Thursday, March 22, 2012

Flourishes Embellished Photo Mat

Hello, Friends!

I have a beautiful photo frame and mat to share with you today by Beth Reames.  This frame uses one of my *favorite* dies...the 3-D flowers!  Can you say yummy?!?


Trim pieces of cardstock to fit inside a frame to form a mat. Apply clear watermark ink to the Flourishes letterpress plate. Apply orange pigment ink to the same letterpress plate, carefully place the watercolor paper on top of the plate and deboss using your Big Shot, BIGkick or Vagabond machine. Remove the debossed paper and set aside to dry. Once dry, trim to size and adhere to the mat. Crop a photo to size and adhere to the mat. Cut a strip of lace and adhere across the bottom of the mat to frame the photo. Die-cut 3-D Flowers from cardstock and assemble. Attach to the mat with hot-glue. Embellish with decorative straight pins and a ribbon bow. Place the mat inside the frame.
If using regular cardstock with the Ink-its letterpress plate and not getting the impression you desire, place a thin piece of craft foam between the top cutting pad and your paper. Use pigment ink layered over clear watermark ink and medium weight (or heavier) watercolor paper - 100 lbs or more - for best results.



Other Supplies: Cardstock, Frame, Hot-glue, Lace, Pigment Ink, Ribbon, Straight Pins, Watercolor Paper, Watermark Ink

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1 comment:

  1. is there anyone out there who knows how to use the original red sizzix die cutting machine,been given one and no idea how to use it lol.any help would be gratefully appreciated,with thanks,Georgina


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