This is the card I posted last night for SCS Techique Lover's Challenge to make a Recessed Frame Card. I could see what the directions were saying to instruct us to do, but tinkered with it and wasn't satisfied with how mine turned out. I then found a way to make it an easier task. If I had know it would have worked so well, I would have taken pictures along the way to show you - and as it seemed many had trouble, I am going to try to do another one and take pictures to post another attempt at a tutorial.
For this card, I used an image I did a while back from my "S&F box" that used the Heartfelt Thanks bachelor buttons stamped 3 times with the White Craft Pad and dusted with the Chalk Pastels. The edge was Faux Stitched and measured 4.25x2.5 inches. The designer paper (K&Co.) base I used is 6x6 inches. I also used a piece of HodgePodge brass for the "love you" frame, and a touch of ribbon. Getting that far, I decided to put my Martha Stewart Punch to use and make a lace border al the way around the card. I cut the lace edges straight off and filled in the gap with a 1/2" circle of matching paper to fill in the corners. I put a 6x6 (12x6 folded) base on the back and it works quite well to stand up on its own.. which was what I had hoped it would do, as it will be sent to my dear sister-in-law as an encouragement to her.
Please check back here later today for the tutorial! I just had my "vision" for what I am doing with my next card.