I took a day off decorating yesterday, to catch up on some DT stuff and get ahead before I start to actually paint the walls in Shannon's room.
I made a card like this last week (for a boy) and so enjoyed doing the folded frame, that I had to make another one and thought I would share how you make the frame.
So here is the card I made. My card base is 5" square.
To make the frame you will need a piece of double-sided card stock, that is 4.75" square. I used my Martha Stewart score board, to make the following score lines. (I have used white paper to show the lines better.) You will see that I have my square, with the tip, positioned at 3 3/8", I also draw a line down the score line with a pencil as this helps get it positioned correctly.
Score at 1.25" and 1.75" and then rotate the square 90 degrees, and score again at 1.25" and 1.75". Doing this until you have scored all four sides.
For the folding of the frame, start by folding at the 1.75" score line and fold into the centre of your square.
Next, fold the 1.25" back to the outer edge.
Do this on all four sides.
If you want to fit your image inside the frame - don't forget to do this before you start securing the frame sides :-)
To secure the frame sides; firstly add some foam tape to the inner edge like this and secure.
Do this on all four sides. I find if you do two opposite sides together - it will fold nicer and you get a neater frame.
And there you have it, a nice solid frame.
My little image is a stamp by Studio 112, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black, from Michaels and I coloured it with pencils. I inked round the edges of the frame and base layer with CTMH Sunset ink.
My papers are from First Edition card stacks "Bird Song" and "Spring Feast". The little tag is also cut, from this stack. The tiny sentiment is from a Small Stamps set, by Hot of the Press, "Just a Note". I added a little ribbon and a bow to finish off the front.
For the inside of my card, I used the same base layer as the front and as it has a lovely space for writing your own message, I didn't feel I needed to add anything else.
Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and that you will give it a go.
Back to the decorating for me - hopefully all the painting of Shannon's room will be finished by the end of the week. Then it will be Emily's turn :-)
This card is being entered in the following challenges.
Creative Craft Challenges 2 - Challenge #19: Use Ribbon (closes 30 Sept)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges - Challenge #48: Anything Goes (closes 26 Sept)
Five Simple Things - Inspire Me Fridays #120: Anything Goes (closes 19 Sept)
Just B Creative Crazy - September Just Because Linky Party (closes 30 Sept)
Scribble and Scrap Challenges - Challenge #1: Always Anything Goes (closes 27 Sept)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #29: Anything Goes (closes 27 Sept)
Designed to Color - Challenge #20: Anything Goes (closes 28 Sept)
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