Hello everyone! I've been inspired the past couple of days by all the cute and bright projects that Sandi McIver has been creating with the Garden Greetings Stamp set so I decided to put my own mark on these cute little flowers and came up with this -- a photo frame! I began with Rainbow Sherbet Designer Series Paper and a Small On Board Book Basics piece of Chipboard. I adhered the DSP with the Anywhere Glue Stick and then ran it through the Big Shot, using the Top Note Die to cut out the opening in the chipboard (and I still have the Top Note piece to use on another project). I lightly sanded the edges to clean them up a bit and then began decorating. I stamped multiples of the flower images on Tempting Turquoise, Gable Green, Green Galore and Apricot Appeal Cardstock, using White Craft Ink. and then embossed with White Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool. The most time-consuming part of this project was cutting all the flower images out (use sharp Paper Snips to make it easier). Each of the larger flowers is actually 3 different layers, cut out in graduating sizes and put back together with Stampin' Dimensionals. I tied a bit of Tempting Turquoise 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon along the top and bottom. I backed the frame with some of the lightweight chipboard that comes in our DSP paper packs, attaching it with Sticky Strip Adhesive. To make the stand on the back, I took another piece of the DSP chipboard and folded it in half, attaching it to the back of the frame with Sticky Strip. I took two strips that were about 2" long and attached them to keep the stand at the proper angle. That's pretty much it! It's not complicated but does take a little time. Of course, I could have made it quicker by punching out the images instead of cutting them but ... oh well!
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