Karen here with the first of my projects for October using the beautiful Peace and Joy collection which is very traditional in its colouring with a watercolor feel to all the papers. You can see the unboxing of my DT goodies in the YouTube here.
For this project I decided to use the collection with a Large Heart Silhouette Wall Art off the page (on special offer at the moment and only £7.97). I think my project would have been better if I had painted the frame with Gesso first as I will explain later in this post.
The frame comes in three pieces – a square back, a square with a heart cut out and a heart. I started by covering the square back with the spot side of Festivity. I then drew around the heart onto a piece of Ruby Glitter Cardstock and cut the heart out. The heart frame was then added to the square with the heart cut out. I found that the card was reluctant to stick to the wood and this is when I thought it would have been better to have primed the wood with a little gesso.
After I had stuck the card to the cut out heart I then put double sided tape around the outside of the frame and the heart shape and added red glitter tape to this.
Finally, I covered the heart with the stripy side of Gladness. I used foam tape to stick the heart to the top right of the glitter frame.
As I wanted to be able to change the photo on this project each year I made four photo corners from the scraps of red glitter card and added a 6 x 4 in piece of white card as placement for my photograph.
I placed the Leafy Wreath die cut so that my heart was tucked underneath on the top left but over the top on the right. I did have to snip it apart to make it lay flat.
So there we have it – a lovely piece of home decor to get out every Christmas and add my favourite photograph from the year before.
I will be back soon with my next project using this lovely collection.