Create a Family Frame for your Home

Source: Echo Park

Hello, my lovely friends!  It’s Tania, back with you today!  Do you need a refresher for your revolving frame?  Today’s project, using the Our Family Mini Collection, is one that you could easily put in a permanent frame and customize specifically for your family. I especially love the texture that the use of the Echo Park Heart Silhouette Design creates as it is layered over a solid background.

When creating the background in the Silhouette design software you’ll first need to open a new canvas and change the orientation to Landscape.  Then, it is easiest if you turn on the ‘Show Grids’ feature before going to your Library and inserting the Echo Park Heart design. Once you have the design inserted, resize it to fit within the space of 1” using the grid squares as a guideline. Copy and paste this image across the top row. Once you have the top row done, use your Group tool to group this row of images together. Then you can copy & paste the entire group into the subsequent rows. This little tip will be a tremendous shortcut for filling in the remaining rows so you aren’t copying and pasting 7 dozen individual hearts.

Family Frame created by Tania Willis with the "Our Family" Collection from #echoparkpaper

Once you cut your background of hearts, pop out all of the hearts and save them for another project. I did use a few of them with foam dimensional adhesive to create some popped out dimension, but otherwise I set them aside for a later project.  Take your cardstock with the negative space of the heart images and layer it over another piece of cardstock of the same color.  This adds a unique design element and visual texture without being visually overwhelming.

Family Frame created by Tania Willis with the "Our Family" Collection from #echoparkpaper

From there you can layer on papers and embellishments until you have the look you’re going for. I had fun kicking my embellishments up a notch by personalizing one of the houses with a sticker with the number of people in my family. I also made a few of the houses pop visually by adding glaze to them and sprinkling them with ultrafine glitter. So fun!

The Echo Park Paper Family Silhouette Design can easily be substituted for any other word….your last name, perhaps?

If a framed piece of scrapbook art just isn’t your thing, I challenge you to try this technique on a scrapbook layout or your next card! Challenge accepted?

I’m anxious to see what you’re creating with our products. Be sure to share anything you create with us over on Facebook or Instagram (tag @echoparkpaper and #echoparkpaper)!

Happy crafting!

 

Supplies:

Ultra White Felt Cardstock (Carta Bella)
SW5801 Our Family Sticker
SW5802 Our Family Journaling Cards
SW5803 Our Family Houses
SW5804 Our Family Words
BJBT78028 Enamel Dots
Silhouette Die-cutting Machine
Silhouette Shape – Echo Park Heart: Design ID#43104
Silhouette – Family: Design ID#59525
Glossy Accents
Ultra Fine Iridescent Glitter
Foam Dimensional Adhesive
Tape Runner
Paper Trimmer
Natural Twine

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