' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Frame of roses

Sunday 23 April 2023

Frame of roses

Welcome to my second inspiration post for our Country View Challenges, hosted this month by Rachel who chose "Things with Wings" as the theme. 

This time I chose a real winged creature, inspired by a floating frame of flowers and leaves. 

To make it I die-cut and stamped many roses from the The Sweet Life Stamp and Dies Sets from Papertrey Ink set (quite old BTW). 

Then on a piece of cardstock the size of the finished card I placed my blooms until they created a pleasing effect, like this: 

Now I placed a rectangle die in the middle to create an aperture and lifted everything using sticky paper (removable) and run the sandwich through the die-cutting machine. [Country View Crafts stock a masking paper which is great for that.] 
Before removing the paper I put foam pads all around the roses making sure all the die-cuts had a bit of foam and enough so that the frame would be stable. 
Time to turn to the focal point, Pip, a freebie from the Papercrafter magazine issue 183, by Two Red Robins. 

The freebie robin had a die and its own stamp, but, would you believe it, unmatched, since they were mirror images of each other and therefore quite unusable!

So, I went in search of a printed Pip on their website and found a Black and white freebie file. With a bit of image manipulation I printed him in different shades so I could with pencils colour him as I wanted.

I got Pip a branch to stand on, part of the Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 20PK - Christmas Shadow Box by Courtney Chilson and placed both behind the frame, before adhering the card base to the frame and bird. I quite liked it like that with flowers uncut on the outside but reasoned that it would be a better look for a wall display than a card, since I still had to put it in an envelope...

With a pair of scissors I simply cut the overhang following the shape of the card and voilà a standard card size again!

I am thinking of several versions of this one, with different stamps and dies as frame... Watch this space.

Your turn to create a project with Winged creatures and link up your project to the Country View Challenges for the chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop.

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield     I am entering the SSS Monday, We Love Stamping
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  1. Pip looks lovely sitting among the Roses Christine, our Roses are a along way off but the Robins sure are busy in the garden.

    Note what you say about the die and stamp for Pip, not sure what went wrong there but I've probably got the coloured reflection so if I can find it will mail to you.

    Meanwhile my thanks for joining in at Allsorts, Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping challenges.

    B x

  2. Found Pip Reflections Christine, mailed it over to you.

    B x

  3. Such amazing card! I love all the TRR items and Pip is just one on my long wishlist. You coloured him so well!

    1. ... And thanks for joining us at We Love Stamping! Your pencils colouring looks awesome!

  4. Such a beautiful creation with the Robin inside the floral frame!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge!

  5. wow! This is stunning. Love the roses with the robin. So much work, but worth it. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

  6. Such a gorgeous card - and great way to be able to get 'Pip' to the correct orientation to be used with the die. A fabulous result, especially with that fabuolus frame of roses
    Thank you for sharing this with us at We Love stamping, and using the optional theme
    Maxine WLS DT

  7. This is really pretty Christine, beautifully done. Take care and have a very happy week, Sue xx

  8. I just adore your card and the beautifully framed image of that gorgeous bird Pip.


  9. Love how you've framed this lovely robin. It's a gorgeous frame.
    Thanks for sharing at Stamping Sensations.
    Avril x

  10. I love the technique how you created this beautiful frame! The bird is gorgeous too! xx

  11. What a beautiful make! The frame of roses is amazing, loved finding out about the technique that you used and it's the perfect backdrop for that pretty robin which happen to be my favourite birds 😊. I hope you are keeping well and sending you happy and creative wishes! Take care! Hugs, Jo x

  12. Wow that is a real show stopper for sure, love it! Thanks for joining us this month at Stamping Sensations.

  13. Alors là quel boulot ... Elle est vraiment très belle celle-là !!!! Je n'ai pas trop compris pourquoi tu ne pouvais pas utiliser ton tampon et die oiseau... :D Mais bon en tout cas, tu es toujours pleine de ressources et d'idées géniales. Franchement c'est TOP. J'adore ta colorisation aussi, magnifique.

  14. I thought I had already commented on this one but I can't see it. A lovely card the essence of an English country garden xx