Thursday, August 4, 2011

Scallop Oval Tutorial


To make a scallop oval frame you will need to punch out a scallop circle with a hole in the centre.  What I did to make the shape to the right was to punch out a circle first with a 1 1/2" circle punch.  Then I used the 1 3/4" scallop circle punch and turned it over so that I could see the circle and centred it in the scallop.  Then I punched out the scallop circle.     ***Remember - you must do the inner shape (the circle) first***  I needed two of these to frame the oval in the card above.
Next you need to snip one side of the circle so that you can open it into a crescent shape.  Very carefully, put tiny pleats in the shape at each scallop.  I just grabbed each side of each bump, and very carefully tried to straighten out the crescent into a straight line.  VERY CAREFULLY.  When I was done pleating I had the shape to the left.  Click on the photo to get a closer look at the pleats.
Next, take your oval that you want to frame and turn it over.  Put small strips of Sticky Strip all the way around the outer edge (on the back side of course).  Peel off the backing and attach one end of the crescent to the top of your shape and align it with the oval and start to go around the edge.  When you get half way around,you will need another crescent.  In the photo below you can see on the edge closest to the camera that there is a small gap between the two crescents.  I tried to line these up very carefully on the front side so you can't see this. On the edge furthest from the camera I could not make the edges line up.  I played with this for a while, but eventually decided to simply hide this overlap under another embellishment.

 
 And voila!

6 comments:

Larisa said...

It looks so beautiful!!! Love the swirl frame as a background...

Patti said...

Stunning card. Thanks for the tip to make a scallop oval; great idea.

Beth Fesperman said...

Beautiful card and great tutorial...thanks for sharing!!!!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Oh wow thanks for the tip on the scallop... totally cool Idea!

Hugs
Shirley

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Oh wow thanks for the tip on the scallop... totally cool Idea!

Hugs
Shirley

Merry said...

Thank you so much...that is just terrific and such a wonderful card you have created.