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Designs In Black and White: Lisa’s View

Black and White Gift Set

By: Lisa Minckler, Artistic Guide

Finished card size:  3.75" x 5"

I'm so excited to share this card and  altered project with you.  I hope you enjoy it.

Supplies
Stamps:
Sentiment Rub Ons; friend and flowers (Artist's Stash)

Paper:
Chateau Noir Paper Pack (Colorbok)

Scraps of Double-Sided Black and White Cardstock (Artist's Stash)
White Crepe Paper (Artist's Stash)
Acetate Window Sheet (Stampin' Up!)
White Cardstock (Artist's Stash)
Other:
Fancy Tags Die (Spellbinders)

Classic Scalloped Circles Large; 3 dies (Spellbinders)
BigShot Die Cut Machine (Sizzix)
Paper Cutter (Fiskar)
Scallop Circle Punch; 1.75" (Stampin' Up!)
Bird Builder Punch (Stampin' Up!)
Heart to Heart Punch (Stampin' Up!)
White Self-adhesive Border Decal (Artist's Stash)
Black and White Brads (Karen Foster Design)
Half Black Gems (Artist's Stash)
Half Adhesive Pearls (Stampin' Up!)
Black and White Polka Dot Ribbon (Artist's Stash)
Small Standing Picture Frame (Purchased at Thrift Shop)
Adhesive (Tombow)
Glue (Elmer's)
X-ACTO Knife
Scissors
Piercing Tool
Foam Pad
Adhesive Foam Squares
Thin Recycled Cardboard (Artist's Stash)
Small Phillips Head Screwdriver
Miniature Clips

Directions: (For the Card)

  1. Begin by cutting acetate window sheet to 3.75" x 10" and scoring at 5" to create the folded card measurement.  Set aside for now.
  2. Choose four varied black and white designer patterned papers to create your flowers with.  You will make two shapes of each size for your flowers.
  3. Starting with the larger scallop die measuring 3.75" in diameter, cut 2 shapes in desired patterned paper in your cutting machine and set aside.  Selecting the scallop die just smaller than; measuring 2.75", cut two more scallop circles in your next choice of patterned paper.  Taking the third scallop; measuring 2.25", again cut two more shapes with your third choice of patterned paper.  Set these aside for now.
  4. Using the 1.75" scallop punch, punch out two of these shapes with your fourth choice of patterned papers and set aside also.
  5. Taking the  Heart to Heart punch, select the smallest heart size and punch out a total of eight hearts in your desired double sided patterned paper.  Once this step is done, crease the hearts in half vertically.  Make sure to alternate the paper pattern that shows on outside of the heart.
  6. On a piece of scrap paper, separate the hearts into two piles of four.  Glue alternating patterns of hearts together until all four hearts are adhered together and then repeat with the other set of hearts.  Set aside for now.
  7. Now it is time to apply the rub-on sentiment to the interior of the card.   Centering the sentiment on the inside back of the card, rub the popsicle stick over the rub-on and transfer image securely.
  8. Grabbing one of the largest scallop circles (3.75") apply adhesive to the front of it and place it centered onto the inside of the front of card.  Now apply adhesive to the backside of the other largest scallop and adhere them together.  (This step is in case your paper scallop is not double-sided and has a white background, you can cover it up with another scallop.)
  9. You will now need your scissors in order make "petal" sections in your scallops.  Starting at the outside, cut almost into the center of every other scallop. As seen in picture below.
  10. Once this is finished, fold each flower in half and crumple gently in your hand and unfold for a ruffled appearance.
  11. Next, stack the flowers onto each other and set them on the foam pad.  With your piercing tool, insert and make a hole for your brad.
  12. Insert the brad and secure flower together.  Repeat process with the other flower as well.
  13. Now take your assembled heart flowers and apply a small amount of glue to the backside of them and place them to dry, around the brad.  Set them aside for now.
  14. Measure approximately 4.5" of ribbon.  Fold ribbon in half.  Staple the fold and cut ends of ribbon to desired shape.  Apply adhesive onto the acetate card and place ribbon accordingly.
  15. Using the Bird Builder Punch, punch out eight leaf sections of varied designer paper patterns.  Sort out four for this card and set the other four aside for the frame later.
  16. Place adhesive onto the stems of the leaves and adhere them onto the card where they will show from under, once the flower is attached.
  17. Place an adhesive foam square behind the flower and attach atop the ribbon and leaves, centering them to the largest scallop already on the card.
  18. Now it is time to cut out the Fancy Tag die in white cardstock and adhere to the inside of the card.  For a little more flair, I've added another flower rub-on.
  19. Final touches,  add the black gems and white pearls in assorted locations to give the acetate card a little more bling!

Directions:  (For the Frame)

  1. This particular frame came with a stand in the back and four little screws and clasps.  I purchased it for 25 cents at the Thrift Store.  I disassembled the frame so that I could recover the front.  You will want to begin by doing the same thing.
  2. I chose to use the same scraps of paper from the flowers, to alter the frame as well.
  3. Cover mildly with white glue, the entire surface of the frame and place a sheet of crepe paper over and around the edges of the frame.  With scissors, cut the excess off and with either scissors or X-ACTO knife, cut out the opening in the center of the frame as well.
  4. Now,apply white glue to a section of the frame and place designer paper atop the glue.  Making sure to secure paper to the edge of frame to cover it nicely.  Put a clip in place just to secure paper while it dries.  (As seen in photo.)  Continue this process, alternating papers, until the frame is fully covered and drying with the clips.
  5. Once you feel that the paper is secured to the frame.  Remove the clips and cut off excess paper around the edges.
  6. Flip the frame over and with your X-ACTO knife, in the center opening of the frame, cut an X from one corner to the opposite and repeat again until you have four triangles that will bend in and can be glued and secured, allowing for the center to be open for placement of picture.
  7. Allow to dry and then remove the clips.
  8. Flipping the frame back over, apply ribbon with adhesive.  Adhere the self-adhesive decorate border strip atop the ribbon then add the leaves and flower, just like in the card.
  9. For extra bling, I added some rub-ons in various places around the frame and then the gems and pearls and one lone leaf at the bottom of the frame.
  10. Setting this portion aside and giving time to really set, it's time to work on the back of the frame.
  11. With your scrap cardboard, lay the frame down atop, and trace the exterior and center opening.
  12. With scissors , cut out the shape.
  13. Taking your choice of patterned paper, cover the cardboard just as you did the frame and then allow to dry for a moment as well.
  14. Once the backing is dry, apply a generous amount of white glue to the back of the picture frame and adhere the front of the frame to its new cardboard backing.
  15. If your picture frame has a stand, place stand back in and with your paper piercer, punch a hole where the screws and clasps will securely hold the photo and stand.  Replace the screws with the screwdriver and secure all the frame elements back together.

You now have a very inexpensive altered piece of art and a matching card for a lovely gift at any time.  I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial.  Please let me know if you make one yourself.  I'd love to see it!

Hugs and Happy Stamping,
Lisa xx

 


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3 Responses »

  1. I'm just now getting around to checking this out! The frame is amazing and l loved how you used the clips to hold things until they dried. I had a 'duh' moment, since I'm usually trying to find something heavy to hold things down until the glue sticks, then worrying about glue squeezing out and sticking to the wrong things... Now I just need to get some cute little clippies!! The 'invisible' card is too cool! Such a great idea and both projects are absolutely gorgeous together!!

  2. Thank you Marie!!! 😀

  3. You knocked it out of the ballpark this time girl! Super fabulous job! 😀
    Hugs,
    Marie