Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Frame it...

Hi, it's Susan here. For my blog post this month, I thought I would share a step x step post on how to utilize some of the gorgeous frames available from WOW. I have kept my layout quite simple so as to accentuate the Ornamental Oval Bird Frame (RWL100014)  I have used.
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Step 1: Separate all the pieces of your chipboard. WOW ensures your chipboard wont be damaged by leaving it attached at a couple of points to the backing board when cutting its images... so you will need a craft scalpel or knife to cut these areas and release your design.
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Step 2: I have coloured my chipboard pieces using markers (any brand will do so raid your kids textas if necessary). This piece has gorgeous ornate designs lightly etched into the wings so I have highlighted them with the black for effect.
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Step 3: Cut around your photo to fit the frame and stick them together. I used a hot glue gun but any other adhesive will do the trick.
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Step 4: Decorate the background of your cardstock with stamping ( I have used my favourite stamp the Kaiser texture grid stamp… I have 4 of them) then spritz over the top of your stamping with a spritzer tool and marker. Stick the frame down slightly to the right of the page.
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Step 5: Embellish your page with some flowers concentrating the cluster close to the bird to tie the layout together… add a title and date and you are done.
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Close up: Here you can see the gorgeous design on the wings of the bird and how the 3d effect is created by the layered chip pieces.
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I hope this has inspired you to try a layout without patterned paper and letting this gorgeous chipboard be the focus of your layout.

- Susan Longman

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