Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Frame card

Hiya all, 
I wanted to show you how beautiful the Piccolo Frames look when used on a card. 
Here is what I have created: 

And here is how I created it.

First of all here is all the items you will need-

Cardstock cut to 10x8" and folded in half for your card blank, and a Piece of watercolour card cut to 4x3"
Paper & Ribbon of your choice
Inkpad for Background & Stamping

Cut your card blank, and also make sure your piece of water colour card fits well behind the frame. 

Using blue Distress ink cover your Watercolour card, you want this too be patchy as represents the Sky. 

A good tip I use is to give a light spray of water over the top of the card, this helps "soften" the distress ink and makes it look more sky like. 

 Take your frame that comes with your Butterfly Flurry Flourishes Piccolo Set and give a nice layer of  Enamel & Embossing Powder Adhesive Fluid

Apply a nice thick layer of  Mermaid Tears Embossing Powder...I love how this picture shows all the beautiful colours in this powder. Tap off the excess & set with your heat tool. 

Take the butterflies from the Butterfly Flurry Flourishes Piccolo Set and emboss with Mermaid Tears Embossing Powder

Take the Tall Grassy Flowers Stamp and stamp up your card. 
I used Green Distress ink for this. 

Once stamped I then used Aged White Embossing Powder on the heads of the flower grass and sprainkled some across the bottom, heat set this from underneath your card. 
Glue your frame and butterflies to your watercolour card. 

Assemble your card using your paper, ribbon & frame.  Here is a closer look at the Flowers & Butterflies. 

Finishing touch is done using the brilliant Satin Silver 3D Enamel Gel , put 3 dots in the corner of your card. 

And here is the finished card again. I do hope you have enjoyed this little tutorial. 
Don't forget to head on over to Globecraft &Piccolo Facebook Page to share your creations, and pick up some inspiration. 


  1. Fabulous creation Tracy. Thank you so much for the tutorial.Lainexx

  2. Gorgeous Tracy, thank you for sharing.HugsLinda xxx

  3. What a beautiful card. I love the texture in the frame and butterflies. Your colour and paper choices are wonderful and make a really special card that would suit many occasions. ♡ & hugsLisa xxxx

  4. Love the embossing powder on the frame and butterflies, such a neat look. I also think the powder on those flowers is very clever.

  5. it's a beautiful card Tracy.gr karin

  6. That's so beautiful. Thanks for all the wonderful details. Your purples are gorgeous. I have such a hard time working in that color, I enjoy seeing some inspiration in that color. Cheers, Holley

  7. Beautiful card, love the design and that embossing - super!xx

  8. fab hun and great explanation ty for sharing x

  9. Wonderful creation Tracy and super clear tutorial.Janet xxx

  10. Hi Tracy, a beautiful card and great tutorial. Hugs Erin x

  11. Thank you for shopping by Laine xxx

  12. Thank you for your lovely comment hun xxxx

  13. Thank you everyone for your lovely comments xxxx

  14. Lovely creation and thanks for tutorial.KayCBN DTx

  15. Fabulous card Tracy & a great tutorial you have shared, love this technique xxx

  16. I love every single inch! Thank you for your detailed instructions!!! Beautiful!!!


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