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I used the Artistic Stacked Words decorative strip die to cut the number strip that I used for the stem. It was cut from white CS because I'm almost out of black. I sponged it liberally with Black Soot, applied black ultra fine embossing powder. and heated it on The sentiment letters which were cut with the Chip Block decorative strip die started out as white CS and were also black heat embossed.
I included a couple of close up shots here because I wanted you to see the texture created by the distress paint. With the Pumice Stone paint, it looks almost like woodgrain. The Mustard Seed distress paint that I used to stencil was sort of stippled on using the foam dabber. It gave it a raised texture and when dry, the Walnut Stain distress ink that I sponged on settled into the cracks and pores and gave the background such a nice rich texture.
The leaves were cut with the Tattered Leaves die, painted with Pumice Stone distress paint, covered with Glossy Accents and then glittered with Pumice Stone distress glitter.
And even though it's not super frilly, I finally had a project I was happy with and felt I could share. I think the photos really don't do it justice. I really like the way it came out. I'm not sure whose Christmas gift this will be but am leaning toward giving it to my daughter. I think she will enjoy it hanging on the wall in her apartment.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you will stop by Frilly and Funkie to see the other handmade gifts.
These products were used in the creation of the project above. They are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Ranger/Tim Holtz and most other name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.