Thursday, February 16, 2012

How to~Create a Faux Framelit Layer

Hi Everyone,
I’d like to share a little card with you that I made featuring a Faux Framelit Layer. So many of you have asked how I managed to get the narrow border on a few of my cards using the Labels Collection Framelit….well here’s how.
Here is my card….and how to create the layer.....
Faux Framelit 021
Notice the slim layer of framelit behind the image piece? Here’s how…
Faux Framelit 001 I cut two pieces of Black Cardstock to make the matted piece. Did you know you can cut two at a time with these framelits? You can, how cool is that?
Faux Framelit 004 You’ll need 1 image piece and two of the same size for the mat. Cut one mat in half horizontally and the other vertically.
 Faux Framelit 009 Apply Mono Adhesive to the back of the image piece.
Faux Framelit 010 Take one of the half's (in this case the longer one) and lay the image piece on top leaving the amount of mat visible that you want.
Faux Framelit 011 Do the same with the opposite side.
Faux Framelit 012 It should look like this…
Faux Framelit 013 Turn over and apply more Mono Adhesive to the back.
Faux Framelit 014 Attach the other two pieces onto the back.
 Faux Framelit 017 Here is the finished piece. I just have to add dimensionals to the back to pop up my image.
Faux Framelit 019 ….like this
…..and here you go….
Faux Framelit 021
Thanks for Stopping by and hope to see you back soon.


  1. Thank you for doing this! I get so many questions on how to layer with framelits -- I'm sending them all here!!

  2. Very sweet tutorial Lee! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Fabulous, thank you for sharing with us!

  4. what an awesome idea! thanx a lot for this fantastic inspiration!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  5. Well I have done it with the punches and now since you have been so nice to share your tutorial, I will do with this. Thanks so much for sharing!