1) Use the cookie cutter option to cut the frame of your choosing out of the background paper. (Make sure you have a transparent background.)
2) Trim your image to the area right around the frame.
3) Play with the various effects available in PSE8, such as the "Simple Embossing" effect under Edit>Effects on the right hand side of the work area.
4) Save as a PNG element.
You can use the frames on slightly contrasting paper so they show up well, or on the same paper for a nice, embossed effect. Here, I designed a paper from the background design of the photo itself.
Here is the embossed look:
After you click the image below to go pick up your free "Summer Purples" set of papers from Sprouting Seeds Studio, come back for freebies at the bottom of the post!
Click below to download 5 frames, 2 quickpages, and 2 extra papers (one in the different shade of purple) derived from "The Summer Purples" collection. PU/S4H/S4O.
Happy Scrapping! :)