I hope you are all enjoying the company of family and friends and sharing a bountiful feast!
Here's my contribution to the blog hop for Week 4. We used another of Eileen Hull's fun die cuts to create a layered frame. You can see the frame here. You can also find the assembly instructions and a layout of the pieces at the same link. It comes with a lot of pieces and I chose to use just the back two pieces of the set to create my frame. The rest I will use later for a refrigerator magnet frame to show off photos of my granddaughter!
I covered the back of the frame with a piece of scrapbook paper. I painted the front piece heavily with dark green paint, then I painted it with red paint. I let that dry and sanded it here and there to expose the underlying green paint. I also dabbed the edges of the back with the red paint. I glued small strips of cardboard to the back of the front piece. This allows me to slide a photo or other paper in and out of the frame. Then, I glued the strips to the back.
To make the leaves, I backed sections of the leaf paper with cardstock, gluing them together with tacky glue. Then, I trimmed out the leaves. While still damp from the glue, I bent and folded them to give them dimension. Then, I glued them to the frame. To complete the frame, slide in a photo or your favorite saying.
Thanks for stopping by, and, again, Happy Thanksgiving!