Friday, April 10, 2020

Creative Hacks on Stretching The Nesting Frame Dies

Hello friends!
It is my turn to share projects with you over Altenew Card Blog.
I don't know about you, but I am quite fond of the nesting dies. In fact, I am obsessed with them. They are your basic shape dies and you can always reach out for them if you are ever stuck on ideas. 
In today's post, I am sharing more creative and innovative ways to use these dies, such as Nesting Frames Dies.

My first card shows a rather clean and simple way of using the 6-piece Nesting Frames Dies. By placing the 2nd and 3rd largest dies over the Gold Foil Cardstock, you can easily create a "frame".

 For the flower elements, I used Altenew Artist Markers Refills (yellow, peach, coral and pink) to create my own alcohol-inked paper. After white-embossing Fabulous Florets Stamp & Die Bundle, I assembled the flowers around the frame.


 Within the frame, I added some green splatter (Frayed Leaf Ink Spray) with the help of Feeling Dotty Stencil.

 For the extra pops of colors, I took out the Green Fields Enamel Dots and this card is complete.

My next card has a wider frame. First, I applied the Wild Flora Washi Tape on a piece of white card stock. I took out the largest and 3 largest dies and made the die cut.

 I then stamped the leafy background with Build-a-Flower Torch Ginger and placed the stamped flower over the large frame.  The sentiment was then stamped in Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink.

I love the bold prints of Wild Flora Washi Tape. The best thing is it was so quick and easy to create a frame!
 I strongly encourage you to get any of your nesting dies out and start to think outside the "frame"!
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Harriet said...

VERY PRETTY CARDS! I especially like the frame...idea for me. Thank you and Happy Easter!

Maura said...

Great uses for the frame dies! I especially like the first one with your "alcohol ink" background for the flowers!!!

conil said...

The vellum for your first florals was an excellent makes for a gorgeous card. As is the Torch Ginger card...fabulous coloring looks amazing with the washi.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the frames you created with the dies! Pretty cards!

Shelly said...

These are beautiful, Virginia!! Great ways to use nesting dies! Thanks for sharing! :)

Karthikha said...

Beautiful frames! Love them! :)

Ms. Tamp said...

Wonderful tips for the die use. I don't have a large cutting machine, but these are the kind of results that I can't wait to try for when I do get my hands on one.

Joanne said...

Those are some really pretty cards! I have that framelet set but rarely think to use them.. Pinning for inspiration.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Gorgeous framing! Love that die and the florals you used!

Sue D said...

Pretty cards using the dies to make frames.

Linda BL said...

The nesting frame die sets make the best frames! I just need to remember to use them that way. The gold frame sets off the reddish flowers so nicely. The wider frame made using the Wild Flora Washi Tape really sets off the Torch Ginger.

Purple Princess said...

so beautiful