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Clear Stamp Set – Frames : CSFRAME
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad: Walnut Stain – DPWALNUT
Spellbinders: Labels Four Nestibilities Die : WIZS4-190
Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT
Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHELRG( Large ) – CRAFTSHELSM ( Small)
Ribbon – Various Codes Available
White Thick Card 220gsm:P/N 40001
Perfect Medium: PERPADCL
Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder : Bright Gold – CSEPBRGOLD
Double Sided Tape – Tape2S or
Wonder Tape: WH2 , WH4, WH8 or WH10
Hole Punch , Low Tack Tape & Ring Clip
Step by Step Instructions
1 Stamp 10 frames using the Tim Holtz distress ink pad onto 220gsm white card stock. Make sure to leave enough space around the frame to be able to fit the die around it.
2 Attach the die ridge side down over the stamped image and secure it in place with some low tack tape. The tape shouldn`t cover the stamped image, this will avoid tearing once it`s removed.
3 Cut out all 10 frames using this die. For an elegant gold edge ink the die before running the card through the machine to emboss the card. Then remove the die and sprinkle with the gold embossing powder and heat set the piece.
4 Then take the walnut ink pad and the cut `n`dry foam and distress the edges of the frame starting from the craft mat working over the gold edge onto the stamped frame.
5 Depending on your chose, complete this on all 10 of the frames or do 5 frames in this way and just distress the edges of the other 5.
6 Now cut out the centres of the frames using the inner line as a guide or cut one new oval out and make a template so you use the oval to cut out any photos you wish to add later.
7 Here are the completed cut out frames for the front and reverse of the project.
8 Select or print off your photos and sentiments you wish to add to the frames.
9 For the reverse, cut the sentiments using the oval template, and then distress the edges using the walnut stain ink pad and fixing the oval shapes to the frame using foam pads.
10 Take a long length of ribbon and cut a fancy end before folding it over to create a loop and the secure with an organza bow.
11 Working down the ribbon attach some double sided tape to the reverse of all the frames. Now attach the photo to the front of the ribbon and place the sentiment frame behind to build the story of in this case a wedding.
12 Continue to add the frames to the ribbon before rolling up any leftover ribbon and finishing in a bow. This will leave space for more photos to be added at a later date should you wish too.
13 Make 2 paper roses to coordinate with the design and finish the photo ribbon before hanging on a wall. This project works well for making a family tree of photos with the details of the couples in the behind frame and will give a wonderful heirloom to hand down the family.
14 For this brag book – complete the frames in exactly the same way as above but instead of attaching to ribbon punch a hole in the top left hand corner and pass a ring through to secure the frames together. Embellish with a ribbon bow & paper rose.
15 Just a close up of the ring or you could just use a piece of ribbon.