Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Sunset Frame Card

Palm trees have always been one of my favourite things to draw and they always look great against a tropical sunset, so this is the inspiration for my frame card. 

First I found an image of a round wooden frame on the internet.  I edited it in Photoshop before printing onto white card and cutting out.  I took an A4 piece of white card, scored and folded it in half, then drew round the frame making sure it slightly overlapped the fold at the top.  I then cut the card out to the shape of the frame. 
Next I took a few bits of cotton wool and used them to 'paint' a sunset scene on the card with permanent dye inks. (Cotton wool gives a lovely soft feel without any hard edges.)  Using the frame as a size guide, I drew a couple of palm trees onto black card and cut them out.
I added 2mm foam squares to the palm trees and stuck them in place, ensuring the edges would be underneath the frame.  For the frame I used 3mm foam squares to give further dimension and make sure it sat above the palm trees. 
For the tag I used a textured piece of cream card and inked it to blend in with the frame.  I matted a Making Memories sentiment onto black card, glueing it at an angle onto the tag.  I punched a hole and used basic string to complete it before glueing in place onto the frame. 
For the final touch, I added some shimmer chalk to the palm trees and the reflection of the sun on the water. 

I have created this card for two challenges:
1. Crafty Cardmakers: #95 Holiday
2. Joanna Sheen: Don't be square!


  1. Fab card! Thanks for joining us at Joanna Sheen! Laura x

  2. This is gorgeous. It looks like you are peeking through a porthole of a ship and can see palm trees on the island you are approaching. I love the sun in the background, it's reflection on the water. The whole thing is just gorgeous

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us

    Lin xx
    Crafty Cardmakers

  3. Great Card! The reflection effect you've achieved is fab! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

  4. Beautiful! And such gorgeous colours too!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

  5. Great card, love the frame and your palm trees are fab
    Thanks for joining us at CCM.
    Jules :)

  6. Cool wooden effect on the card frame... as Lin said, it is just like a porthole. I love the whole tropical beach at sunset theme. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Crafty Cardmakers,


  7. What a wonderful effect you've created on your card, it looks just like a porthole and the sunset looks fabulous.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.



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