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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fall into Fall with Flair Week on Paper Craft Planet

The week of Zva Creative inspired projects is wrapping up today with my post over on Paper Craft Planet. Just in case you think the rhinestone flourishes I'm using on my projects are a must have in your stash, head on over to the Planet blog to find out how to win them.

I created a photo frame just like the old fashion portraits used to arrive from the photographer. I've added my own style to the outside just for that special gift someone might receive this Christmas. I stamped the largest frame from the Vintage Frames set in watermark ink and embossed with Vintage Lilac Tinsel Embossing Powder. I went back over the center of the frame with Aged Wine Embossing Enamel and heated from the back side of the piece then fussy cut around the outside. The sentiment from Cherub Wishes was stamped in Onyx Black and bordered with another stamp from Vintage Frames also embossed with Vintage Lilac. The sentiment is popped up with foam dots and those fabulous flourishes of bling were added from Zva Creative.

The frame is really easy to make using some acetate on the window of the frame so you can slide out the photo for another one later on (but seriously, I think this frame was made for that sweet photo of my daughter).

The frame can be folded up and closed just like the vintage ones I've found in my father's house last fall. here's a close up of the closure.

You can also get in on the Stampendous monthly challenge to emboss with powders! Details are on the Stampendous blog where you can add your project to the link list!

Stamps: Vintage Frames (Stampendous), Cherub Wishes (Stampendous)
Paper: Strathmore Sample Pad (from a long time ago), clear acetate
Ink: Versamark Watermark Pad, and Onyx Black Ink (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Gem Flourishes (Zva Creative), Vintage Lilac Tinsel Embossing Powder and Aged Wine Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), tacky tape, Score board (Martha Stewart), utility knife, eyelet hole punch

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