Matting photos and embellishments is almost
second nature to a scrapper, but why not try creating a unique
frame to highlight some of those extra special photos. The
layout below demonstrates shows one of the many options
available to you.
Begin by matting your photo on your blue
patterned paper. Cut a piece of cardstock approximately 5cm
taller and 5cm wider than your matted photo. Cut a hole in the
middle slightly larger than your matted photo. You should now
have a frame about 2.5cm wide. It's time to decorate it.
This frame begins with the same technique
demonstrated in Fancy Frames Part 1. Cut several stripes, each
about 4cm wide, from your yellow patterned paper. Tear the
stripes into smaller rectangles. Make sure one edge of each
rectangle has a torn white edge.
Glue one of your pieces to one corner of the
frame. Fold the overhanging edges underneath and glue to the
back. One side of this piece should have a torn white edge and
the other should not. Glue another piece to your frame, slightly
overlapping the non-white edge. Make sure the torn white edge of
your second piece is the side overlapping the first piece.
Again, fold the overhanging edges under and glue to the back.
Repeat this process all the way around your frame until it is
Cut two pieces of cotton. I used white cotton
which I then sponged with blue ink, but you can use whatever
colour you like. The first piece should be approximately 11-12cm
long (you will be able to trim it later if it is too long. This
piece will connect your anchor to your boat. Use your boat
sticker to attach it to the front of your frame and let it
dangle down. We will finish with it later.
Cut your second piece of cotton to wrap
around the bottom edge of your frame. It can be as long or as
short as you like. Wrap it around the bottom edge and attach to
the back. Your frame is now complete.
Next, cut three different sized rectangles
from your Sail Away papers (two blue, one yellow) and arrange on
your background. Place your matted photo on top at an angle and
glue down. Glue your frame on top.
It is now time to add your anchor. To do this,
tear two small pieces of cream cardstock. Make them the shape of
small sand hills. Overlap them in the bottom right-hand corner
and glue down. Tuck your anchor in between them and thread the
cotton hanging from your frame through the hole in the top. Tie
a knot and trim any excess. You can make the cotton as loose or
as tight as you like. Glue your anchor in place.
Next, tear another piece of cream cardstock and
adhere to the bottom left-hand corner. Sit your teddy bear
sticker on top. And finally, use your alphabet stickers to
create your title.
If you would
like to have any of your designs included in our resource
centre, please email them to us at email@example.com
(please make sure all files are .jpg or .gif).