Once the background was done, I cut three layers of chipboard with the Postage Stamp die. After gluing them together, I painted them black with an acrylic paint dabber. I love the way Wendy Vecchi has been using her new embossing powders over black. (She used Clearly for Art black film. I tried to order some of the boutique, but its out of stock at Ranger and now is back ordered. ) After drying the acrylic paint with my heat tool, I used embossing ink on the front of the frame and then sprinkled on Tree Branch embossing powder. I knocked off the loose excess and then lightly went around the outside/inside with my finger to knock off some EP in random patterns. Once heated on, it just gives such a cool warn look to the piece! Once the frame was finished, the manila CS was trimmed to fit and adhered to the back side of the frame.
(I meant to do them all with Crackle Accents, but had both on my desk and somehow mixed them up so about half of them got Glossy instead of Crackle - LOL!) When dry, I arranged them to fit, glued them with Multi Medium Matte and layered the labels over them using the new Ranger foam tape to separate the layers so the leaves could be tucked under.
The following products were used to make this project and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Ranger/Tim Holtz/Wendy Vecchi and most other name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.