Well, while in California we have all been ordered to shelter in place, I have been having some fun making some wall hangings for family and friends using one of my all time favorite Digital Stamp store, The Paper Shelter’s adorable digital stamps. This one is called: Relaxing Bath
First of all if you are not familiar with digital stamps, then let me tell you why I love them and use them more then traditional stamps. When you buy an image you get the colored image, the black and white line image (to color yourself), a background with the featured image on it or you can choose to print out the feature image and the background separately, as I did for this project. The average cost is around $3.00! You don’t have to store them in your craft room because you store them on your computer. You can also print them out in any size! So let’s make some cute art to frame!
Step 1: Print out the colored version of the background and the featured image that goes with it on white cardstock. Cut the featured image out using a nested squares die set. I used Elizabeth Craft Designs: 1118 – Stitched Squares
Step 2: Make a frame using Elizabeth Craft Designs: Happy Frame XL. I chose to use a purple cardstock for this step so that the bath accessories would stand out. Here’s the link to the assembly video: Happy Frame Assembly video
Step 3: I used some Karen Burniston’s die sets such as the little ducks, bubbles and wine set. I used Silhouette files for the “slippers, soap, bath brush and yellow bottle of bubble bath.
Step 4: Trim the background to the same size as the frame. (if you measure 1″ from each side of the background and trim off the excess, then the printed background should be the exact size of the assembled frame (8″ square). Add double sided adhesive to all four edges of the trimmed background and attach to the backside of the frame.
Step 5: Add the bath accessories to the frame as shown. I chose a white 5/8″ wide ribbon to hang the finished project with. I tied a bow and left enough ribbon hanging from the bow to attach to the back at the length I felt would look good. Tape the two hanging pcs. to the back of the project. Then cut a 8″sq. of white cardstock and attach to the back of the project to cover the ends of the bow and make a clean backside.
Step 6: On the back of the project I attached Elizabeth Craft Designs: Lace Pocket
This step is optional, but this is where I wrote a little note about why I chose this particular image for this project for the recipient, but also some things I love about them.
Here’s a few more I made:
I’ve made a total of 13 of these!
Thanks so much for taking a look and I hope you are staying safe and finding some fun projects to make if you are also “sheltering in place”. And I hope you’ll experiment with digitals!
Other Products Used:
Michael’s Craft Store: All cardstock
Amazon: 10mm double sided adhesive
Elmer’s Craft Bond
Sizzix Big Shot Pro