I created this frame as a birthday present for my husband. I started out with a picture frame that I picked up at a craft store. The frame can hold an 8x10 photo. I placed a mat in it that would surround a 5x7 photo.
This photo of us was snapped while we were on vacation in Hawaii, and I just love it. I printed it out at 5"x7". The papers that I chose are Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue. I wanted a tropical feel, and the vintage look to these papers really gave the project a lasting, classic look.
I traced the mat onto two of the papers, then cut them. I adhere them to the mat. I set the photo and mat in the frame under the glass.
I then created all the details for the frame design. The roses and rosette were made using this tutorial. I also made the small flowers (I'll need to do a tutorial for those soon!). The leaves, parrot and small yellow flowers were fussy cut from some of the Graphic 45 papers.
The palm trees were created using coordinating cardstock. I cut the trees using my Silhouette Cameo and then paper pieced them together.
You can get a feel for some of the layering looking down into the base of the palm trees in the image above.
Next time you're looking for a way to preserve a special photo, think 3D. Create a one-of-a-kind, personal photo frame.
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