Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fancy Frame Thanksgiving Card

Sharing another Thanksgiving card with an embossed frame today, but this time it's extra FANCY!

A Couple Details:

  • The frame started life as raw chipboard that colored using a variety of Distress Stain colors, then stamped the filigree frame and corner images in StazOn Timber Brown.  Next, I embossed the frame using the Tim Holtz Woodgrain texture fade and accented the raised areas, corners, and edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  As a final fancy step, I spritzed the whole frame with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls mist and then added some Vintage Photo Distress Stickles.
  • To create the medallion, I stamped the image on kraft cardstock, again using StazOn.  I then cut out the image and accented the base color with layers of various Distress Stains.  Once those were dry, I covered the cardstock in Versamark and proceeded to layer on about three applications of Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE).  On the final application, I spritzed some Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls onto the warm UTEE and re-heated just long enough for the PP to be absorbed.  This creates a pitted surface to the UTEE...sort of like corroded metal.  The final touch on the medallion is a fancy metal brad.

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink ‘Dark Chocolate’, ‘Kraft’
Pattern Paper: scraps; Daisy D’s Paper Company; K&Co
Stamps: JoAnn; Inkadinkado; Stampin’ Up!
Inks: StazOn ‘Timber Brown’; Distress Ink ‘Vintage Photo’, ‘Old Paper’; Distress Stain ‘Spiced Marmalade’, ‘Rusty Hinge’, ‘Brushed Corduroy’, ‘Crushed Olive’; Versamark
Embellishments: Distress Stickles ‘Walnut Stain’; Perfect Pearls Mist ‘Heirloom Gold’; Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel; Tim Holtz texture fade ‘Woodgrain’; chipboard frame; Recollections brad; velvet ribbon; organza ribbon; Papertrey Ink rustic button twine

Tools: glue dots; TH paper distresser; scallop scissors; foam ink blending tool; Sizzix Texture Boutique; heat gun; tweezers; deckle scissors


  1. WOW ... this is absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood's 'Giving Thanks' challenge. Hope to see you again next challenge!

    one of the 'Sistahs'

  2. Oh wow this is soooooo elegant, I love it!!!!! Wonderful card. Thank you so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Give Thanks challenge!

  3. LOVE IT! That medallion is magnificent =) So glad you joined in the Sisterhood's Giving Thanks challenge!

  4. Lovely creation, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  5. This looks so elegant and pretty.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  6. This is just gorgeous, fab hun!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Divas, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  7. This is so beautiful ... love the detail ... thank you so much for joining us this week at CCCB

  8. Fabulous work Vicki, love the medallion and your metal brad.
    Thanks for joining the Divas this time round and we look forward to seeing you again.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  9. STUNNING!! Your medallion is beautiful. You did an amazing job on this card.
    Thanks for playing along with our "Give Thanks" challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters. Good luck!

  10. Very pretty card! Thanks for playing with us in this weeks Going Grey with Scrap-Creations!

  11. Wow this is beautiful. I love the rustic look. Thanks for sharing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

  12. oh wow! I love this - can't believe you started with plain chipboard - the little medalion is wonderful too - have to try and play with UTEE too!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)


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