There’s more to papercraft than cards & scrapbooking – some of the most lovely creations I’ve seen fit into the “3D” category.
I particularly love framed art. It’s like a keepsake card. I made this for the nursery of a little boy who’s due to enter the world soon. The ‘baby bundle’ – Baby’s First Framelits & Something for Baby stamp set – create fabulously sweet baby paper art. The frame is simple & white from Officeworks and the art inside uses Stampin’ Up! supplies. I’ve selected my favourite baby boy colour – Bermuda Bay and teamed it with Soft Sky & Lost Lagoon. My tip for framed art is to always measure the space insde your frame before creating – it will be sold to fit a 5×7″ photo (in this case), but the actual working space was 1/4″ smaller each way. By measuring, I could alter my measurements so everything sat perfectly in the middle. I ended up selecting 4×6″ as my working size and then added two mats to further ‘frame’ the centrepiece and work to the dimensions.
Once I’d finished, I couldn’t resist making a matching card [because I can!!!]. And now I have a one-of-a-kind artwork to give as a present to a first time Mum. And you know the best part – it hardly cost me anything!!! Handmade doesn’t always work out cheap, but it always looks a million dollars no matter how much the outlay was. I challenge you to make something different this weekend – think ‘off the page’ and find your inner artist. Kelly x
Thinlits: Little Letters
Speciality Paper: Shimmery White
Accessories: 2-way glue pen, frame (not SU!)