I have received many inquiries over the years about drawing line frames around card fronts. Today's Make It Monday video covers just that! I hope this inspires you to try the technique for yourself!
Here are some still shots of today's project.
If you are joining along this week, here are the details concerning the Make It Monday Challenge.
–A new Make It Monday Challenge & video will go up every Monday morning at 9am EST.
–Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product of some kind and a drawn frame.
–Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).
–Add your link to our —>InLinkz List<—
–You will have until 7am, Monday, May 2nd, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. And you can enter as many times as you like.
–We will be tweeting and posting on our Facebook page every night (between 5-9pm EST) highlighting a Featured Project. These tweets/Facebook postings will just be a shout-out regarding projects that caught our eye. The tweets/Facebook postings no longer have any special merit regarding the actual contest.
–One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Monday, May 2nd, after 7am. The winner will be posted here on this blog post, on Twitter and Facebook. The randomly selected winner will get to select a FREE Papertrey stamp set of their choice!
Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing your projects!
EDITED TO ADD:
Judy asked as to why I drew this frame rather than utilize the Framed stamp set. Not only did I want to showcase this technique because it can be used for any size or shape you need, but sometimes you may also want to change things up as far as where the sentiment opening goes, etc. If someone is uncomfortable with drawing the frame, then yes, it would probably work out best to make accommodations for Framed and stick with that. Just trying to provide options for more creativity.
EDITED TO ADD OUR RANDOMLY SELECTED WINNER:
Congratulations to Lynn Put for being randomly selected as this week's Make It Monday winner! You get to select a free stamp set of your choice! Please email Customer Service with your shipping information and selected set so we can get your package out to you! And thank you to EVERYONE for playing along! We have enjoyed seeing all the entries and inspiration!
Melanie Reid says
It says the Video is private and won’t play 🙁
I get that message too 🙁
But it’s all fixed now – thank you Nichole! fab video and gorgeous card too!
Ohhh Snap says
Great video :D. I usually go for the wavy freehand line, so this could be a challenge for me lol. TFS!
Renee Lynch says
Thank you so much for this video!!
I have seen…and envied…you using this technique so often…
but have never had the courage to try it for myself.
I’m visual…so explaining it to me sometimes doesn’t quite work out so well…
but seeing the video…
now I get it!
I love this technique. I was surprised that the ink dried so quickly as I’ve tried before with other pens and the ink got on the ruler then transferred to the paper when I connected the lines. I will have to order some of these pens. Tku for sharing!
Jacklyn Jessa says
This is one of my favorite techniques! I hope I can find time this week to play along 🙂
Mary Harris says
I have to try this technique!! I hope to play along too. 🙂
Gorgeous card, very clean, simple yet beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Great video, Nichole, thank you.
Tania S. says
Super video, just what I needed today. I love the idea of the line frame, and your instructions make it so easy I’m definitely going to try it soon. Thanks Nichole!
Geri Greening says
Thanks for a great tutorial! I am relatively new to your site and actually the only Papertrey product I have is your paper that I ALWAYS use for coloring with my copics, so I hope that will qualify as my “at least one Papertrey product” to enter the challenge. I do plan on doing some shopping in your store today as well 🙂
Gorgeous! Love love love!!!
I always wonder why sometimes the card in the photo isn’t the one that was made in the video. The line above your “i” in merci isn’t the same as the one you did in the video.
Holly Saveur says
Hi Nichole thank you so much for your tutorial..LOVED it!
Marybeth L. says
Loved the MIM video, thanks!
June K. says
Great video Nichole. Thanks for the tips. (Gosh, I’m sure loving that “Wishing You” set – I think it needs to go on my Wish List).
Liz C says
Excellant video and a beautiful card
Debbie Gaydos says
What a great tutorial. I’ve always been so impressed with how perfect your hand-drawn frames look. I can’t wait to try this!!
Thanks for the great video! Your card is just lovely!
Luanne Ford says
Can’t wait to give this a try! Wonderful, helpful video. Thanks so much!
Sylvia/Little Treasures says
Thanks for a great video. Always love your cards.
this is so clean & beautiful!!:-)
Carolyn R. says
This is so clean and simple! I love it. I’ve never added that line before so I’ll enjoy trying this out. it really does spiff up a plain image.
Also, thanks for showing the pen u used. I wonder about little things like that so it’s like you read my mind!
Marissa M. says
This is meant to be. I just found these pens again yesterday. I’ve been looking for replacements because I love them so much!
judy samples says
Am I the only one to wonder why you wouldn’t just use the Framed set? I realize that you might want to know the technique so that you could apply it to an odd sized card, but this was A2, exactly the size that Framed was created for.
Gloria Reynolds says
The line frame really allows the color of the flowers to “pop”. I love the simplicity and elegance of this technique. Thanks.
essay writer says
very beautiful! thanks for this video)))
Kathy H says
Thank you, Nichole, for providing that little tutorial! I love the framed look and now feel much more confident to try it! I’m always amazed and inspired by PTI’s tips and tricks. Love Melissa’s stamp set!!
Lynn Put says
Wonderful Spring card! Thank you for sharing this great tutorial, it really does add so much to a card!
Tracey McNeely says
Great to see the technique in action. Thank you Nichole. I am going to do the challenge this week, but I think I must scraplift your card too! 🙂
Betty M says
Great video – I loved that you showed every step along the way of making the card. I can’t wait to try this – I love the look of your card. Thank you for making this video and sharing it with us.
what about using a clear grid ruler? no lines to erase 🙂
This is a great video and I actually think I could do that. Thanks so much!
Tried it and love it. Does that pen you used come in other colors too?
Lynn Put says
WOO HOO!!! Oh My Gosh I’m SO excited! Thank you for randomly selecting my card from last weeks Make-it Monday! I had a great time playing along with this technique!
Pat Cirrincione says
Your tutorials are wonderful, and gives me a hands on feeling –
Kathleen Mc says
popped over from a link on the scs forum!
great tutorial. will have to remember ot have a go at this. maybe for my xmas cards!!!
Donna Phelan says
LOVE it! I probably will mess up where the lines connect at each corner, but figured I could also add a gem/pearl/etc when (not IF) I did! TFS!!