May 19, 2011

America The Beautiful Frame

Hope you are all having a wonderful Thursday!
This is Gaby from http://www.gabycreates.com/
Today I created/decorated a frame to celebrate
Memorial Day and a little tutorial on how to make a 3D star.


Here's the tutorial: 

I used the K&Co Americana
Collection. 

These are the cuts using "Stand and Salute"
"Independence Day" and "Dude" Cartridges 

I purchased this frame "Bed Post".
I was looking for a crackled one, but
could not find. 

How to create a 3D star from a plain
star. 

Score at each an every point. 

This is what it looks like (minus one) 

Fold downward at the peaks. 

Fold inward at the valleys.

Play with it my squishing it all together
The more you play, the more it works. 

Here you see a finished star and a plain
star.

Tip: If you are like me and 90% of
the time want things inked, but
the parts/pieces are too small, use
a marker instead of ink.  Here I am
using a brown marker to go around
all edges.

For very small intricate cuts, you can just
tap the marker on the opening/cut. 
 Here is a close up of the top banner and 3D star.
 Here is a close up of some of the designs/cuts and the bottom 3D star.
I could not use dimensional foam inside since it is a frame.  I did use 3D glue dots for the stars which I adhered on the outside of the frame.
I am really enjoying decorating frames/shadow boxes lately.  I hope you liked it! 
If you did, please leave a comment! I love reading them!
Thanks for stopping by at She's A Sassy Lady!..'till next month! ~Gaby
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