Biker Chick Shanna Vineyard has a wonderful idea to share today with our Hello Spring collection. This adorable frame would make a wonderful Mother's Day present, but we will let Shanna tell you all about it.
This was the perfect line to showcase this sweet spring photo of my baby girl. I found a white frame with the mat included at my local craft store and went to work! The first thing I did was use Sweet Pea Vine to cover the mat then used my cutting knife to trim the excess paper off leaving the center open for the photo of course. I love to sand the edges of my papers. It’s one of my favorite techniques to add a bit of a worn look or to take the brightness of something down a notch. I sanded the edges of the Sweet Pea Vine paper as well as the blue, orange, and pink paper flowers. It’s a subtle effect but I love how it turns out. You can see the sanding best in the close-up photos.
Next, I cut the edges of the Decorative Edge Cardstock off and glued them around the outer edges of the mat. This adds a fun and colorful frame around the inside of the white wood frame. Then, I gently lifted each one of the circles up so they would pop off the mat a bit for a little more texture.
Last, I added the tag, butterfly, and layered the flowers from the Paper Flowers Kit. These add all the fun and happy details to the frame. Another technique I use on MOST of my projects is using pop-dots to create dimension. I’m a little obsessive about my creations looking dimensional. Using pop-dots to make the flowers stand up off the matt adds more texture, dimension, and in my opinion makes it a little more whimsical and FUN!!!
Please visit Shanna's blog Art Made with Heart for more wonderful ideas from this talented Biker Chick.
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