I am always looking to take my photos off my iPhone, where they are never seen, and find a unique way to display them so that they can be on display. Today's solution: photo pockets...
I started with sheets of bronze craft foil and black card stock, which I cut to size to match Spellbinders Poetry Texture Plate.
Using the largest of the dies from Spellbinders Media Mixage Circles, I cut out a circle from the center of the foil piece to create a window within a frame. I love the contrast of the circular curves with the squared edges of the foil.
I embossed the foil by running it through the Artisan X-Xplorer with the Texture Plate. I ran a sanding block across the surface which uncovers the silver from the reverse side of the bronze foil. This will be the front of my frame.
I love the deep embossing I get with this technique.
I used the black card stock I had cut earlier to back the frame. Putting a narrow strip of adhesive on three sides, I adhered the card stock to the back of the frame making sure to leave the side without adhesive at the top. This will create the pocket and allow me to slip a photo in and out.
Feeling like the frame looked a bit unfinished, I cut a ring out of red card stock by stacking the same Spellbinders die I had used earlier along with a larger die from Spellbinders Standard Circles Large set.
I adhered the ring to the outer rim of the circular window in the frame.
All that I had left to do was insert my photograph, which in this case was a detail from one of my collages.
I love the fact that I can change the photograph at any time.
This project is so easy and so fun, I couldn't resist creating one more using different colors and a different texture plate!
Given the time of year, it strikes me that this would make a nice, personalized gift tag. And although I am not a card maker, I think this would be the perfect embellishment on the front of a handmade card.
Spellbinders Paper Art Supplies:
Other: card stock, scissors, sanding block, adhesive, photographs