Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Ruler Frame Card by Mandy C



3d Foam Pads


·       Firstly, ink up your ruler background from the Tim Holtz set. As it’s such a large stamp, I lay the card on top of the inked stamp instead of stamping directly to card. I find with large stamps you get a clearer picture if you do this.

·       Blast with a heat tool so it’s dry. My Potting Soil ink is new and so it’s very juicy.

·       Cut the centre of the ruler background out so it forms a frame. Lay this frame onto another piece of card, and using a pencil draw around the inside frame. Remove the ruler frame.

·       On the pencil line frame you’re drawn onto another piece of card, stamp (very lightly) with the Kaisercraft Postmarks stamps. Using your watercolour pencils and a baby wipe add colour to the background.

·       Stamp the images you will need to build up your stamped collage. The Eiffel Tower and the 3 gents from the Artistic Outpost set and the torn strip from the Oxford Impressions plate. Cut the images out. Arrange your images behind the ruler frame so you know where you are going to place the images. Glue all the pieces together and then glue to the inside of the ruler frame.

·       Position the ruler frame over the inside piece you’ve stamped and glue into place. Turn over and cut away the excess card.

·       Add colour and shading to the whole piece.

·       Chalk ink around the edge of the card.

·       Using the piece of ruler you removed from the centre of the frame, cut pieces of the ruler out, ink around the edges and adhere to the frame using 3d foam pads. This adds some nice dimension to your card.
Mandy C


  1. Makes a fabulous frame, Mandy. I love the added interest from the layered pieces.

  2. This is fabulous Mandy. The layered edging gives such a feeling of depth.


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