Enjoy making a frame


This is a card that started out as going to be something quite different but I'm really pleased with the finished card. I wanted to show you how easy it is to make the Double Pierced frame so I have done some step by step photos for you.

It really doesnt matter what size die you start with, but you need the two sets of Double Pierced Squares to achieve this particular frame. So, to start choose three of the dies, the largest and the smallest die would be from Set A Double Pierced squares and the middle die would be from Set B Double Pierced Squares. 
Take the largest one, and tape to the card, paying particular attention as to where you put the tape. It must be ALONG the edge, not over it.

Next, add the middle die, taping in the same way, along the edge and finally the smallest die in the same way. The reason that you should place the tape like this is that you need to remove the middle die BEFORE cutting and placing the tape like this allows you to do that easily.
Once the three dies are in place, run them through your die cutting machine with the tan mat and embossing plate.
Carefully remove the centre die and you will see the embossed image. If your machines plates are very strong, it may have cut through in places in which case just add a bit of tape to the back of the frame to ensure its kept in place. You then need to run the two remaining dies through using the cutting plates.

Here is more of a close up of the frame, do give it a try, its much easier than you think!

Dies used today
Double Pierced Squares Set A and B
Teardrop Adornment
Enjoy
Exquisite Poppy
Delicate fronds

Comments

  1. Another beautiful card Maxine its simple but very elegant.

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  2. Another beautiful card Maxine its simple but very elegant.

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  3. Another beautiful card Maxine its simple but very elegant.

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  4. Another beautiful card Maxine its simple but very elegant.

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  5. Sharon Collins O Regan27 August 2016 at 10:06

    Fabulous card as all ways ...love seeing them giving me hints along the way to create beautiful cards .... thanks Maxine

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  6. A lovely card Maxine. Makes me think of a beautiful summer day. Your explanation would make it easy for anyone to recreate.

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