Good morning to you, iCopic fans! Alyssa here to talk about a little stamping trend with you today. I have noticed the trend in stamping lately with framing an image or sentiment but have yet to find the perfect set...you know, the set where the frame takes up the majority of an A2 size card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2).
I love to make majorly embellished cards, but I dislike mailing them! LOL Mainly, this is because I'm lazy and fail to find the time to run into the post office to do it. Having some CAS (Clean And Simple) cards on hand is just the ticket! For me, a CAS card really pops if the focus is a fabulous sentiment and a gorgeously rich colored image. My trick today is to show you how to merge the two.
After trying to measure a border at 0.5 inches inside the card base and failing miserably, a lightening bolt struck! All I needed was a sturdy but thin template! I chose a thinner cardstock (Georgia Pacific white) to create a template to give myself a 0.5 inch border on an A2 card. I cut the template to size and labeled it so I can pull it out whenever I please.0.5mm Copic multiliner to trace over the pencil lines.
This next card shows how the image can really *pop* when showcased on that stark white base. The flowers are colored with the same BV Copics; however, the leaves are colored with YG63 and YG67...I have the new Sketch YG61 on it's way and can't wait to have a shading trio!! The sentiment is from the same Rain Boots set and is also embossed.
Hope you enjoyed my little mini tutorial on framing your images or sentiments! Have a super weekend! :o) lyss