Sunday, September 13, 2020

Frames and Extended Stencils

I have used the new Simon Says Stamp Slimline Nested Rectangles dies from their STAMPtember® release to make a couple cards...
Slimline cards are all the rage!  These new rectangle dies are made just for these kinds of cards, and they are perfect for simply made slimline cards!  I chose, for these two cards, to keep all the dies together and die cut them so that they actually made frames instead of just rectangular pieces of die cut cardstock.  I die cut  the rectangles 4 times and layered them.  
Then, I had to figure out how to fill these layered frames.  I used two stencils and two CZ Design sentiment dies for my frames.  Only thing...the stencils are not made for a slimline card.  Easy fix....just move the stencil down( after making sure it's cleaned and positioned just right over the already stenciled part).  I sponged color on the cardstock with the four colors I wanted to use, then went back over the colors with the stencil...still sponging the same colors as I first used, just sponging a bit heavier than the first time over the cardstock.  I layered the sentiment 4 times, as well...and for this first one, I cut off the bottom two ends of the "y" in 'birthday" before adhering, so that I could adhere it over the frame without it looking uneven...
Here's a close up...

The second one, I used two sets of adhered frames and one of the new STAMPtember® stencils...
and a close up...
This was so much fun...still have two more frames sets to make two more cards...more fun to come!!
Please stay safe!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa


  1. I love your ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great designs; I love both cards!

  3. The very creative design. I appreciate your Great imagination.


I so appreciate your comments...thank you, so much, for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa