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Hi everyone, it's Audrey, here today with a home decor project featuring lots of fun products from Want2Scrap, our special cross promotional product partner here on the Authentique blog this week.
I am a big fan of making holiday and seasonal decorations for my home, and with Memorial Day coming up this weekend, I've been wanting to add a few patriotic pieces to my decor. Perfect time to pair these fun chipboard shapes from Want2Scrap with Authentique's new Americana line, Pride, to create a little holiday frame accent for my front entryway table.
Creating your own holiday decorations is easy and fun. Here's all you need to do.
Begin by painting the chipboard shapes with white acrylic paint, and once dry, ink the edges of both pieces. For the larger shape, I added a touch of color to the scallops, but the smaller shape just got a light edging with brown ink.
If you'd like to blend the ink together, here's a super easy tip. Simply wet your finger and run it across the inks. Doesn't really work on paper, but does the trick for painted surfaces.
Hand-cut or die cut a circle of blue star patterned paper from the 6x6 Paper Bundle to fit the inside of the smaller chipboard shape. Lightly distress and ink the edge and machine stitch using red thread for a decorative touch. Adhere the paper circle to the center of the chipboard shape.
Die cut a circular tag from polka dotted patterned paper and edge with brown ink. Adhere ruffled trim to the back of the tag.
Affix the tag to the chipboard shape using foam adhesive for dimension. Tie trim through the hole at the top of the tag.
Dip the back of the Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness cardstock sticker from the Details sticker sheet into mica glitter. Adhere sticker onto a die cut, then apply both to the chipboard shape using foam adhesive for dimension.
Embellish with Want2Scrap adhesive pearls and rhinestones. Add a button to the center of the bow.
Adhere the embellished chipboard shape onto the larger chipboard piece using foam adhesive.
Cut a rectangle from the leftover chipboard packaging and adhere it to the back of the frame using a small strip of Want2Scrap canvas sheet. The canvas is flexible enough that the stand can move and lay flat for easy storage.
Authentique Pride Collection: 6x6 Bundle, 12x12 Details Sticker Sheet
Want2Scrap: Chipboard Shapes, Say it in Bling Adhesive Pearls & Rhinestones, Canvas
Die Cut: Studio Calico
Die: Papertrey Ink
Trim: Making Memories, American Crafts, Glitz Designs
Button: Rusty Pickle
Ink: SEI, Clearsnap
Mica Glitter: Stampendous
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