Thursday, July 3, 2014

Video: Square Frame and Faux Paper Piecing



 
 
Good morning!  In today's video, I show you how to adapt the popular and versatile frame in the Fabulous Frame stamp set to square cards, so many more options for your layouts!  
 
 I also share how to customize one piece of patterned paper to look like several different coordinating patterns with your colored markers.  (The new GKD Ang & Me pack has some great patterns for faux paper piecing!)  


Pair this technique with the frame and you have a paper pieced look without all the cutting and layering.   (I forgot to say in the video, be sure to save the side you cut off to add to another project!)
 Finally, add some butterflies with the coordinating Silhouette Studio cut file (free for a limited time on the StampTV Freebies page, we extended because of the backorder! :). You must be a StampTV member to download the file, but signing up is free. Supply list for card at end of post.
 
I threw just a touch of "Bring the Bling" on today as well!  This is a full size set like the one above, I just can't maximize this photo as much, just FYI!


 Supplies:

Gina K. Designs Fabulous Frame, Bring the Bling

Gina K. Pure Luxury Kraft cardstock

Gina K. Black Onyx ink pad

Spectrum Noir Markers: LG5, IB2, CT2 (Copics: )


Adhesive, foam squares, scissors



Kraft base: 4 1/4" x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”

20 comments:

Sharyn Polesel said...

Wonderful video! Never would have thought to cut the frame to make a smaller card. Is there a tip sheet for Bring the Bling?

Melanie said...

There is, Sharyn! :) Here you go!
http://melaniemuenchinger.blogspot.com/2011/03/bring-bling-tip-sheet.html

Verna Angerhofer said...

Bright bold and beautiful and love that you can use parts separately too and have great designs.

Nana Griffin said...

Excellant! So nice seeing more ways out of the ordinary to use this set. I hope mine comes soon!

kepsss said...

I always laugh when I watch your videos. Not in a funny ha ha way, in a shaking my head, laughing, they're always so beautiful - but in this case astonishingly easy way. Thanks, Melanie.

Gayle said...

Your faux paper piecing is genius! My stamp set is on it's way and can't wait for it to arrive.

Gayle said...

Your faux paper piecing is genius! My stamp set is on it's way and can't wait for it to arrive.

Donna Phelan said...

STUNNING!!!

Melanie said...
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Melanie said...

Laughter is good, that's a wonderful compliment. Glad you are enjoying them :)

Melanie said...

Yay! I'm glad to show you something new :)

Melanie said...

Thanks, Verna! I forgot to say be sure to save that scrap I cut off the side for another project, too, hopefully you saw that :)

Melanie said...

I was happy when that idea popped out at me, too :)

Melanie said...

THANKS!!! :D

marilyn said...

I love that stamp set. I can't get over how versatile it is! Keep up the wonderful job!

jeb said...

Thank you. I love how your card turned out and I love the stamp sets.

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

What a great idea for faux paper piecing. I'm looking through my pattern papers to see which ones to use to try this technique. I received my order and am inking them up as we speak. Love, love, love this set.

Lagene said...

Fantastic card! Thanks so much for the video!

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