Card: "You're the Fairest of Them All"
Start with a steel rule die with the shape you'd like to cut. I'm using these two dies from Tim Hotz. Yes, it's two dies. The large frame has an opening with a metal base. The inset piece has magnets on the back that hold it nice and snug.
Back to the tutorial
Simply measure how large of a piece of chipboard you'll need to cut. Here I'm looking at 4 1/2 inches wide.
I picked my cardstock....which can take hours and hours. Gyah! What happened to those early days when I didn't have that big of a selection to chose from. Eh... wouldn't trade em for the set up I have now. :-)
Note I also cut a piece of chipboard 4 1/2 inches wide. I used a nice and sturdy piece that came from some package of paper. I just save those for work surfaces and for, well, THIS.
Here's the trick. Run your paper through your Xyron. It gives you a nice uniform coverage and is fast. No drying time. If you don't have a Xyron, use a quick drying wet adhesive for good coverage and to keep your paper from warping.
Out of the Xyron
Adhering it to the chipboard.
Run it through your die cutting machine. A Sizzix or Cuttlebug work great.
Separate out the die
And you have a piece that you could use as is, but I want to do away with those brown chipboard edges.
I use a marker, in this case a Tim Holtz Disress marker to color the edges. Great color match to the paper.
I also use a sponge and some Distress ink to add a bit of ink to the edges of the paper on the chipboard. That way if there's a slight color difference from the paper to the marker I'm using, it blends it all in.
And your frame is done.
And here it is used on a card with mirror paper that I get in the craft department in large sheets and cut down. As I was putting this together, I did note to myself that this frame is a bit large for this card and could use a larger canvas. I may move it sometime in the future.
Oh and note to self. Don't take a picture straight on when using this incredibly reflective mirror board. My hands are right under this devil's head. It almost looks like a selfie. Oops.
Papers by Little Yellow Bicycle and Authentique Cardstock by Stampin' Up.
Stamp is from Bombshell Stamp's Cherry Bomb set.