Apothecary Art Framed Latch

apothecary art

Hello! OK, if we can get a break from medical issues at our house, I think I’ll finally be back to stamping and blogging! This is a special fold card with a frame that also serves as a latch. Lots of fun.  The picture below shows how it opens.

apothecary art

You create the frame by laying two dies on your cardstock and running them through the Big Shot together. Then you attach them to the card by only adding adhesive to half of the frame and focal piece and attaching them to opposite sides of the gatefold to create an interlocking latch. The ribbon creates a pull for easy opening. I added color to the embossed base by using the direct to paper technique and drawing two colors across the already embossed images. This requires a very light touch, but I love the pop of color that it adds when you need a little extra something on your card. I’ll try to get a tutorial made for this card, so you can try one for yourself, we made these at stamp camp and workshops this month.

Thanks for looking!



Stampin Supplies


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Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Vintage Wallpaper TIEF ~ Daffodil Delight satin ribbon