Monday, August 21, 2017

One of a Kind

Hello friends, today I am sharing a card using some of Spellbinders Matting Basics to created a frame for these gorgeous feathers - also Spellbinders.  I am a great fan of the Matting Basics, they help in a number of ways - first of all - uneven cards and secondly they make layering so easy and these are only two of the great things about them!

I have used the A-2 Matting Basics B Card Creator Etched Dies with the frame being created by using #6 and #7 Dies (#1 being the smallest)  The smaller die has been placed inside the larger die and they are secured using repositional tape, then cut,embossed using the the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" and some of the Lovely Layers patterned paper by Anna Griffin inc.

The sentiment is from Kaisercraft and stamped using Imagine Memento Ink in Rhubarb Stalk (one of my favourite reds)  The Shapeabilities Feathers Etched Dies have been cut using scraps from my stash and then lightly sanded using a sanding block.  I have also used   Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares and E-Z Adhesive Runner.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp -  Add a Sentiment
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Imagine That! CreativePlayground - Anything Crafty Goes
Anything Goes with Create With TLC - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Stampers Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Creative Ladybirds Creations - Always Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas Anything Goes
Dies R Us Challenge - Anything Goes
Tinker- Dream Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes  
Paper Shelter Challenge - Punches/Dies
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Option of Girly
City Crafter Challenge - You Don't Bring Me Flowers (NO Flowers)
Deep Ocean Challenge - Shabby Chic/Vintage

Take card friends and Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{Hugs}}} and happy creating


  1. What a beautiful work of art Linda! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything using Dies’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  2. Linda, your card is beautiful! It looks to me like you wrapped the papers around to the back on your interiors of your frame, as one would in framed art, but I know you did not. (solid white inner wall on interior frame.) Your choices of paper is fab! Its so beautifully-done! You have inspired me to get out my Nestabilities and use them! And maybe pick up the B set!

  3. Beautiful card, love the soft colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  4. Hello Linda … Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely card… Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck!
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  5. Linda this is beautifully crafted and perfect for our 13th ‘ATG with CREATE WITH TLC’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
    {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  6. Linda this is beautiful!!! So beautiful! Thank you for playing along with us at Dies R Us challenges and hope to see you in the next one! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
    Jo- DRU DT
    ♥ Dies R Us Challenges ♥
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  7. Linda, I love the feathers and the papers you've used! Thanks for joining us Die Cut Diva's!

  8. A gorgeous creation! thank you so much for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge x

  9. Beautiful card and papers. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Craftyhuzelnut's Patterned Paper, we hope to see you back again. Hugs Agnieszka chanya13

  10. What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing it over at the Tinker Dreams Blog.
    Hugs Kerstin (TD Design Team)

  11. Very nice. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts.

  12. Love this Card! The feathers are so perfectly placed and framed. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)


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