Fussy cut frame
Posted by TheDocraftsTeam, 03 Aug, 2017
We’re totally in love with the folk floral scene die from Xcut.
1. Cut a piece of emerald green cardstock to 18 x 12cm and a sheet of white cardstock to measure 18.5 x 13cm. Draw a 13 x 9cm rectangle in the centre of the green panel and cut out with a craft knife and metal ruler. Run strips of double-sided tape along the sides and bottom of the reverse and adhere on top of the white panel. Make sure to leave the top unstuck so you can slip a photo in.
2. Cut the folk floral scene design from two varying shades of green cardstock. Fussy cut around the centre of one to create a frame, snipping off the sprigs on the inside of the design. Repeat with the second die-cut and glue the two together, slightly offset. Cut some bright flowers and leaves, using the smaller dies in the set, and apply a coat of Anita’s 3D Clear Gloss to some of the die-cuts. These will take around four hours to dry. Layer the flowers and leaves around the edge of your frame and glue in place.
3. Create a stand for your frame by cutting an 18 x 7cm piece of white cardstock and folding in half. Trim a strip of cardstock to measure 2 x 8cm and use an embossing pen to score every 2cm. Fold alternately to create an ‘M’ shape and stick either end inside the folded panel to make a stand. Fix the stand to the back of your frame and slip in a photo to finish.
Project and how-to instructions by Charlotte Pollard. Project originally published in issue (81) of docrafts Creativity magazine.