Monday’s Technique Lover Challenge was to create a frame and use it on your project. It was a great challenge to use one more of my Encaustic Backgrounds. Did I mention that I had fun playing with that technique?

For this background I used light blue, darker blue and white wax for the sky and two greens and a yellow for the green hills. I stamped the tree from Mini Ornates in Jet Black Archival ink over the background. The frame was cut with Rectangle Nestabilities out of Whisper White Textured cardstock.


My card base is a 4 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ piece of Kraft cardstock folded in half. A 3 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ piece of My Mind’s Eye Just Dreamy 2 Paper was sanded and stitched to a 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ piece of black cardstock. Both layers were adhered to the card base.

The sentiment is a a little Verve stamp I received as a thank you for my order. Yep, Julee is great like that. It was stamped with Jet Black Archival ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut with Petite Oval Nestabilities, sponged with Shabby Shutter Distress ink and layered on a scallop Kraft oval.

I thought it needed a splash of blue so I added a bow created with the Bow-Easy out of 1/2″ wide blue satin ribbon on the left next to the sentiment. Three black Kaisercraft Rhinestones finish off the card front.


The inside of the card is very simple. I just added a 1 3/8″ wide strip of Just Dreamy 2 Paper to a white cardstock layer that was then stitched to a black layer.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day. Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

21 Responses to “Framed Tree”

  1. This is so beautiful! I know you aren’t in Niceville any longer, however, I will be transferring there on June 10 and I have purchased a home as far south in Crestview possible.

  2. Wow! This is impressive. What a gorgeous encaustic background for your image. Your blue bow is the perfect finishing touch!

  3. Oh how gorgeous, Beate! I LOVE this!

  4. WOW!!! This is GORGEOUS! What a fantastic scene..and that frame…WOW..Awesome!

  5. Love this card too Beate.

  6. Oh goodness Beate, this is just stunning! I’m going to have to try this encaustic background, it just looks so stunning against the black in these colors!

  7. WOW Beate! This card is fabulous! I love all the layers – the frame you created & that sky background is beautiful!

  8. So beautiful! Love the frame and the background is beautiful!

  9. This is just stunning Beate! That image can be used for sooo many occasions and I love the technique!

  10. Amazing, beautiful. Like everything else you do, you make wonderful Encaustic paintings! 🙂

  11. Beate, deine Karte sieht richtig klasse aus, die Farbenkombi ist perfekt und der HG vom Bild gefällt mir auch suuper. Schick… Liebe Grüße…;-) Silke

  12. GORGEOUS! Your background turned out beautifully, wow!
    I never think to make frames using my nesties….hmmmmm must try that…he! TFS!

  13. the tree is so cool and love your background for it and terrific frame!

  14. I love this! The watercolor background is so pretty and the black makes it pop. Love the frame in white too.

  15. What a beautiful card!!!!!! I love the background and that knarly tree!!!! It’s awesome.

  16. Beate – this is stunning. Wow – who knew you could make art with stamps, ink and wax…great card.


  17. I have been loving to read all I can about the Encaustic backgrounds. The process is sooo cool. I want to try using crayons…but not with my home iron…he, he, he! Thanks for another great card Beate!

  18. WOW WOW WOW wieder so eine megageniale Karte, ich bin sprachlos, ein traumhaft schönes Werk liebe Beate.

    Herzliche Grüße
    und einen guten Start
    in die neue Woche
    wünscht Dir

  19. This is so beautiful! Your creativity just leaves me speechless!

  20. Wow… another beauty! That frame looks so awesome on there! Love the three little black pebbles on the corner and the perfect bow. I’m going to have to get my hands on the black Archival ink… it POPS off the white!

  21. WOW! I am totally in love with that card! The white frame really pops against the lovely colours. LOVE it!

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