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Stretching Your Frame Dies

by Jessica Frost-Ballas June 13, 2019 7 Comments

Good morning! Jess here with a fun and simple way to get more use out of your frame dies!

I just love the new Jungle Frame Fancy Die that was released as an add-on with this month's My Monthly Hero kit and wanted to find different ways to use it! So I started by die-cutting it with Pitch Black cardstock. I cut it in half length-wise and set it aside. Next I took a panel of Dove White cardstock and masked off 1/2" of the bottom. Then I used a blending brush to carefully blend Aquatic Bold hybrid ink on the bottom of the panel fading out to white at the top. Then I adhered one panel of the Jungle Frame Fancy Die over the ink blended panel with precision glue and trimmed off the excess. Then I added foam mounting tape behind the second panel, adhered that over the first, and trimmed off the excess.

Next I stamped the beautiful toucans from Hello Toucan onto Dove White cardstock with Versafine and heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder.  I colored them with Copics and then die-cut them with the coordinating dies. I added a few accents with a white gel pen and then added a thin layer of clear lacquer to their beaks. I tucked onto of the toucans in between the jungle frame layers and then adhered the other toucan on top. I finished the card with a sentiment from Hello Toucan heat-embossed with detail black embossing powder and trimmed to a thin label!

I hope this gives you some ideas of other ways to use your frame dies!  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!





Jessica Frost-Ballas
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7 Responses

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter

June 13, 2019

This is so cute and you always have such good ideas! :)

Henriétte
Henriétte

June 13, 2019

Wow Jess, if I only had seen the card I wouldn’t have guessed that you used the Jungle Frame Fancy Die. Great idea to stretch this one, I love it.
Thank you so much for this great idea and the awesome card.

Leslie
Leslie

June 13, 2019

Love this card Jessica. The hint of blue sky makes it all pop!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

June 13, 2019

That’s a creative take on the die!! Lovely card :)

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

June 13, 2019

I never thought of this, thanks!

Linda S.
Linda S.

June 13, 2019

I really really like the toucans on your card and the partial use of the frame. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

June 13, 2019

So clever!!