Now, me finding these gorgeous chipboard pieces coincided with me finally buying a heat gun. No more tweezers, burnt fingers and fishing stuff out of the toaster for me! As you can see I went a little embossing crazy with making these embellishments, but they are so delicate and tiny that they ended up looking rather cute!
Family Frame with Echo Park and Scrapware
Some of my favourite finds of the SENZ weekend (and I had a few!) were the Scrapware products. Now I know the Aussies are REALLY into their die-cut chipboard but I had never had a chance to take a good look at some before.
One of the first things I found was this gorgeous little frame. It’s made of wood as opposed to chipboard and I decided not to alter or paint it at all. I have used the Echo Park “For the Record” Collection as it one I have been wanting to use for ages!
It was easy to measure the small pieces of paper required as I just measured inside each frame and added a 1mm border around each side to ensure they were big enough.
To create the text effect on the trees, I first embossed the piece with a plain colour using Versamark and Zing powder, and then when they were dry I stamped on them again using Versamark, a text stamp (Kaisercraft) and then used a contrasting Zing colour for embossing the text. (In case you were wondering, Zing is just the brand name for the American Crafts embossing powders..)
I love how this little frame turned out – it’s such a fun way to display pictures and paper – without having the daunting task of having to create a 12×12 layout!