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Southwestern Floating Frame
AmyLouWho (13 Projects)
Project skill level: moderate
Project time: 1 hour to 2 hours
Project tags: Home Décor/Accents Photos/Frames/Boards Wall Décor/Wreaths/Banners Wedding House Warming Southwest
Floating frame with Southwestern flair made for a wedding gift. Includes couple's last name, date of marriage and the Southwestern flair reflected in their home.
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OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED
- 11X14 frame with additional glass
- brown vinyl
- cream vinyl
- teal vinyl
I used the Southwest cartridge along with CCR to lay out my steerhead at 10 inches width so that it would easily fit inside my frame. Using CCR set at the "relative" size, I laid out my shadow & then placed the actual steerhead on top so that I knew it fit properly.
Once the steerhead was laid out correctly, I then cut both layers on the suggested settings for vinyl to obtain a "kiss cut".....choosing vinyl on CCR and a blade depth of 3. I then cut my shadow in brown vinyl and my steerhead in cream vinyl.
I used the Alphalicious cartridge to cut my date out at 2 inches using brown vinyl; the Calligraphy cartridge to cut out the couple's first name in teal; and the Old West cartridge in the Flourish font to cut the last name at 1.75 inches so that it would fit in my steerhead. It is very helpful to use the CCR when doing this, so that everything fits within your frame and where you want it within the design.
Once all images were cut, I then cleaned my glass with alcohol and a lint free cloth and placed my established date first so that it was centered. This gave me a center to use with the remainder of my design. I then placed my already layered steerhead on the glass, centered the last name on the steerhead. At this point, I thought I was done but then decided to add the first names. Once everything was placed on the glass, I wiped it gently with glass cleaner, placed my extra piece of glass on top and placed it all in the frame. Gorgeous and very simple