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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Love never fails.

 Today is our Going Grey with Scrap-Creations challenge.  Our theme today is to use die cuts.  I am in love with using die cuts on all my creations when I can, I don't have a huge assortment so there are many creations that I use the same ones over and over again.

My brother and sister-in-law had some photos taken before Christmas and gave us a few  pictures.  I knew as soon as I got this one it would look great framed with the new quote2love set from The {Stamps} of Life.

Here are some basic directions for how I did the frame:

1. Choose frame based on size of your picture (10 x 13 frame and 5 x 7 photo in example)
2. Choose matting colors for picture, sentiment and background of frame
3. Stamp Sentiment from quote2love from The {Stamps} of Life in Color Box by Stephanie Barnard-Licorice color
4. Layer sentiment and picture on chosen colors and adhere to frame
5. Create flowers by cutting multiple sets of different sizes and multiple colors of the Flowers Framelits from Sizzix.
6. Once you have cut out multiple sets, lay the flowers out, spritz them with water and carefully crumple them.  Once you have let them dry (I let mine dry crumpled up), undo them carefully and layer them on one another using glue dots.
7.  For the leaves, I stamped a Memento Dew Drop in Pear Tart directly on to my paper and cut it out.  Adhere all flowers and leaves using glue dots onto frame.
8.  Add Viva Pearl Pen in Gold and half back pearl to center of flower.

photo courtesy of Matt Adams from Matt Adams Photo

Hope you will join us over at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations, can't wait to see what you do with your die cuts!


Susie said...

Awesome job, Kim.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Kim! Love how your frame turned out, the added blossoms and verse go wonderfully with your photo!

Tina said...

CUTE COUPLE - and I love the frame idea and those sweet flowers really make the whole thing pop. Great job.

have a fabulous day

Gerrie Johnnic said...

This is beautiful GF!

Greetings By Chera said...

This frame is fabulous! I love your blooms- and who can resist a wonder poem! Great job!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful framed image and sentiment. Lovely design!

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