Monday, December 8, 2008

Sneak Peek: Framed Friends

Here is a 4 1/4 " square card I made with Asela's new set "Framed Friends". It's really cute for making kind of "pocket-sized" Valentines (you'll see!) . Knowing me, I had to start by inking up her "snail mail" image! (if you've gotten mail from me before, then you know it is snaaaaaaaaaaaaaail maaaaaaaaail!!!)

I used my postage decorative edge scissors which I think is so cute with this stamp (and looking at my sample now, I see I was holding my scissors" upside down"!! the bumps are facing out instead of in!! sigh, oh well! you wouldn't have noticed, right??) The hearts are stamped on Real Red CS, outlined with a Lipstick Red Copic, highlighted with the Inkssentials white pen, and popped up on dimensionals at the corners. It was fun choosing greetings from the set to frame up my "Framed Friend" even more! Snail image is colored with Copics.

More Design Team Samples:

Asela Hopkins
Carolyn King
Cindy Lawrence
Donna Baker
Emily Giovanni
Erika Martin
Jessica Fick
Joanne Basile
Kurtis Amundson
Theresa Momber ,

of course Gina K , AND our "In the Spotlight Designer", Carolina Buchting!

Tomorrow, TWO sets to peek, can't wait!!!

CS: SU! Real Red, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink; Gina K Pure Luxury 80lb Brilliant White CS

27 comments:

Angie said...

This is so cute! I love how you made this so adorable in a stamp. And no, I wouldn't have noticed!

Theresa said...

Super cute, Melanie! Love it on the small square card. Great way to frame using the sentiments. I wouldn't have noticed!

Carolina said...

Too stinkin' cute!!! Love the red, pink, and black combo...so fun and it cries out love. BTW - I thought you meant to cut it that way, so really no worries, I think it's adorable.

Miss Boo said...

So adorable! I love snail mail!

kellyrae said...

Very cute. I LOVE how you added all the special little details...even the hearts have their little white accents. You are such an inspiring artist, I look forward to your new postings. They always make me smile, and then drool (my cubicle buddies think I'm a tad "off"). P.S. I nominated you for a new blog award, check it out on my blog.

catdidit said...

OOooo what an awesome card Mel!! LOVE the red! and all the details you have on this! You rock!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THis is too, too cute Melanie! Love it!

Amy Johnson said...

This is just too cute! I love it!

Carolyn King said...

couldn't be any cuter...love those heart accents!

Jessica said...

Cute, Cute, Cute!! Love this little snail and your card! Great job.

asela said...

HOT Dog!!! this is so die for adorable. Your choice of colors is perfect and that coloring is the best ever!!!!

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

I would never have noticed. :) This is so adorable. I love the love note size card!

jules p said...

I LOVE this. My hubby works for the snail mail company and I just love anything with this theme!
Can't wait to see the whole set.

Bee said...

Adorable!!♥♥♥ :-D

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super duper cute Melanie!!

Tessa said...

This is super cute!!!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Awwww....Melanie, this is sooo sweet! Love the way you framed the image! The hearts in the corners are tooooo cute!

Allison said...

This is so cute! And I honestly didn't notice the scissors until you mentioned it!

Joanne B. said...

Super supcer cute! Love the color combo, love the faux postage, beautiful!

ALLY said...

Adorable Melanie!!!!!

Michelle said...

So cute!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Adorable! Love the sentiments around the sides with the hearts in the corners!!
hugs, Jami

Kurtis said...

So Cute!! I figured that you where going for scallops instead of the postage look. :)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Awwwwwwww........how cute is that and I can see so many adorable "snail mail" ideas!!!

Littlekel90 said...

This snail is really cute, and no I wouldn't have noticed either!! :D LOL (you should have kept it a secret) typing in my quietest clicks ;) Kel

Donna said...

so cute to put the sentiments aroudn the focal image! love the corner hearts

Deb Wood said...

This is way cute!!