This technique is all about illusion!
First you will mask off a border on your cardfront.
I measured 1/2" for my sample.
Then using a medium size stamp, stamp images here and there, being sure to connect them in some way to the border area and to each other.
Stamp with versamark and emboss with EP.
Now draw a line using a ruler around the front at your desired
frame width. Using a craft knife, cut along the border and around the images.
You should end with open spaces around the
images with a clear border area *see above*
Layer a metallic paper behind the cutout front
and finish as desired.
This sounds harder than it is and you end up
with a really cool effect.
Images used were by Magenta and Non Sequitur