Happy July Fourth! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend. I sure have enjoyed being off work an extra day. I have been asked many, many times if I would do a tutorial on how I create my double matted frames. I decided to do one while I had an extra couple of days off for the holiday weekend.
Supply List: Dies, cardstock, mounting tape or foam pop dots, prepared image for framing, tape, die cutting machine such as Wizard, Big Shot or Cuttlebug.
1. Decide where you want the frame opening to be on your main frame layer, place your die so it is even and attached with tape. I stick my tape on my clothing first to take away a little of the stickiness so it doesn’t stick tightly to the cardstock. Run through your die cutting machine.
Your second layer does not have to be measured as precisely as the top since it will be hidden under the main frame. It can actually be cut much smaller but most times I cut mine fairly close to the top frame size for additional support of the frame. Remember, you can do as many layers as you like. The process is the same. I sometimes do three layers of mat for a special touch.
2. Turn top frame layer over to the underside and apply adhesive around the opening.
4. Apply mounting tape or pot dots to back side of frame. If I am doing a large frame I put small pieces of mounting tape around the opening to support and to keep the opening from sagging around the image.
5. Place your stamped image on the card base to measure where you want it to be attached under the frame. While the mounting tape backing is still on turn your frame over and place evenly over your card base. Move the image layer around until it is precisely where you want it. Hold it in place while you take the frame away and mark the exact position of the corners with a pencil on your base so you know exactly where you want it to be attached. Attach to base card.
Other frame examples.