Good Tuesday morning. I have a Bendi Frame project to share with you today. I love adding dimension to my card fronts and a curved frame allows me to bring the elements of my scene out away from the card base just a bit further than a frame secured on all four sides. You can see my Bendi Frame step by step pictures and a video tutorial over at Splitcoaststampers.
I cut the frame 5 5/8” wide by 4 1/2”, 1/8” wider than the 5 1/2” wide card base. I know it may not seem like just 1/8” would create much of a curve but it does. I cut three 5 inch wide snow layers using my deckle scissors. I wanted the snow layers to fit on the card base and allow enough space on both sides to mount the frame flat to the base and not overlapping the layers. The tallest one was attached flat to the card base with ATG adhesive. I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the ends of the second strip, attached the left side, curved the strip slightly and then attached the right side. I attached the third strip directly to the back of the frame with ATG adhesive and then attached thin strips of mounting tape to the sides only. I carefully attached the left side of the frame to the card base. I curved the frame out slightly and carefully lined up the right side of the frame to the card base and attached. If this is as clear as mud hop on over to see my pictures and video and it will make more sense.
Once the frame was attached it was smooth sailing from there. I cut all the tree sections of the 5 Part Pine, and the Mama and Baby Deer and Valley Deer Trio and began assembling. The fun thing about the pine set is that you can make several different sized trees. I assembled the tree sections with glue dots and mounting tape. I wanted the sections to have separation for a natural look. I attached the two back trees to the card base with mounting tape. The two smaller trees were attached to the center curved snow section with mounting tape. I love how they stand out away from the back trees. After the trees were in placed I played around with where I wanted to place the deer. I finally settled on two in the back between the trees and attached one directly to the card base with mounting tape and the second was attached directly to the back deer with another layer of mounting tape. I attached one to on the left side of the scene to make him look like he was scampering out of the frame. I attached glue dots to the front of the mother deer’s feet and attached her to the backside of the snow layer. I tucked the baby deer’s feet in between the frame and snow layer and attached it with mounting tape. I punched out a few snowflakes from my Martha Stewart PATP punch and attached a few around the scene with glossy accents to add interest. I added tiny sprigs of fir to the neck of both the mother and baby just to make them a little more visible against all the white background because I knew they would be hard to make show well in my photographs.
Here’s a close up side view to show the layers and dimension.
I sure appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a great day.
Card size: 5.50” x 4.25”