Featuring the Large Graphic Frame Die
Fall time layouts that take that photo you love and lets you frame it!
The feature die for October is our Large Graphic Frame Die. It reminds me of a window style you can find in some Craftsman Style houses. It’s a new way to show off a special photo. In last week’s Highland Games page story I mentioned how I was seeing another layout that included four larger squares in the field of the twenty-five squares of Pattern #101 so I decided this would be a good time to try it out! Choose a photo or two and frame it!
This pattern could easily be considered a ‘mostly squares’ pattern as it is all squares, but can also rightly be identified as a ‘pinwheel’ pattern because the larger squares are arranged pinwheel style around the center square. Either way, it is the perfect opportunity to take several of your favorite photos and call attention to them. It’s almost like that picture window view you wish you had every day from your living room, right here in your fall layout.
For a dramatic look I’ve used a Black Mosaic Moments Grid for the base and cut all the Graphic frames in black. I have re-used the color cardstocks and pattern papers from my other fall layouts as mats under the die and behind each photo and to fill the centers of the smaller die frames. This ties your fall pic layouts together and makes use of your investment in supplies.
I love seeing the colors pop off of the black. With a different color behind each large square to set them off a full page of color is achieved. In the larger frame centers I placed photos and the smaller ones have three different pattern papers.
I could have trimmed the photo to fit by hand, but I used the graphic frame die so the photo going into frame would fit snug in the center.
• If you were adventurous you could cut the frames in several colors and use the cut out sections to inset a variety of colors for a stained glass effect.
• For a true picture window view you could eliminate the color cardstock base and use a photo in the full spot reserving the smaller squares to show off the colors and papers.
Working tone on tone also changes how the spacing on the layout looks and gives a new feel to the mosaic layout. The combination of the brilliant fall splendor against the black backdrop brings a real pop to these fall scenes. See what combinations you can come up with for fall…or any time of year!
Think of the many ways you can feature your favorite photos using this die and layout. It goes together so quick and easy you’ll find it to be a new favorite! Go ahead and frame it!