Friday, January 11, 2019

Stretch Those Frame Dies!

Hello friends!
I am popping in to share a Clean and Simple Card with you.
Today's card serves as an example how you can stretch those expensive frame dies!
 I am using Lovely Border for this purpose.
i love u (3)

The main component of this card is all that background, focal point and sentiment.
The darling image of the bear comes from "Key to My Heart" Stamp set (Penny Black).

i love u (2)

The neatest thing about this card is all that dry-embossed heart frame!
When I first got the frame die, I left them as it and used the tan embossing mat under and ran the entire thing through my Grand Caliber. You can do this with all the die cut machine as long as you have a Tan Embossing Mat.

i love you

You are then left with these amazing dry-embossed patterns from using the dies!
With this, do you think the dies' cost is more justified? I think so.😁

i love u

I hope today's post prompt you to look at your frame dies.
The die frames with stitching, lines or any small patterns will be most suitable for this purpose.
Simple arrange the dies ( however you like it) and adhere a piece of Washi Tape to secure when dry-embossing.

You can check out Penny Black's Happy Heart Day Collection here

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Maria Giselle B. said...

Love the die you used and how you gave it a different effect with embossing it.-Maria Giselle B. (

Cindy C. said...

Sweet!! The background is awesome. Thanks for sharing the great idea!

Lin said...

Oh, V, you made this teddy-loving girl smile! This is darling!

Denise Bryant said...

Sweet card! Love the embossed design and the cute bear!

Sue D said...

Wonderful results using these dies for embossing. Cute bear too.

Harriet said...

have been dry embossing lately and liking the finished project! And I agree 100% in order to justify the expense of some dies, we must use them in a creative way and dry embossing is an excellent example!

conil said...

OH, be still me heart! You must have created this for me...all that luscious dry embossing. *SIGH*! The perfect framework for that adorable bear.

Happy Dance said...

I always forget about this 'stretcher,' Virginia; thanks so much for such a cute reminder! Darling card. Happy 2019. Bev

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love that bear! Great job with the dies!

Linda BL said...

The dies make the perfect frame for the cutest bear! Love this card.

Purple Princess said...

So cute! Love the bear!!