Embossed Leather-Look Frame

Materials

  • Cardstock or construction paper, 8-1/2"x10-1/2": one light brown, two black
  • Tan leather cording, four 8" lengths, one 11" length

Tools

  • Plaid Simply Stencil (#17429)
  • Inkpads: red, brown, black
  • Hole punch
  • API Crafter's Pick The Ultimate! Glue

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, black marker, sponge scrap, newspaper (to cover work surface)

Directions

STEP 1

  • Measure and cut 8"x10" brown paper rectangle (frame). Measure and cut 4-1/2"x6-1/2" rectangle in center of frame.

STEP 2

  • Use pencil to draw lines diagonally from center opening to corners.

STEP 3

  • Position stencil on work surface. Position brown frame over stencil; rub pencil point over paper on top of stencil, working to diagonal lines. Repeat process for remaining three sides of frame.

STEP 4

  • Dab sponge scrap in red inkpad and gently rub on embossed areas on frame. Repeat process using sponge scrap and brown inkpad. Repeat process using sponge scrap and black inkpad.

STEP 5

  • Use black marker to outline diagonal lines and draw stitch marks around opening and edges of frame.

STEP 6

  • Measure and cut 4"x6" rectangle from center of 8-1/2"x10-1/2" black paper rectangle.

STEP 7

  • Glue embossed brown frame on black rectangle. Glue photo in frame opening. Glue remaining 8-1/2"x10-1/2" black rectangle on back of assembled brown/black rectangles.

STEP 8

  • Use hole punch to punch four holes on each corner. Punch two holes on top of frame, about 5" apart.

STEP 9

  • Measure and cut four 8" lengths of tan cording. Insert cording through groups of four punched holes, creating "x" shapes; knot ends on back.

STEP 10

  • Measure and cut 11" length of tan cording. Insert cording through holes on top of frame; knot ends on front and tie ends together.
by Mary Ayres
Embossed Leather-Look Frame
Embossed Leather-Look Frame