Saturday, April 28, 2012

Cherished Memories...

Monday will be the 12th anniversary of my father's passing and I wanted to create a Memory Frame using a new die set from Spellbinders Paper Arts™. No matter how many years pass, I still miss him so very much! LYTAM Daddy!

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Surprisingly, this worked up pretty quickly. I cut  and embossed the Antique Frame from Spellbinders™ Shapeabilities® Antique Frame and Accents out of Royal & Langnickel Engraving Art Black/Copper Foil sheets using the Grand Calibur®. With an emery board, I removed the black coating on the frame's embossed areas to showcase the copper foil underneath. I inserted the photo of my father when he was in the navy, and added Creative Impressions Cherished Memories Twill ribbon and some antique buttons. A knotted ribbon, twine in the buttons and ivory pearls finished it off.

I layered my frame with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam dots to ivory cardstock and fussy cut around the frame to give it a matted look. I shaded the edge of the ivory frame with Copic Marker E53. With more foam dots, I added this piece to a Labels Seventeen panel I had cut from the Black/Copper Foil and had sanded.

The back of my frame uses the tag from the Antique Frame set and I also cut and embossed it with the black/copper foil then sanded it. I mounted it to ivory cardstock, cut around it to mat it, then adhered the top portion of the tag to the back of my frame for the frame stand.


  1. So pretty, you did a beautiful job. My father passed 11 1/2 years ago, and I still miss him too.

    They are never truly gone if they are still in your heart. :-)

  2. This is a beautiful frame Darsie! That is so cool your Dad was in the Navy. My daughter is a pilot in the Air Force and her husband is a pilot in the Marine Corps.
    Big hugs! Have a great weekend!

  3. Beautiful project! It looks like an antique! I love using the Royal & Langnickel sheets, and I think the copper is my fave. My dad was in subs in WW2 then ended up as a career pilot in the Air Force. He has been gone for almost 29years and I miss him every time I smell sawdust - he became a cabinetmaker after he retired! I'll be back tomorrow for the hop - can't wait to see what you made!

  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!! I SOOOOO want this die... I hope to acquire it someday... Fabulous work!!

  5. Wow! Simply beautiful! I need to get me some of that foil.
    Hugs and smiles


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