I got crafty this past weekend! I made a birth announcement frame for my son's daycare teacher. I was inspired by the song "Isn't she lovely" - Stevie Wonder. I also was dying to use this Heidi Swapp frame and the new Tim Holtz Distress glitter. This was a labor of love and a craft of truly epic proportions. The nursery colors are pink and brown. Pink is my favorite color so I was tickled to work on this project. The walls are pink so I though focusing on brown would allow the birth announcement to pop on the wall.
- Heidi Swapp decorative wooden shadow box frame 13.5" x 11"
- Recollections - felt bow, bling, sequin bear
- American crafts - Thickers
- Adhesives: 3D Galazy Gloss, Hot glue, Glossy Accents, sticky dots by The Paper Studio
- Ribbon - stash (perhaps from Micheal's)
- My Mind's Eye - lost and found two polka dot cardstock
- Basic Grey - "happy day" flair from the Hey Girl collection
- Tim Holtz - blending tool, Vintage Photo distress ink and distress glitter
- Buckle Boutique - Dazzling Diamonds (mounted to mat board and cut with Sizzix die)
- Flowers - pebbles, paper studio - spare parts, prima, jolee's, recollections
- Copic markers - E37, E18 hand colored pearls in the bottom right corner
I printed the picture at 25% and edited it in PicMonkey to add the birth info and a simple frame. The picture is mounted on two layers of the leftover part from pop dots. I use it all!
Although it's not my usual style, I took a risk and created a collage with flowers and accents. Some I built by laying with foam tape. The flower in the lower corner was made by my friend Lyne and I added my new fav craft item - dazzling diamonds by Buckle Boutique. My friend and CTMH rep Cardmonkey Jarvis gave me some to play with at Eileen Hull's Paper Trail. Eileen brought mat board and sizzix dies to get our crafty juices going. Thanks ladies!!
Tim Holtz distress glitter is like glass glitter but without the glass (YAY!). It goes on best with a wet glue that dries clear. I tinted the decorative part of the wood with Vintage Photo distress ink first just in case I missed any spots with the glitter. The result is a vintage look with a brilliant shine. Love it!! I also love the depth of the frame. It's perfect for really tall embellishments and for layering to build the perfect scene.
I attached the ribbon to the back with hot glue using plaid hot glue helpers. The best thing that ever happened to me!! I was able to spread the hot glue and press it with the tools and not get burned or make a mess! Woo hoo! I will use hot glue much more often now-a-days!
Well, I hope you enjoyed this post and will let me know what you think!
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