Tutorial: Framed OWH award
Hey! Today’s Tutorial is from our very own Fearless Leader, Sandy! Check this out…
This is a little something you can make to hang up in your craft room to inspire yourself….or give it to a craft store or business in your town as a thank-you for their help. You might also make one as a door prize at your next cardmaking party! This one shown was given to Sandy’s local Post Office.
- 8×8 shadowbox frame (inexpensive with 40% off coupon at Joanns!)
- cardstock, designer papers, embellishments
- photo printer, glossy photo paper (8.5 x 11)
- dimensional adhesive
- cuttlebug, embossing folder
For this one, I created a tone-on-tone background, navy blue-on-blue, with the top pieces being embossed using a cuttlebug. The dark blue will allow the photos to really pop. The background piece is 8×8 and the embossed pieces are 3.5 x 3.5.
The center background piece, which will help in lining up the photos, is 5.25 x 5.25. You can mark the center, or even draw lines to help get the pieces on straight and even.
Print the image page; a pdf can be downloaded here, or you can click on the image below once, then right-click on it to save it to your hard drive. Note that if you resize it or print it from a program that changes the size, it may not print the photo block at 5×5, so adjust the square shown here to be 1/4inch bigger than the block you print out. (Yes, there’s lots of white around it, so the full jpg is 8.5 x 11.)