CTC270 – Framed Art

Welcome to the second week of #CTC270 where we are CASEing our Favourite Retiring Punch or Dies.  I may be stretching the theme a little this week, as I am using the Heirloom Frames Dies & 3D Embossing Folders.  It’s still a die, so I guess it counts.

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I decided I wanted to make this card look like a piece of art hung on a wall.  I started with a Night of Navy card base and then added a mat of Grey Granite that I had run through the Subtle Embossing Folder.  The frame was then cut out and embossed in Night of Navy using the Heirloom Frames Dies and coordinating 3D Embossing Folder.

For the actual “painting” I used the Mountain Air stamp set and stamped the mountain originally in Night of Navy and then again in Balmy Blue a little higher and a bit to the side.  I then used the reverse, solid image and stamped this 3 times without re-inking so that it looked as though the mountains were getting further away in the distance.  I added the birds in Night of Navy also.

The sentiment comes from the Label Me Bold stamp set (which is also retiring) and I added this like the description or name of the artwork like you might see in an art gallery.

Next up is Lauren with her great use of retiring in colours and dies.  Make sure you keep hopping around until you’ve been full circle.

Which dies or punches are you going to miss when they retire?  There is nothing stopping you from using them once they do retire.  Why not create something using one of your favourites and sharing it with us on our Facebook page by clicking the image below and adding it directly to the page. No blog needed, so no excuses not to join in!  Could your creation be chosen for this fortnight’s crew pick?

Until next time, happy stamping

Michelle

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