I created an open card front using the Quatrefoil A2 Frame. I used the A2 Retangle Classic die to cut the large opening on the card front and also created a bit of a frame of the same size for the back. I sandwiched the Quatrefoil cut in white in between the card front and the frame backing to hold it in place.
I created a rectangle for the sentiment panel using some Distress Ink paper I made measuring 2-3/4" x 4 which covers enough of the front to allow you to put a message on the inside of the card without it showing though. The sentiment was added to that with a ribbon banner in between.
I lined the inside of the card with the same Distress Ink paper for uniformity when the card is closed.
My tea roses were made with a mix of the Distress Ink Paper and solid dark purple cardstock for some interest. The layers were cut and the petals were shaped with a foam pad and stylus before assembling. They were attached to the card below the sentiment.
Cheery Lynn dies used:
My card was topped off with a pretty bi-color double-loop bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using Regal Purple and Rose Bloom Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope I've inspired you to pull out your frame stamps and make an open front card.
~ Bonnie ~