Today’s project would be so much fun for a girl’s craft night! Each person would need die cuts, a few sheets of cardstock and a wooden panel to create their winter papercraft picture frame. Everyone could also bring a few different die cuts of their own so you can swap and share different designs.
Each project is going to turn out looking different, so there’s no way to go wrong with this. It might be just paper layering, but the end result is a stunning 3D winter scene.
Supplies needed to make your own DIY winter papercraft frame:
- Unfinished Wood Painting Panel
- White Glitter Cardstock: 12 x 12 inches (2 sheets per project)
- Craft Dies:
- TomBow Mono Dual Tip Permanent Multi Liquid Adhesive
- Mounting Adhesive Squares
- Rubber Embossing Mat
- Cricut Cuttlebug
Cut two sheets of your 12″ x 12″ glitter cardstock in half so each piece measures 6″ x 12″.
Following the manufacturers directions for your die cut machine, cut your shapes from the glitter cardstock. Make sure the glitter side of the paper is face down on your die.
The village die is a cut and emboss die. Once the image is cut, leave the cardstock inside the die, and run it back through your machine with a rubber embossing mat. The mat will force the cardstock into the detailed areas of the die, and emboss them.
Cut several duplicate pieces of the village and tree border. Remove the cardstock from the dies and set the pieces aside.
Take one of your 6″ x 12″ pieces of cardstock, and lay it on the inside of your wooden art panel. The 6″ size will fit the width perfectly, but you’ll need to trim it lengthwise. Adhere the cardstock with some adhesive. I like using Tombow Mono because it dries quickly and clear. Once your panel is in place, smooth the cardstock with a bone folder. Allow the backing to set, and then you can start layering your scene!
Continue to create layers, using die images and dimensional adhesive.
Here are some tips. Dimensional adhesive will peel off of the glitter cardstock. When you insert a layer, you will want to gently pull up the dimensional adhesive, and shimmy the new layer side to side, to slide it underneath the layer below.
Using dies is a really easy way to create dimension in a project. You can cut as many layers as you like, that will perfectly match up.
If you see a weird spot while you’re layering (right hand side), just cover it with a tree!
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).