Sunday, February 24, 2013

Bracket Frame- my first

Bracket Frame home decor designed by Deb Bahr
This is the very first Bracket Frame I have was easier than I thought. I am not happy with the way the photos show the colors- I may take another picture in better lighting....the colors are deeper and richer than shown. The challenge was narrowing down all my ideas to this one. This is a gift to my son and daughter in law, who are in the photo...aren't they both adorable? Ok, I may be prejudiced. :) 

Want to make one of your own or for a gift? Here's what you need and instructions on how to make your own:
CTMH Bracket Frame      Z1797          
Avonlea paper pack      X7155B  
Avonlea Brocade Assortment  Z1748
Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain  Z1617
Burlap ribbon.  Z1760
Family Love myAcrylix stamp set  D1506
Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge  Z1686
Mini Pigment Inks: Slate, Twilight, Chocolate, Gold rush
Adhesives: Tombow Monoadhesive  1514, Liquid Glass Z679
3-D Foam adhesive tape Z1151
Non CTMH: wood scrolls, leather photo corners

  • Cut your paper for the bracket using the cricut key for that shape in AP cartridge. Cut it FIT TO PAGE.
  • Using an exacto knife, cut the center of the frame out. 
  • See which way the frame paper fits on frame and label the back of paper and frame TOP and BOTTOM. 
  • Adhere to frame while standing over it to center. I placed adhesive on frame rather than paper, taking special attention to all edges for tight seal. 
  • Cut your base for the photo at 9.25 x 9.25 and adhere your mats and photo. I popped mine up on foam tape. 
  • I used the stamp set to make the sentiment and accents inside the frame.
  • I cut the flowers and rolled them with my quilling tool, sponging the edges. I used the teal cs for the mum and 2 other B & T (background/textured) pieces for the roses.
  • I made the pennants by adhering scrap cardstock to a section of burlap ribbon then cut the pennants out freehand. I adhered them with liquid glass, using hemp ties at the ends and metal studs between. I tied a bow with the grosgrain and slapped a pewter button on it for dimension. All CTMH product. 
I suggest using liquid glass to adhere the bow, flowers, scroll and pennants. 
I also used a piece of cardboard to make a sturdy back for the frame. 

Feel free to ask questions if needed. Go CREATE!
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  1. I must be dyslexic, the JOIN ion s in the RIGHT column. Oh my.

  2. Apparently my keying skills deteriorated as the day went on also. Arg