We just received these Prima Metal Frames at Urban Scrapbook last week, and I could hardly wait to alter one!
I love the distressed colour of the frame, so I didn't want to completely cover it on the inside. I started off die-cutting two chipboard pieces with Sizzix's Tim Holtz Trellis Frameworks die. Next with my patterned paper, I wanted it the double width for my frame so I folded my paper in half. When I placed it on my die, I placed the folded edge of paper just before the cutting edge so it wouldn't cut out. I then glued my chipboard to the back of the paper, clipping a bit off of the chipboard edge so the paper would fit. I die-cut my matchbook box from patterned paper, inserting the mini heart in the movers and shapers matchbook die before I cut it out. I inked the edges before gluing together.
After sanding and inking the edges of my Trellis, I randomly applied Stampendous Aged Silver Embossing powder. I then took a Stationer's Desk small journaling card and embossed it with a Vintaj Moroccan Fresco Embossing folder. I inked it on the raised areas and edges. Before adding these pieces, I cut a strip of paper the width of the inside edge, inked it and adhered it all around the inside of the frame. I adhered the embossed card first to the back of the frame, and then pop-dotted the Trellis next.
Once my back two pieces were in place, I was ready to finish it off. I stamped on two other journalling cards, (Prima's Stationer's Stamp), inked the edges and adhered to my Trellis. The ruler was also a stamped image cut out. I then glued a small metal heart to the inside of my Matchbook box and adhered that on top of the papers. I then added in a mixture of Prima flowers and Sizzix die-cut Tattered Bigz flowers, Tattered Decorative Strip Flowers and Spring Greenery.
To finish off the inside, I painted and embossed a Prima Resin Butterfly, and adhered that to the corner of the matchbox with pop dots.
I tied some stained seam binding to the top of my frame and I was finished. Instead of the journalling cards, you could tuck in a small photo there. Love making these small shadowboxes, there's one that's shaped like a vintage television that I really like too.
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