Friday 10 May 2013

Tutorial: Creating A Frame using Two Different Dies

Hi Friends and Craft lovers. This is Shalini and I am here today with Tutorial of my new creation – Photo Frame with Dual Dye cut.
The frame where photos are pasted is made up of a unique method of using TWO dies together which would create a unique shape on paper where your pics can be pasted. Let me explain in detail.

Supplies needed
Two Dies ( here i had used spellbinder dies)

Step 1
On the “Multipurpose Platform” of “Big Shot”, place an outer dye depending on what shape you would like to give to your photo on the frame. Inside this dye, place a oval dye in such a fashion that the centre of both the dyes are almost same. This would need a bit of practice but soon you would be able to do it perfectly. 

 Step 2
Place the paper to be cut on top of these dies.

 Step 3
Place the acrylic plate on top of the paper and pass it through the “Big Shot” machine.

 Step 4
The paper would come out with Die cut marks.

 Step 5
Place the “Enlarged Embossing Pads” on the paper now in TAB 1 and pass it again through the “Big Shot”. This will create the embossing mark of the die on the paper.

 Step 6
Remove the cut parts of the paper and you would get a lovely frame with inner oval where you can place your pics (or can write some message).

 Step 7
Make more such frames using different shapes of outer and inner dies.

Step 8
Paste these cut frames on a rectangular paper which has already been beautified with pattern paper and, beads and ribbons.
You can make many such rectangular frames with different shapes made in Step 7 above and connect them with a nice paper flower or with something else like a ribbon or lace. Here I have created a two step frame connected with a flower.
Finish the frame with some metallic / antique trinkets and ribbons.

I hope this tutorial would help you all
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  1. This is so cool and so so so gorgeous. . Thanks for this amazing tute shalini. . Will definitely give this a shot..

  2. this is a nice idea! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Great post.Loved the frames you made with the squares and the ovals etc.Looks pretty.

  4. lovely way to use dies together.

  5. What an amazing tutorial Shalni!..I always wondered how to make frames out of these nestablities dies...Thank you so much for sharing....Your frame looks very beautiful! :-)

  6. gorgeous card, thanks for sharing how you made it !!!!

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