Tuesday, August 18, 2015

DIY Picture Frame ScrapbookCard: Maraiah Crystal Designs

Hello, everyone!

Today, I am sharing with you my very first post as a design team member for Maraiah Crystal Designs (https://maraiahcrystaldesigns.wordpress.com/). I am so thrilled to be able to be a part of such a fun design team, and I can't wait to share with you all of the fun projects I will be working on!

The card I am sharing today features a DIY picture frame slot. I like to call this a scrapbook card because it's a fun way to personalize a card for someone special. It didn't take very long to make, either. 

I began this card by picking two sheets of patterned paper that complemented each other nicely. I loved the two little birds in the background of one of the sheets, so I cut that one down to 4x5.25 and attached it to my card base. I wanted to emphasize the little birds, so I die cut a larger bird out of the second piece of patterned paper.

To make my frame, I took the same craft cardstock I used for my base and cut out a rectangle. I wanted the bottom of the frame to be large enough for a sentiment. Keeping that in mind, all I did was draw a rectangle towards the top of the rectangle and use my craft knife and a ruler to cut it out. No die/machine needed!

I used a Hero Arts friends sentiment stamp and embossed it in Ranger's Liquid Platinum embossing powder on the bottom of the frame.

Because I want to be able to add a small picture to this frame when I am ready to give it away, I needed to be careful when I adhered the frame down. I used my ATG adhesive to glue down the bottom part of the frame and halfway up the sides. It creates a perfect pocket for a picture to slide into. I can always add a little glue to the top of the frame once I place my picture inside, too. 

To add some finishing touches, I added pearls and a light faux stitching with a cream colored pencil. 

I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed making it! I love being able to give customized cards to friends and family, and I think this is a great way to go the extra mile and show someone that you care about them. 

Please head over to https://maraiahcrystaldesigns.wordpress.com/ to see some more card making tutorials! Maraiah has done an amazing job with posting thorough and well made tutorials, and I am sure you will love her techniques and style!

Thanks for stopping by!

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