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Island Vacation 3D Frame

When I take pictures near the beach, just about every photo is worth displaying because the colors are amazing!  How about you?  Hello there, it's Maureen with you today, and I'm sorting through my last beach vacation photos this month.  I've decided on a couple that I want to display on my end tables, and it's perfect that the Clear Scraps 3D Frameables are here to help me with that!


For this picture, I've chosen the Base with Square Frame to start with and I'm also using the Word and Shape Vacation Palm Tree wood pieces.  This is going to be a casual and fun display that is a great reminder of special trips from the past.


I think the base of the frame looks a lot like a surfboard, so to decorate it, I've chosen a white card stock and the 3" by 12" Hibiscus Border.  Surfboards have lots of hibiscus images!  To color the images, I've chosen some bright and fun Distress Inks and a sponge applicator, and started applying ink from the outer edges of the flowers.  Follow this pattern down for about 4 flowers.


Next, I've filled in the middle of the flower with a different color and used a cotton Q-Tip to apply it in the small areas.  On another piece of paper, I've colored in 2 additional flowers.  These I will cut out later to decorate.


I've traced the stenciled paper, along with a green embossed card stock, with the bases of the frames, cut them out and used a sharp blade to cut out the middle slots for the pictures.  These are both glued on with a tacky glue.  If you prefer it to be sealed, a decoupage sealant works great too!

Now, I set out to decorate the palm tree wood piece.  I'm first wrapping the trunk with a brown twine and gluing it with tacky glue.

For this display, I liked the look of the natural wood, so I left the word vacation unpainted, along with the base of the palm tree.  Instead, I lightly sponged some Distress inks to them both, giving it a weathered and natural look.


For the palm leaves, I cut out palm shapes from a die cut I had in a couple colors, then glued them on over each other.  In the middle I applied a couple gems to look like coconuts.  Okay...sparkly coconuts.  Ha!


The frame is covered with a blue card stock, traced and cut to fit.  I shaded the edges with the brown Distress ink next.  Then, with the extra hibiscus flowers, I "fussy cut" (trimmed them closely) them out and attached them to the frame.

The end result has such an old-style beach theme feel to it!  I really love the colors and realistic palm tree in this setting.


What colors would you choose for a beach vacation frame?  I hope this project inspires you to try one yourself.  If you want to try, I've included a supply list below.  Enjoy the decorating process and happy crafting!


Additional supplies:  Distress inks (orange, green, brown), sponge applicators, twine, gems, palm branch die cut, tacky glue, colored card stock


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