Saturday, 22 November 2014

Winter / Christmas Photo Frame

Christmas Card with internal Photo Frame

Product used in the making of this card were ;
Colour Chemistry Bottled Inks Regal Claret,Citrus Lime and Glorious Gold
Colour Chemistry Ink Pads Spring Green, Forest Green, Green as Grass, Valentine, Fired Brick, Slate Grey and Powder Blue.
A Piece of Acetate cut to fit inside frame
1mm thick double sided foam pads or tape 
Pale Blue Vellum
Fluffy Stuff 
A blank Scallop edge 8 x 8 card
and Stickles or glitter.

Firstly I cut a blank piece of card and rounded of the 2 corners to fit inside a blank 8 x 8 scallop edged card. Tear the vellum to make hills, stick onto card. Use a wet wipe dipped into the powder blue and slate grey ink pads then randomly dab onto card turning in the fingers to fill the sky area. Then take the Beech tree and stamp onto card, then I used the Oak to stamp the other trees. Add the fluffy stuff and heat to make snow, then apply the stickles to the fluffy stuff but do not cover completely. Leave to one side to dry.

Take a piece of stamping card and cut to fit inside the card comfortably leaving room on the left hand side to allow for access to put photographs in. 
Leave a half inch border all round and cut out the centres using a craft knife or die cutting machine if you have one. Do not glue the acetate in place until you have decorated the frame using inks in spray bottles and then stamp on top once dry,

Take the acetate and using a double sided tape apply to frame. Using the foam tape apply it to the top, middle and bottom borders of frame and to the right hand vertical side of frame do not put any down the left hand or middle vertical borders. Line up carefully and stick to the inside of the card. Then put the stamped front onto the card using glue.

I checked the aperture was ok and stamped onto a scrap of card to check the fit for the photographs that this card was requested for.

This card was a bit of a challenge for me as I had never made anything like it before but I think it has worked quite well all things considered.

The Big Christmas Collection of stamps is on special offer this week at Oak House Studio and a very useful set of stamps it is too !

Thank You for Looking

Love Doreen 


Elaine said...

A great Winter card and it would make a lovely gift too. Well done Doreen!

Doreen Sympson said...

Thanks Elaine, your comments are well received and mean a lot to me xx

Sylv said...

Wonderful idea for adding photos to the card, love the use of the vellum for the background.

Sylv xx