Wednesday, 29 April 2009

I wanted to move away from making pages for a little while and have a go at something different. So i decided to make one of these. Not sure of the name so i am going to go with frame!

Here is how it is made...

Step one: Using a piece of kraft card, i cut out the templates. The size that they are... 23.5 cm by 9.5cm. To make the scallop edge at the top i used the large die from the label nestabilites set to draw round.

Step two: i inked around the edges with brown ink.

Step three: I chose this pattern paper from the Fancy Pants Summer Soiree for one reason. It has alot of different details on it and that makes life easier when decorating something. You dont have to start from scratch you can just embellish and change what is on the paper in front of you.

I cut out the same pattern as with the kraft cardstock but half a centimetre smaller on this pattern paper. I then adhered it to the kraft card, but with pop dots to make it stand out.

Step four: I printed off some photographs that i love and backed them with white card and adhered them with pop dots to the 3 pieces of card.

Step five: after that i embellished the whole thing using punches and bits cut out from other sheets of the Summer Soiree line. I used the pattern on the pattern paper as a guide as to where to add my bits and pieces.

Apart from printing out the photographs this frame didnt cost me very much:

3 sheets of pattern paper
2 sheets of card
some letters from my thickers stash
a basic grey stamp which i already had.

You can find all the Fancy Pants Papers here that i used - Fancy Pants

It is really easy to make and makes a really nice present for someone :) thanks for popping by!


Unknown said...

this is just stunning!:)
will add it to my 'to do list' lol.


Jo Power said...

Beautifyul will try and do one this weekend at my crop. Thank you for the lesson on how to do it.

Mrsjobee said...

Gorgeous - think its called a tryptych (sp)

hotpotato said...

oooo what a fab idea Wendy, I love it.Just popped over to Papermaze and saw the LO for your 20th May workshop...another fab design.....sooo talented girl.

LadyBex said...

that is just stunning