Technique Junkies

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Faux Frame CASE

Welcome to Technique Time Tuesday :)

My name is Hayley Kew, and I am your hostess for the month of November.

This month I got to choose the technique we would experiment with and one that I had not tried which I have been wanting to test out is the 
Faux Frame Technique

This technique is just PERFECT for bringing some of the focus to your stamped focal point or sentiment.

As the monthly hostess, I get to CASE a card from the linked creations.

It was a tough call with so many FABulous projects to choose from but in the end I went with the gorgeous card created by Brenda

Her frame was well executed and the floral embellishment along the left of the card was FABulous. There was so much texture and feel to this card I just had to create my own! Well done, Brenda :)

On the card I created I tried to mimic the texture of the background piece of card stock and of course wanted to make sure my flowers had a little bling in the centres also :)

Make sure you collect your CASEd on Technique Time Tuesday badge to display on your blog!!!

If you have not linked up with us yet this month, don't worry you still have a few days left!!! Here is the link to our tutorial that Mynnette has created, we would LOVE to see what you have to share - PS: there is a FABulous prize up for grabs just in time for the Holidays!!! 

Happy Stamping
Hayley :)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Faux Cloisonne Challenge Winners

The entire crew would like to say a HUGE thank you for entering our challenge! We love visiting your blogs and are always inspired by your creations! 
Drum Roll please........ 

Congratulations!!! You win the amazing prize package offered by last month's hostess, Louise! Please email Mynnette at to claim your prize! AND, don't forget to grab your badge from the tab up top! 
Our Showcased cards in numerical order:

#3 Rachel Fisher

Congratulations to you all! You win a digital sentiment made by Mynnette! Please email her at to claim your prize! AND, don't forget to grab your badge from the tab up top!

Don't forget to join us this month for our Faux Frame challenge! Watch the video tutorial and link up your projects HERE in the original challenge post!

HUGS and happy crafting, friends! :)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tips and Variations for Faux Frame ...

Hi lovely peeps, Karen P here to talk and share with you today.  We are one week into our FAUX FRAME challenge and I'm here today to share some tips and variations to this super fun and easy technique.  So let’s get started, shall we?

Katy D  says …
1. You can use your Cricut to make the die cuts and frames.  The George cartridge has shapes and the silhouette feature will make a frame for the corresponding shape.
Karen H says …
1. Wanted to stress what Katy says about using the Cricut as she does not have nesting dies.  Karen used the Elegant Edges cartridge and it worked wonderfully for her.
2. Use a gentle touch when sponging and start very light.  You want to make sure to have it a little darker closer to the edge of the frame to create depth.

Julz says ...
1.     Experiment with different sizes of die cuts or vary the frame itself so that the edges are not even on all sides.
2.     Twist the inner frame by tilting the inner piece so that it is off centre.
3.     Use multiple ink colours whilst colouring for a fun twist.
4.     Use two random shapes, e.g. a circle and an oval, that will fit inside one another

Mynnette says …
1.     Try using different colours of inks to create a sky effect, e.g. blue for a sky, or other hazy effect.
2.     Using thinner paper as a mask will help when you stamp in your frame.

Ellen says …
1.     To make a thinner frame just leave the die cut in the die and add colour.  Remove the die and you have a die cut with a thin frame.  For this variation there is no need to cut out a mask because the die serves as the mask.

Karen P says …
1.     Do not use card to make your mask because you won’t get a good effect once the ink has been added – ask me how I know this, lol.
2.     If you do use your die as a mask, as Ellen suggests, make sure you clean your die immediately, again ask me how I know lol.

Here is a card I have made with the tips and variations …


Thank you very much for stopping by
Please don't forget to link up your FAUX FRAME creations
to the original challenge post found HERE!!!
I hope you have a lovely day and get to do some stamping!
ttfn Karen P x

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Faux Frame Challenge

October's challenge winners will be announced on the 3rd Tuesday of November, 
so stay tuned to see who won the amazing prize! 

November's Top Winner will receive 
offered by our hostess, Hayley!!! 

Here's what you could win~

Stamp A Tag Kit ~ The kit contains materials for 24 tags!!!

Each stamper who's card is showcased 
will receive 1 digital sentiment made by Mynnette! ;) 

Here's the digi sentiment you could win~

With all that taken care of, let's get to it! We've got another fabulous challenge for you this month at Technique Time Tuesday--it's called FAUX FRAME!!!  We cannot wait to see what amazing creations you create with this month's VIDEO tutorial!

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CREATION USES OUR TUTORIAL OR YOUR ENTRY WILL BE DELETED.  If you need to review the rules, please consult the tab up top!  Now let's get started!  I've used my webcam this month and the sound and video quality is much better!  Now to learn how to stamp upside down... ;)

Faux Frame

Materials Needed
  • Nesting dies
  • White/Cream card stock
  • Light colored ink
  • Sponge or ink dauber
  • Removable adhesive
  • Desired stamps, inks, and embellishments to finish project
"How To"


We've got an amazing guest designer with us this month--

Robin Lane of Create-A-Latte!

Here's what Robin has created with a fun variation of the technique ~

And here's some more inspiration from the Crew~

Hayley Kew - Hayley's Paper Garden

Karen P