Good afternoon and how are you this Wednesday? It's the middle of the week already, doesn't time fly when you are having fun.
Yesterday's crafty session changed slightly but I think my youngest eventually enjoyed it. I ended up decoupaging the pumpkins and he preferred a bigger project choosing his initial. I always think decoupage is a great project to do with kids whether you use napkins or tissue paper with PVA glue and a model. It is nice and messy and not too precise, a perfect combination!
Our projects are definitely a work in progress so today I have a card to share.
I took a Stampers Anonymous butterfly and coloured it with Distress inks and then I got to thinking!
(Always a dangerous pastime!)
I wonder can you use a regular strip punch to create a mitered frame around an image?
Why would you want to do this with all the die cut shapes available on the market nowadays I hear you cry.
Not everything is the right size, wouldn't you agree?
I think there is an opening in the market for something like this, an adjustable frame to finish off your projects that you can change as required?!
Now there's a thought.
I should have kept it to myself and madly gone into design mode. Hey ho. I'll never make my fortune.
I used a regular EKSuccess punch called plaid. Now I know the corners are not perfect but I think with a little more playing about it gives a whole other use for those old punches that you haven't used for such a long time, you know the ones, at the back of the cupboard.
Or is that just me?
I cut out four strips of card the same width and punched them, if I had spent more time I'm sure I could have matched the corners a little better but you get the general idea. I attached the strips to the back of the black card only securing in the middle. This is so when I mitered the corners I could have a little flexibility in the corners to cut the strips on the diagonal.
My challenge to you today is why not give it a go yourself and see what you come up with.
I'd love to hear from you and see your projects.
I'm away to the auctions now for a nosy and then maybe a little more project time with my wee one in-between a little housework.
That's all from me today, happy crafting.