Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Christmas Frame

Hello Everybody!

I have to say first that out of all of the cards I make-I do not make Christmas, generally.  I used to not make them at all.  And then last year with all of the challenges and spirit in the air-how could I not?

Well this year I am going to make a few Christmas cards to donate.  So the first place I look is 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  And this week's challenge is anything but cards and tags.  I laughed out loud!  But this was kismet (my new favorite word).  I happened to watch an episode on Scrapbook Soup and the lady on there had heat embossed on wood.  WHAT?  And why didn't I think of that!

So here I bring you my project for the following challenges:

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown: Anything but a card, ATC, or tag goes

Simon Says Stamp and Show: Leaf-spiration

Here's my finished frame.  This is not a metal frame.  It is a wooden frame from IKEA.  I used silver WOW embossing powder on it.  And I used regular Versmark directly to the frame and then added the embossing powder and heated it.

Here my wooden frame.

Here's a closeup.  You can even see my left over embossing powder in the coffee filter :)

Here is on edge.  This was a little more challenging.  What I realized is that I liked that not quite covered look.  I did go back and put a little white paint over the wood and whiped it off of the "cooked" embossing powder.  Next time I will paint the frame first.  :)

These are floral Christmas leaves.  I used Crystal Stickles to outline the leaves.  The rhinestones are from MAMBI.

I put a piece of velvet ribbon on the bottom of the frame, and the Christmas tree is from Jolee's.

Now I'm ready to find a picture for my frame!  Until next time my friends...have a great rest of your week! :)


Helen Dooley said...

Love this! really a great idea!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Katy love the way you have dressed up the frame--the silver looks amazing and the holly leaves with the rhinestone berries is gorgeous

Danielle Vincent said...

WOW - this is really terrific - I'd say your kismet was working in our favor. Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

Desire Fourie said...

This is beautiful and what a great idea. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Anna-Karin said...

Gorgeous frame! Love the silver embossing and the leaves look great too. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Jacqueline said...

This is lovely and perfect for our challenge this week at 52CCT - thanks so much for joining in - Jacqueline xx

Louise van Vuren said...

Love those holly leaves and berries! Your frame look amazing - I'd love to see it with a photo in, I think it will be very special. Thanks for joining us at 52 CCT this week

Louise xx

Annette said...

wow this looks amazing...i love it

Mynnette said...

Katy, I ADORE this!!! The large holly berries are so fabulous and I LOVE the silver embossing! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Ruth M said...

That is one fabulous festive frame! The silver embossing over the wood adds a real wow factor!
Thanks so much for joining us at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x

Patty Gorka said...

WOW, you embossed your frame, I didn't even know you could do that. So very creative! Thank you for joining us this week at 52CCT!

Brenda said...

Festive and blinged up - who could ask for more :)

Brenda said...

Festive and blinged up - who could ask for more :)