I am  quite guilty of over thinking my projects sometimes and the result can really be a hot mess!  I really think that I need to remember that simple is good and can be quite eye catching.  Now this card is a perfect example of simple yet pretty.  I cut a base card and added two quick paper layers.  Then I selected a great Creative Embellishments oval frame to surround the pretty image from Simple Stories Sunshine & Happiness collection.  I heat embossed the frame with Stampendous shabby white embossing enamel, added some pretty Petaloo blooms and a seambinding bow.  That’s it, card done!

The oblong frame really centers everything and adds the perfect look to my card.
For this next card, I chose a cut-apart from one of my favorite Graphic 45 collections, Typography and pasted it to a black cardstock base.  I diecut a doily and tucked in the upper left corner and added a piece of chipboard at the bottom right corner.  To pull it all together, I used a rectangular frame from Creative Embellishments, again, heat embossed with  Stampendous Chunky Metallic Seasonings Embossing Enamel.  Add some pretty flowers and leaves, and that’s it, all done.  Quick, easy, effective.
Look how pretty the frame is with the embossing enamel.

The frame just pulls the card together and gives it a cohesive look.

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