I stamped this beautiful Chickadee and Holy image from the (sadly) retired Stampin Up! set called "Beautiful Season" onto Canson water color paper and colored it with my aqua painter and SU markers in Garden Green, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron, Basic Gray and Basic Black. I sponged around the image with a little bit of Tim Holtz ''Broken China''. The framing of this image was a little tricky, I don't have any plain square dies so, once I finish coloring it, I cut a dark brown piece of card stock 1/16" larger to create a little border. Then, I measured this panels and drew around them onto a piece of pattern paper cutting with my exacto knife again 1/16" larger so the Cherry Cobbler card base can peek through, I wanted to create a ''mat'', just like at the framing stores. The patter paper then is cut leaving a 3/8" frame. I heat embossed the sentiment from the beautiful Power Poppy Poinsettia stamp set in gold. I was going to leave it like that but I felt it needed a little something so I die cut the corners with some gold paper scraps and the Cherry Lynn Lace Corner Deco B dies .
Here is a close up of the golden sentiment and the other 2 corners, I think this die cut really add a bit of elegance to this hand made frame.
I hope you like this card, thank you so much for visiting, I love to read your comments, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
Here is the banner that inspired this card. Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.