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So, if you’re not doing anything exciting this weekend you could tune in to Create and Craft at 9am for the fabulous Embellishment Attic Weekender, brought to you by the legend that is Nancy Watt! It is an incredible collection of not only beautiful embellishments (and we crafters can NEVER have too much sparkly pretty stuff) but also there are paper embellishments such as mini tags, postcards, die cut flowers and all sorts of other stuff in there!
Now I have a bit of a thing about home decor items at the mo, and I challenged myself with this one – find the least expensive frame I could get and make it look good! No mean feat I hear you say, well when you see the frame I started with you’ll see that it could have been quite tricky, however, I had the fabulous cd that comes with the multi buy on this weekender so I printed out some postcards and a background sheet too – I could have used the postcards from the kit but I’m a cd crafter at heart lol!
So let me tell you that this frame was in a set of three for £1.49 and that was the usual price – not a sale price so you can imagine the quality of the frame!
First of all I covered the inner and outer edges of the frame with background paper so that all areas of the frame would vanish once the postcards were in place. Next I distressed the edges of the postcards and wrapped them around the frame, folded around the bottom edges inside and out, these fold lines meant I knew where to cut so that they wouldn’t overhang and used (my new best friend) a glue gun to secure them to the plastic frame.
Next I used my oldest and favourite flourish stamps from Hero Arts to stamp directly onto the frame and heat embossed with gold embossing powder, stamping once it’s on the frame means the detail is only on the front of the frame.
Finally I stamped onto one last postcard and a piece of Blue Pearl A4+ Card and placed them in the frame. I like to think it turned out ok, do you?