Sunday, 1 September 2013

Frame It with Spellbinders Lacy Hearts

This is my last post sharing ideas for using the very cool Spellbinders Lacy Hearts Die set, so I have 2 projects to share!

 First up I have a frame with a wee 6"x6" layout.

To make the wee layout:
Cut a piece of cardstock to about 7x7 and layer edge die cuts, punched border strips, ripped strips and laces (dye with TH Distress Stains or Inks or other sprays) etc. .

To soften and give a more shabby chic feel, I sprayed with Dylusions White Linen and wiped across with a paper towel, then sprayed with Perfect Pearls Mist - Interference Red to give a pink shimmer.

Cut to 6x6".
Cut a photo with one of the Lacy Heart dies. I then matted mine with a lace doily, a Spellbinders scallop circle die and some muslin.
Embellish with some Prima flowers, pearl sprays etc.

To decorate the frame:
Paint with Gesso.
Using One of the Spellbinders Lacy Hearts combos, diecut 3 hearts and then cut them in half.


Paint over the whole frame with a liberal amount of TH Crackle Paint, Tattered Rose. Dry
Then Spray with Perfect Pearls Mist, Turquoise and Perfect Pearls Mist, Interference Red.

Add more pattern and texture with a mask and a Gel medium ( Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gloss multi-medium works well).
When it is clear and touch dry, brush over with matching Perfect Pearl powders.

A couple of close-ups:

And My second project: 
A Baby card (for a very special little one who is now overdue and making Nana wait!!)

The little heart on the buggy is the top of the key die that is part of the Lacy die set.
The pretty flowers are Petaloo Hydrangeas. There is a great selection of these at Scotties, Here

A reminder pic of the gorgeous Spellbinders Lacy Hearts Die Set

The frame I used is part of a set of 2 (one fitting a 12 x12" layout and the other, this 6x6 ) and can be found Here.

Scottie Crafts Wooden Frame Square-shop by product-wooden embellishments-Scottie Crafts

I hope you these have inspired you to create some gorgeousness!!

Have a great weekend! 
Next Sunday Bev will be here with some new inspiration!


Sue Smith :)

PS: If you are in the area, on Saturday, September 14th, I am repeating the class I did at SENZ, using some of the techniques shown above, to make this frame:

                                         Funtastic Frames SAT 14 SEPT 10.30-12.30

If you would like to join me you can book HERE.


  1. Hello Sue
    I am going to pinch the technique of your shabby Bg as I think it looks amazing, in fact the whole layout is pretty special with it's many techniques.
    Lovely card as well Sue, hope the expected Baby arrives soon.

  2. that layering...might scraplift that for a shabby journal cover :)

  3. Fabulous Sue. I can highly recommend your frame class.... having done the SENZ one! Love the hearts and can't wait till I can get my hands on it.

  4. Wonderful techniques Sue. The framed LO and card and just gorgeous!! That heart die is to "die" for!!!

  5. Beautiful work Sue! All the techniques are wonderful!! and that heart die is superb.....