Sizzix Fancy Frame die from Karen Burniston yesterday and it seemed like I was fated to try this experiment, even though I was supposed to be working on getting my studio organized. Oh, the sacrifices I make for my art! ;-)
As you can see, the frame is perfect and the regular ep (vs. UTEE) works really well! It's definitely a more subtle look, but I love it...almost more than the original. I started by applying two coats of Ranger silver embossing powder to the chipboard frame. I heated sections of the frame I wanted to 'tarnish' and then sprinkled little pinches of Ranger's clear embossing powder onto the hot surface, where it melted immediately.
little Halloween house? I used another oval for this little hanging. I adhered the tag to it using Ranger's Glue 'n Seal and colored the edges with a Pitch Black Dabber.
I couldn't believe how perfectly the pretty skeleton lady from Artistic Outpost's Gothic 31 stamp set fit into Karen's frame! I love when things work out like that. I stamped her in the center of the plaque and then adhered the frame on top. I added the stamped vines around the edge to frame it.
Finally, I used idea-ology Screw Eyes to dangle a Bauble from the bottom and Black Soot-dyed Crinkle Ribbon from the top.
This was such a fun little project to whip up! I love trying something new - it's all about learning and growing, right? There are no mistakes, which is why I always encourage people to try their ideas and put their own spin on things.
The supplies I used can be purchased from Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Remember, if you use my coupon code - stamptramp - you'll save 10%!!
I also wanted to remind you that there is still time to enter Inspiration Emporium's October challenge. It's all about Spooktacular Decorations and you could win a $50 shopping spree to the store!! You can check out all the details here. I hope you join us!