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Framed Tags - Chelsea with Nichol

Hello! Nichol here today with a Designer Series card featuring a custom die cut frame background with the Framed Tags Chelsea Dies. A good basic die set is essential for creating fantastic custom backdrops and backgrounds for cards. The large scallop rectangle die in the Chelsea Collection is the perfect base with it's stitching and dot detail. For my card share today I used the circle die from the set to create custom windows in the background for the cute Three Amigos and Dos Amigos to pop out of!


The background was die cut from Bristol Smooth Cardstock using the Framed Tags Chelsea Dies. The circle die was used three times to create three windows in the scalloped rectangle. The edges of the rectangle from the stitching lines to the scallop were masked off with post it tape and then Faded Jeans and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks were applied to the background for an ombre blue effect. The background was spritzed with water from a Distress Sprayer and blotted dry with a paper towel. When the post it tape is removed the panel gives the illusion of a Distress Inked panel matted on a white scallop rectangle but it's all one piece! This is one of my favorite ways to get a "faux matted" look.

The images from the Three Amigos Stamp Set and the Dos Amigos Stamp Set (this is a collaboration stamp set with Hampton Art) were stamped on Neenah Smooth White Cardstock with a black ink for Copic Coloring and colored with Copic Markers before being die cut with the coordinating Three Amigos Dies and Dos Amigos Dies. Additional embellishment images from the Three Amigos Stamp Set were stamped and colored in as well to add to the design.

The critters were adhered to appear to be popping out from the die cut circles and the rest of the images were adhered as shown. The whole panel was adhered to a white top fold card base with foam adhesive for a bit of dimension.

The design was finished with a scattering of sequins and confetti, black gel pen to the eyes, and Glossy Accents on the hearts and noses of the critters.


To watch the creation of this custom die cut frame background card from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:


  1. Wonderful card love the coloring xx

  2. This is such a cute card. Love how the critters are popping out of the window circles.

  3. Absolutely adorable Nichol, loved the video as always!!! And I like the Faded Jeans/Tumbled glass combo too!

  4. This card is so cute...


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