Under 30 Minutes Halloween Frame Tutorial by Gillian Nelson

We're back with an Under 30 Minutes Halloween frame step-by-step photo tutorial by Gillian Nelson (Blog: Gillian Nelson | Instagram: @gnelson05 | Pinterest: @gilliann | Twitter: @GillianNelson05):

Gillian Nelson


Supplies: Haunted Hallow (368904) – 12×12 Paper Pad, (368675) – Full Moon Die Cut Cardstock Shapes; Studio Calico Mister Huey's (SC1-016) – Shine (Clear Gloss); Cardstock (AC712P12-60) – 12×12 Black; Elements Brads (366340) – Metallic; This to That (AMF617-10) – Foam Tab Squares; Die Cut Machine – Silhouette Cameo

1. I wanted to create a design that looked like a cat's silhouette in front of a large, full moon. I started by doodling a cat shape, then tracing my pencil lines with a black marker.
2. I then scanned the drawing into my computer, and opened it in my Silhouette program. I traced the cat shape with the Silhouette software. I then created a large circle shape within the program and merged the cat and circle shapes by choosing "Subtract" from the Merge menu. 
3. I cut the shape from an 8×10 piece of black cardstock. (This portion of the project can also be done by just sketching the design onto black cardstock manually and cutting it out with scissors.)
4. Next, I cut a 7.5 x 7.5" square from the Haunted Hallow black and white text paper and sprayed it with Studio Calico Mister Huey's Shine. It's difficult to capture in an image, but the Shine spray adds such a subtle, pretty glimmer.
5. While the text paper was drying, I chose two orange patterned papers from the Haunted Hallow 12×12 paper pad and cut two strips, one slightly narrower and shorter than the other. I created banner shapes by cutting triangles from the ends of the strips.
6. Once the text paper had dried, I put foam tab squares around the perimeter of the front side of the paper. I turned over the black cardstock and applied more foam tab squares to the reverse side of the cat shape.
7. Next, I inked the edges of the banners and also the edges of the "Percival's" die cut. I layered the pieces and adhered them like so.
8. I chose 3 stars from the Haunted Hallow die cut pack and sprayed them with Mister Huey's Shine. Once they dried, I inked their edges also. Then I placed mini brads through each of the die cut pieces.
9. I then adhered the black cardstock over the text paper background so that the text was centered within the moon shape. I also adhered the star die cuts and layered banners/business card to the black foreground.
10. I removed the glass from an 8×10 frame and placed the "poster" within. Taking the glass out allows the different layers to maintain their dimension created by the foam dots and makes fun shadows.
Such a cute piece of decor and with Halloween a month away, you have plenty of time to get this created 🙂 Visit Gillian's blog for the free cut file to make your very own!