you,
 it is called Elegant Flower Frame. 
I just love this stamp.


Here is the first card we did in class, notice I used the stamp in the usual way
 and as you see it takes up most of the 5"X 7" card front.


The class was a technique class using Pan Pastels as the coloring medium. So the students were exposed to the  Pan Pastels as a coloring medium.
They are so rich and so smooth. Easy to blend. And a little goes a long way!!
 The students fell in love with Pan Pastels.

Let me move on to the  2nd card we made, still using this same stamp, 
but now the card size is an A2 card (4.25"X 5.5") The students were so excited to use the larger stamp and still  be able to use it on an A-2 size card.

Here is the A2 card closed.


And here is the inside of the card


In looking at the whole stamp image, I saw that label area and decided that was where I was going to be able to cut the image apart, making two areas that compliment each other. By cutting at the label area, I would be keeping most of image intact to use on the card front and the label part would go on the inside of the card.

Note that on the smaller card, those large flowers still fit perfectly on the front, I used softer colors that really are not showing up very well (sorry).

For those of you who pass up on larger stamps. look at them with a closer eye and you may find that you can still use the stamp, by just cutting the stamped image apart and using the parts in different areas of the card.

SUPPLIES USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps:  Art Gone Wild - Catherine Scanlon - Elegant Flower Frame
Paper/Card Stock
: Yellow CS, Purple CS
Ink: India Ink - Black
AccessoriesBorders - Hot Off The Press, Elizabeth Crafts, Pan Pastels (various colors)

I am submitting my cards in the following challenges:


  • Artistic Stampers  Anything Goes (#103)
  • Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes (#180)
  • One Crazy Stamper Anything Goes (no digital images allowed) (#44)
  • The Sisters of Craft Anything Goes (#134)
  • Scrappers Delights   Always Anything Goes (#159)
  • Crafting-With-Friends Anything Goes (#66)
  • Creative Fingers -   No.100 - (W2 of 2) Anything Goes (#212)
  • Morgan's Art World -  No.15 - (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes (#49)
  • Simply Papercraft -  No. 21 - Anything Goes (#77)


  • Please stop back Tuesday for another large Catherine Scanlon stamp and 
    how I used it to fit an A-2 sized card.

    Thanks for stopping in and I will see you soon



    10 comments:

    Verna Angerhofer said...

    Beautiful cards and love the soft colors on them.

    Donna Ellis said...

    Wow! Beautiful image, Barbara, and lovely cards using the variety of techniques - everyone must have loved the class. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #25.
    crafty hugs,
    de
    {Creative Smiles}

    Shona Erlenborn said...

    Very clever Miss Barbara! Love what you did here. The colors are gorgeous on both.

    Leanne said...

    Gorgeous love the colors but the flowers are my favorite, so you nailed it. Thanks for entering our challenge at One Crazy Stamper. Nicely done.

    Leanne DT/OCS

    cecilia gunnarsson said...

    Love your card with that flowers!! A beutiful creation!!!!
    Thank you so much for entering our Monthly challenge at Scrappers Delights DT
    ciccividpennan {My personal Blog}
    Scrappers Delights

    applejack cards by sue said...

    This is so lovely, the inside is as gorgeous as the outside. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT. xx

    M DelValle said...

    Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights. Maria

    Helen said...

    A great card - thanks for joining us at the Sisters of Craft Challenge.

    Helen x

    Nat said...

    I love these colours and your beautiful design!! :) Thanks, for playing along in this months challenge over at One Crazy Stamper! Smiles from Nat DT member :)

    Dee Adams said...

    What a lovely cards Thank you so much for joining us over at The Artistic Stamper and good luck for the Challenge. x