Put a Frame on itMay 2, 2012 10:37 am Crafts, Paper Crafts, Seasons, Spring, Techniques and Mediums
By Cardmaking & Scrapbook Layout Contributor, Peg from the blog Peg’s Crafting Corner.
Around my home we always seem to have great opportunities to take pictures of wildlife. Every year we have several different types of butterflies that enjoy these purple phlox I have planted. Butterflies are one of my favorite things to take pictures of and make into layouts. Often though, it is hard to see them in a picture. Do you have pictures like that? Where there is so much in the picture it’s hard to see the subject? There’s a fun way to draw attention to them in your layouts…frame them!
- Bo Bunny Gabrielle Flight 12 x 12 Paper
- Butterfly Embellishments from the Gabrielle Line
- Coredinations Black Magic Cardstock-Orange
- Coredinations Sanding Tool
- Dust Buddy Tack Cloth
- Lagoon Stickles
- EK Layering Heart Punch
- EK Large Butterfly Punch
- Light Yellow Cardstock
- Light Orange Cardstock
- Orange Coredinations Hocus Pocus Cardstock
- Heritage Cricut Cart
- Cricut Die Cut Machine
- Favorite Adhesive and Tape Runner
Start by attaching your photos to your layout using your favorite tape runner.
Punch 1 heart per picture on your layout from the light yellow cardstock using the EK Layering Heart Punch set to the middle heart and lay aside the solid heart to use on another project. Take the open heart pieces, which will be the frames for the subjects in your photos, and go around the top of the heart with the Lagoon Stickles. Lay all of the pieces aside to dry.
Using the EK large butterfly punch, punch 2 butterflies from the orange Coredinations cardstock and sand the wings with the sanding tool inward leaving the body of the butterfly and antennae black. Wipe off the pieces using the tack cloth to remove any leftover dust and then run a line of Lagoon Stickles down the center for the body and allow to dry.
Next, you will use your cricut and the Heritage cart to cut the words “Butterfly Love”. Set the size to cut to 1″ and cut the words, “Butterfly Love” using the font key on the keypad and the light yellow cardstock. Then, cut them again using the font key and the shadow key turned on together to cut the letters from the light orange cardstock. Adhere the font letters onto the shadow cut letters using your favorite adhesive.
Assemble all of the pieces on your layout using your favorite adhesive and tape runner. Don’t forget to place your hearts around the subjects in your pictures that you love. On this layout I placed the word “butterfly” unevenly to make it look like it was floating like a butterfly would; which added extra interest to the title, too. Have fun adding special features like this to your layouts, also!
Next time you have the opportunity to capture great photos don’t hesitate to get them even if they are further away. When you do your layout you can add a frame to bring attention to what you love about the photo!