The Smoothfoam Scrapbook Page Mount is my favorite size and shape to use as a design base. The possibilities are endless with Smoothfoam, plus it’s super lightweight for hanging on the wall or setting on a tabletop easel.
You will need:
12″ x 12″ Smoothfoam Scrapbook Page Mount
15″ square and 11″ square pieces of red burlap
Natural burlap trim
Cardstock: orange, pink and red solids, plus coordinating patterned
Stamp Inks: coral, black, beige
Die-cutter or paper punches (floral designs)
Alpha tiles (or chipboard letters)
Rubber stamps: a sentiment and a background pattern
Hot glue gun (low-temp)
Scissors, paper trimmer
Short length of narrow ribbon
Wrap the 15″ square of red burlap around the Smoothfoam sheet, mitering the corners, and glue the excess to the back. Center and glue the 11″ burlap square to finish the back and glue a small loop of narrow ribbon to the back for a hanger.
Stamp a background pattern on a 9″ square of pink cardstock, then stamp a sentiment in one corner. Ink the edges of the paper, then glue it in the center of a 10″ square of orange cardstock. Center and glue your matted image to the burlap-covered Smoothfoam sheet.
Wrap a 26″ length of burlap trim around the sheet and glue the ends in back to secure. Glue a burlap bow to the front as shown. Remove a strand from some scrap burlap, thread it through the button and tie it in a bow. Glue the button to the middle of the burlap bow. Tuck a piece of red burlap under the bow and glue the tile letters to the burlap.
Arrange a selection of leaves and flowers, die-cut or punched from both solid and patterned papers on top of the pink cardstock as shown. Click here to download my diagram for how to make crumpled dimensional flowers like mine. Ink the edges of each element for some more interest and depth, then glue everything in position with buttons in the center of each blossom.