Beyond Picture Frames

I had a lot of fun working on picture frames this fall.  But I wanted to go the next step and create a frame that shared some of the Reason for the Season.  I came up with two different frames and enjoyed the creative element of adding a sentiment for the Holiday season.

This first one was a lot of fun.  I didn’t really have a plan, I just played until I liked how it looked.



I painted the frame white with acrylic paint, but I kept the coats of paint light.  It doesn’t show in this picture, but there is some wood-grain showing through the paint.

I used all Stampin’ Up! products to create the picture focal point. The background Stampin’ Up!(c) Designer Paper is  Seasons of Style #132340.  The small strips of Designer Paper on the front surrounding the opening is from the Designer Series Paper Stacks #130134.  The letters spelling JOY and the heart are cut from Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler card-stock #119685 with an Old Olive card-stock #100703 shadow background.  The snowflakes are cut from Whisper White card-stock #100703.  The decorative swirl behind the letter “O” is made with Old Olive card-stock also.

In the upper left corner is a Tea Lace Paper Doilies #129399.  Other embellishments include Basic Rhinestone Jewels #119246, Pearl Basic Jewels #119247.  2 small retired bells were also used.  Ribbons used were Pear Pizzazz 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon #131208 and Early Espresso Baker’s Twine #123124.

The second frame I styled after a Christmas card I made.



Again, the frame is lightly painted with white acrylic paint.  The background in the center focal point is Stampin’ Up! card-stock Night of Navy #100867.

I stamped the images from the Calm Christmas stamp set (clear-mount #132739 and wood-mount #132736) and embossed with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder #109131.  Once the stamped and embossed powder dried, I colored the stem in the dove’s mouth with a green Sharpie.  I added a Basic Pearl Jewel #119247 to the Dove for an eye.

Surrounding the picture area, I used two different Designer Papers from the Regal #130139 and Neutrals #130132 Designer Series Paper Stacks.

I love the Designer Series Paper Stacks!  There is one for each color family.  No matter what your project is – you can always find Designer Papers to match.  It makes it so easy to put that final touch on everything you make!

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Happy Stamping!



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