In the Frame

Posted by BeckyJ, 12 Mar, 2015

It’s no exaggeration to say that I am a lover of all things shabby chic so I jumped at the opportunity to play with the gorgeous new Bellissima picture frames. Make your own message, or even add a photo to the picture frame to personalise the card. Create the background by matting Eau de Nil paper on black cardstock and adding a punched Wild Rose leafy lace border. Mat lighter Wild Rose paper to a smaller black cardstock panel, add to the larger panel then wrap Capsule Midnight Blush crochet trim, and Wild Rose and Oyster blush ribbons over the panels and add the panels to the card blank. Create the chalkboard frame and rose as detailed and complete the card with a large ribbon bow, a button and adhesive gems. Steps: The Chalkboard Effect Frame: 1. Cover the frame with a few coats of gold acrylic paint, drying thoroughly between coats. Apply crackle glaze and leave for about two hours to dry. 2. Mix conifer green acrylic paint with a little baby blue acrylic paint to achieve a teal colour. Apply all over the glaze and allow the cracks to form as the paint dries. 3. Using a dry paint brush, apply a little tea rose acrylic paint across the glazed detail to highlight the raised areas, and then finish with a touch of black ink. 4. To create the chalkboard greeting, stamp the corners of a black 7 x 6cm cardstock panel with the Bellissima picture frame clear stamp. Stamp the greeting and heat emboss all the stamps in white. 5. Glue the embossed chalk-effect panel behind the frame’s aperture and finish by adding hand-drawn detail and a few pink adhesive gems. Apply to the card blank using 3D foam tape. The Rose: 1. Cut individual petals away from two or three large Eau de Nil big bloomers. Wrap two of the petals tightly around a cocktail stick with the pattern facing outwards. 2. Start adding the outer petals, this time with the pattern facing inwards towards the first two petals. Move around the cocktail stick, overlapping petals as you go. 3. When the rose is the required size for your project, shape and open up the flower by pulling the petals outwards. Wrap patterned craft tape around the stick.

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