I have been asked numerous times to create a floral framed art project after completing one for Christmas and another for Valentine’s Day. It first started in March, then April and FINALLY a floral framed art was created in August. It was a lot of fun using new product from the Annual Stampin’ Up! 2017 Catalog to complete it!
Floral Framed Art:
It all started with the Delightful Daisy Designer Paper. Since it premiered in the Annual Catalog, many have fallen in love with this pack of paper. It has numerous colors and patterns, making it easy to coordinate with so many products. When I began the project, it was to be summer themed. Square after square, flower after flower, it turned more into a floral project than a summer project. However, I love the final piece because of the variety of products I was able to showcase. What do you think?
When I posted the Floral Framed Art Class, the response was overwhelming. My class filled up in no time! Yay! Since I had held 2 previous framed art classes, I knew prepping for class was extremely important. The more I could prep, the better for customers to enjoy their craft night. The Old Olive squares are all 3×3. The layering pieces are all 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″. In the picture below, I assorted each square in its own bin. It was a LIFE SAVER! Class ran so smoothly!
Do you have a favorite square? I was unsure of the Daffodil Delight square being embossed with the new Garden Trellis Embossing Folder. But, in the end, it went perfectly with the rest of the squares. I didn’t take a poll but now I wish I would of the favorite square. However, I was able to snap pictures while everyone worked! That doesn’t happen often. Many added Wink of Stella to their art work, which I must admit, looked really good! I love when customers let their creativity show and make the project their own.
Placing the Squares:
1. Square Markers
Once everyone finished their squares, it was time to place them on the 12×12 Whisper White Card Stock. In the beginning, I used a ruler and measured 1 1/4″ down and 1 1/4″ in but one of my customers suggested making markers for the corners to help with placement! What a GREAT tip! In the picture below you will see I placed them in the 4 corners.
Next, it is helpful to place a mini glue dot in the center of each Old Olive squares. I put the 4 outside corners in position, then place the remaining squares in the middle with the center square being placed last. Once they are in place, I gently put mini glue dots in the 4 corners of EACH squares. I try not to remove the squares with lifting slightly to place the mini glue dot. If I have to move one, the one mini glue dot on the back hopefully will not rip the Whisper White Card Stock.
I am already thinking about my next framed art project. I believe it will be an autumn theme, but that could change once I start creating. With all the Stampin’ Up! products available the options are endless. I can’t wait to get started. I almost forgot, the project fits into a 12×12 shadow box! Better late then never to mention. 🙂
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