Memories of Elvis Collage Frame

By  Lori Craig 

size: 13"x13"

  • Memories of Elvis Collage Frame


  • Unfinished wooden frame, 13"x13"
  • Double-layered photo mat with four 4"x6" openings
  • Cardstock (Arjo Wiggins): Curious Iridescent Cryogen White; Black; Classic Orange
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Grungeboard Scroll (Advantus)
  • Chipboard star (Jenni Bowlin Studios)
  • Glitter: Black, White (Martha Stewart Crafts); Yellow Sugar (Doodlebug Designs)
  • Small black crystal rhinestone (Mark Richards)


  • Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms): Jumpsuit Silhouette Elvis; Mic Swingin' Silhouette Elvis; Elvis Is...; Playin' Elvis; Elvis' Guitar; Elvis Lives; Rummage Bin Beautiful unmounted set
  • Adirondack Dye ink pads (Ranger): Pool; Pitch Black; Sunset Orange; Sunshine Yellow; Watermelon
  • The Essential Glue Pad (Tsukineko)
  • Stamp Positioner (Stampin' Up!)
  • Indoor/Outdoor spray finishes (Krylon): Primer; Black
  • Scalloped-edge scissors
  • Foam paintbrush
  • Adhesives: Dot N Roller Adhesive (Kokuyo); Aleene's Tacky Glue (Duncan); glue gun

Basic Supplies

  • newspaper (to cover work surface)
  • Frame
  • 1. Remove frame glass, if present, and rest in safe place. Spray frame with primer in well-ventilated area; let dry. Spray paint primed frame black. Apply several light coats to prevent drips, as opposed to one heavy coat; let dry between coats.
  • 2. Separate photo mat layers; spray paint bottom layer black and top layer white. If top mat is already white, skip spray painting. Spray paint chipboard star black. Let mats and star dry.
  • 3. Brush thin layer of Tacky Glue over white photo mat and sprinkle with white glitter; work quickly to ensure even glitter coverage before glue begins to dry. Shake off excess glitter; let dry. Use glue gun to glue mat layers back together. Replace glass and glittered mats in frame.
  • Insets
  • 1. Cut four white cardstock panels, 1" larger all around than mat openings. Stamp Elvis Is... background image onto each panel using a different dye ink pad; do not use Pitch Black.
  • 2. Use black ink to stamp Elvis images over backgrounds as shown; clean stamps. Using stamp positioner, re-align images and stamp again using glue pad. Sprinkle wet glue with black glitter; shake off excess and let dry.
  • 3. Cut 3"x5" orange cardstock piece and stamp with black scroll image. Trim one edge with scalloped-edge scissors and adhere to end of orange Elvis panel. Adhere black rhinestones to scallops.
  • 4. Press Grungeboard scallop to glue pad; sprinkle scroll with yellow glitter and let dry. Shake off excess. Adhere scroll to yellow Elvis panel.
  • 5. See Step 4 to glitter chipboard star black; let dry. Cut 3"x5" white cardstock piece and stamp with black guitars; adhere to red Elvis panel. Cut 1/2"x5" black cardstock strip; trim one edge with scalloped-edge scissors. See Step 4 to glitter scalloped strip black; let dry. Adhere strip and star to panel. Note: For added dimension, adhere chipboard star to front of mat opening with foam dots.
  • 6. Stamp black scrolls on blue Elvis panel. Adhere stamped panels behind photo mat openings.