Monday, July 30, 2012

Frenchy cards with frames

As I mentioned in my first post I am adding more french style decor to our home. I decided my next project would be french style frames with stamped cards. I have quite a few rubber stamps in my collection . I started stamping in the 90's and kind of lost interest and stopped doing it  several  years ago.  Luckily, I have kept my stamps because I knew I would want to start stamping again later. There are so many papercraft items in the stores and I thought about putting decorated papers together or print something off the internet, but I have so many stamps and still enjoy stamping, so I decided to make my cards that way. Sometimes you just want to do a simple project and hope it will give you the unique results you are looking for. This was a fun project for me because it gave me a reason to start stamping again and decorate our home at the same time. I like that!

 I added the frames to my antique table with a little birdhouse and lace bird after I finished the project.

I started with some frames I already had. They were a gilded gold and pink, but they looked frenchy.
I added some light blue craft paint to the frame intself and some espresso metallic to the floral part of the frame.

These are the card images after they were stamped and I decided on my design. I made these cards with stamps I already had except for the frenchy word background on this card. I'll share more about the stamps that I have in a later post.

This one looks much prettier in person, but it is a little too busy for me so I'll redo it. 

I  really like how this card came out, it has that frenchy feel I was looking for. I have it on the mantel in this picture.

I enhanced this one a little bit to soften it. The floral part of the frame is really darker than it shows. It is more of a shimmery metallic brown.  

This pic is taken on my table again with my faux flowers. Hopefully I will have a garden next year. I think certain types of faux flowers can be really pretty. I will use them a lot in my autumn displays. 

It was evening by the time I got all my pics taken so I included these that I took with the evening sun setting and  reflecting through our patio door.

I love the shadows that evening pictures create.

I always attempt to create projects that give me a special feeling, kind of like I am lit up from within.  I guess I look at design and a lot of things in  life that way. Thanks for joining my little tour. I will be linking up to
  Marty @ table top tuesdays
 Stephanie @ under the table and dreaming Sunday Showcase

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will take time to leave a comment!



  1. Diane, this is a beautiful project! Coming to visit from Marty's. I am your new follower!

  2. Thank you Maria. I'm really enjoying stamping again and I have more projects planned. I visited your blog and your home is lovely. Thanks for becoming a follower and I am following you as well!

  3. These are so pretty and such lovely frames. Loved the frenchy letters, can't wait to find out about the stamps. Beautiful vignette. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  4. hi Diane, I love your 'frenchy cards', stumbled on your link from the shabby creek cottage linky party. If you wanted to leave a comment on my blog please that would be awesome - I have just created FREE tram scroll background papers!! cheers Trish, Australia xx

  5. Those look darling Diane! So glad you shared these little frenchy masterpieces with the newbie party.

  6. You did a good job on your French styled cards. I think they look very good. I'm a new follower, and I look forward to keeping up with what you do.

    1. Thanks for your comment. I really enjoy making cards and I will have more card related projects later. I stopped by your blog and read about your family. I am following you as well.


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