A Hippy Girl Photo Frame

The recently released Hippy Girl collection from Kaisercraft is excellent for showcasing girly photos so I decided to use it to create a beautifully feminine frame for one of my favourite pictures.

For this project I used the Kaisercraft Large Square Frame (W106) which can be either hung on the wall or freestanding. I started by covering the whole frame with the reverse of a sheet of Sunshine (P551) from the Hippy Girl collection and then cutting out the central aperture. To finish the edges I gently smoothed them with the flat file from the Kaisercraft File Set (T307) and used a Jade Ink Pad (IP717) to hide the whiteness of the edge of the paper.

Hippy Girl themed frame

To add some background texture to the frame, I’ve used the Hippy Girl Clear Stamps (CS749) with the Jade Ink Pad to add some stamped flowers and leaves along the bottom and right hand side of the frame. I added a couple more lightly stamped flowers at the top left and then stamped over the flowers with the Script Background Stamp (CS752) which is an “endless” stamp so I could create quite a large area in the top left corner.

Hippy Girl frame detail

Now the time consuming bit – but if you like cutting out then this is the fun bit. I cut out a selection of flowers from two of the Hippy Girl papers – the Earth paper (P550) and the beautiful Delilah glitter paper (PS112). I gently curled the petals and applied Crystal Lacquer to some of the non-glitter flowers before layering some of them together and applying Hot Pink Pearls (SB787) and the occasional Red Rhinestone (SB711) to their centres. I also cut out some leaves from the Earth paper which I layered onto a piece of acetate to give them some rigidity and to add some extra dimension.

I then arranged the flowers and leaves in the bottom right corner of the frame. At this point it’s a really good idea to spend lots of time arranging things exactly as you want them without using any adhesive. Move them around until you are absolutely happy and then take a digital photo of the finished arrangement to work from when you stick them down for real.

I’ve used double-sided tape and foam to stick everything down and made sure that I’ve given the flowers a really three-dimensional look with lots of layering. I’ve finished the frame by using a flower from the Hippy Girl Printed Chipboard (CB113) layered with a couple of flowers and some more pearls in the top left of the frame. The photo is layered on the leftover centre piece of the Sunshine paper I used on the frame and a leftover corner of the reverse of the Earth paper I cut the flowers from.

Hopefully I have inspired to create something equally girly with the new Hippy Girl Collection. This simple project used only three sheets of paper from the collection and hopefully shows how beautiful effects can be created with a small amount of material, a pair of scissors and a little patience.

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