Wednesday, December 28, 2016

A Snowy Hello Polaroid Frame DIY

Autumn with you today to share a fun wintry mixed media project, featuring two of our newest dies, Hello and Nesting Stitched Squares.  I used the square die to create a Polaroid frame to highlight portions of the stamping on my card.

For those of you who are new to mixed media, let me share a very fun watercolor technique you can start with.  I started by embossing my stamped image, using the Stitched Square die as a guide for placement of my snowflakes.

Next I used my acrylic stamping block to create an ink bath to stamp with.  Simply, tap your block with Distress Ink and give a spritz of water.  Most importantly, use a paintbrush to swirl the ink around.  With the ink left on the brush, flick your paper and create more complexity.

Stamp the ink repeatedly until it is all removed from the block.  You get an idea of placement because of the clear block.

Heat set lightly to dry and continue with additional colors, as desired.  The embossing will pop through the watercolor background, creating a beautiful effect.

To create the Polaroid frame, I simply cut a rectangle and used the Stitched Square die to cut out the center.  I layered with a scrap of cheese cloth and added beads and sequins for drama.

Grab your Hello Die Set today HERE!


  1. What a fabulous technique you shared with us, Autumn, with beautiful results! Love that snowflake image and your embellishments! Great way to use your die cut leftovers! I love the "hello" die! Hugs!

  2. Beautiful, Autumn. I love the polaroid frame. A gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing your background technique.

  3. I do love the technique you are sharing and it looks even more beautiful framed with the crisp white Polaroid shape frame - I love this! Anne xx

  4. Beautiful card, Autumn! Thank you for the tutorial - I need to give that a try! Your background really is awesome and I love how you've highlighted your snowflakes with that cool polaroid. The "Hello" and embellies are just perfect! Hugs :-)

  5. Oh soooooo GORGEOUSLY BrrrrrrrrrrrEAUTIFUL! Love that cheesecloth too! HAPPY NEW YEAR dear Autumn. Xj.

  6. WOW ... just GORGEOUS Autumn! Thanks for all the tips, tricks and inspiration!