Thursday, March 7, 2013

Cameo Frame card

My week has been filled with creating class kits for the Version Scrap event.  To be quite honest it has taken over 3 rooms and we haven't eaten at the kitchen table for a week.  Even Sunday dinner with the family had to be eaten on the game table in the Family room.  Good thing it opens to seat 6...we just had to put up a car table for the kids.  But really, no complaints here as I will get to spend a week in Paris before the event.  That's worth a week of chaos, right?
On to the project at hand...
Today I am using the Cameo die and the Sized Ovals from Sizzix to create a card.  I chose a piece of fabric I liked.  It has a small scale print which is important as the die will cut away most of the fabric in the end.
I used a glue stick to adhere the fabric to heavyweight Manila cardstock.
The Cameo die is the large base piece.  The sizes ovals come in a pack of three so you can choose the size you need for the project. 
The back of the Cameo die is metal and the Sized Ovals (as well as other "Movers and Shapers") have an embedded magnet so they stick together really well.  I added the largest of the Sized Ovals (4" tall) to the Cameo die just like this....
Then ran it through my Vagabond Machine to get this.
The oval center needs a back so I colored a piece of heavyweight manila cardstock with Victorian Velvet Distress Stain.

I used the medium oval to cut a piece of Grungepaper for the center part.  Grungepaper is thinner than Grungeboard and easy to cut.
I covered it with two layers of dyed cheesecloth (Use a thin white glue in between layers).
Once dry, I drew a pattern for the initial I needed with pencil.
Then followed the pencil line in Liquid Pearls in Dark Chocolate.

The hardest part is letting it sit to dry without touching it.
While the Liquid Pearls was drying, I strung together some old pearls on button and carpet thread (heavyweight thread).
I made the strand long enough to go around the inside of the oval shape.
Before I put it all together, I need a foundation.
I decided to make this a card so I sewed paper from the Paper Stash 8 x 8"- Collage pad to a card base.  The Collage pad has the best papers from all the old paper stash pads as well as the new French Industrial pad all in 8 x 8" scaled down versions.  The paper I am using is from French Industrial.
Now I just add my Cameo frame I created to the card foundation.
Then add the string of pearls with a bit of white glue so it will dry clear.
We always need I colored Crinkle Ribbon with Victorian Velvet Distress Stain and dried it with a Heat it tool.
Now the ribbon goes on with a dot of glue at the bottom.
Just for fun I added one of the extra flowers I made using the new Distress Paint in Mustard Seed, Antique Linen and Forest Moss for leaves.  If you missed it, you can see how I painted the flowers here.
I think it came out quite sweet.  Of course the vintage pearls can be substituted with any color bead for a different look (I like how the daisy makes it not so stuffy).

cheers for a good rest of the week!


  1. So pretty!
    I love the fabric on the cameo frame and I love your flower but I am a sucker for that distressed BG with the Victorian velvet. The whole thing is just beautiful loveliness! TFS

  2. such a pretty and feminine card. I LOVE the ribbon- that is a color I hadn't touched until last night…I used the Distress Paint version on I was making one of the metal flowers on my March 12 Tags of 2013 last night…and loved it but your ribbon is stunning. I shall have to play around with it some more.

  3. I really love this, so chic!! Awesome in every detail!

  4. So lovely! Such a soft muted brown and pink color combo. Have a fantastic trip!

  5. Dear Paula, have a great trip to Paris !!!
    Love your todays work, it´s such pretty and feminin, every "N´s" heartbeat will go up *lol
    CU hellerlittle

  6. Gorgeous project! Love the way you used the pearls!

  7. Beautiful! Love everything about it.

  8. Lovely! Can't wait to 'scrap steal'. Will we see Paris previews?

  9. I sure wish you could pack me in your suitcase and take me to Paris!!

  10. Wow! This is seriously gorgeous!

  11. Paula,
    Have a wonderful trip to Paris. Hope you find some good "junk" shops
    and new places to enjoy.
    Thanks for taking the time to share this lovely project.

  12. How precious! I love the way you combined the dies and the patterned stunning!

  13. You are so inspired and this project is wonderful. I never thought of using my liquid pearls on cloth

  14. It's would be cute to make a series of these to spell out a word/hang on a banner!