Saturday, September 15, 2012

Poinsettia Frame

All this week various members of the Stampendous Design Team have been sharing ideas for wonderful stamped gifts!

The holidays will be here before you know it so we thought we would help jump start your gift making mojo!  Today we end the week with one big gift making HOP!

 You'll be all ready to start sorting through your craft stuff tomorrow and start on some amazing projects!

Please visit all the blogs and comment...we'll be choosing random bloggers to choose random comments for the prizes...so the more comments the better your chance!

Today I am sharing my hand stamped Poinsettia frame.

This beautiful frame is an inexpensive, easy gift to make!
I started with a frame that I bought from Michael's Craft Store for $1.
I painted it with Silver metalic paint and let it dry.


I stamped Jumbo Cling Poinsettia with VersaMark ink and embossed with Aged Scarlet Embossing Enamel.  Then I repeated that step a few more times purposely leaving parts of the Jumbo Poinsettia image off the side of the frame so it looked more random.


You could stop after this step if you want.  
I think the frame looks very clean and classy at this point.  But....I love to color so I added the next step to complete my project.

Use Markers (I used Memento) to color the flower image.
Alcohol markers do not work well for this project (ask me how I know?)
I also added Nutmeg embossing powder to the center of the flowers and heated it till it melted.

There's lots more inspiration awaiting you below.... Please visit:

AND don't forget our Saturday Challenge continues - We're sharing embossing techniques all month! Here's what we've been working on (most recent inspiration first):


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25 comments:

Scrappychick said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the silver behind the scarlet!

Sue D said...

Gorgeous with the red poinsettias over the silver background.

craftymom205 said...

Lovely frame.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Iris said...

Your picture frame is gorgeous. Iris

Far North said...

WoW! What a beautiful transformation of a $1 frame! The embossing really makes the flowers pop!

Greta said...

I have one of those frames & have been afraid to do anything to it, but now I will paint it & stamp on it as I totally LOVE how this came out! Thanks for inspiring me!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love, love this Miss Lady!!! Super rad job!!!

Melinda Gleissner said...

Wow, Kristine! This is stunning! When I first saw it, I thought you had stamped on metal. The embossed poinsettia blooms against the silver is so eye catching. I LOVE it!

Klassy Joolz said...

Boy do I see those frames often...since I work at Michaels...our demo's are never that nice...great project!

Stampendous said...

Beautiful job, Kristine! And thanks for the step outs! What a terrific project!

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

Cute frame.. Love the coloring and great Idea! Love this hop so much fun!

jengd said...

Great frame! I'm not sure I would have thought to make a wooden frame metallic but it works beautifully!

Annan said...

I have not been adventurous enough to try colored embossing powder but this project just might make me give it a try. It turned out really lovely.

Miriam Prantner said...

This is fantastic! Love the sparkle and shine, and the coloring! So elegant!

Wendy said...

I love these frames and I think that Stampendous embossing products work amazing on them!!! I really like using PearLustre on them. I hope you have a good weekend!!!

Anonymous said...

Superb colours...wonderful background..great gift for anyone of any age for Christams.

Usha
usharaneem@yahoo.com

Barbara said...

What a perfect frame! This is a great little gift idea!

Caroline D. said...

Stunning frame! Love how you did the poinsettias!!

Barb Turpin said...

Such inspiration...I'm going to have to pick up a few of those frames!

Katina said...

Your poinsettia frame is very cute and I have to say, even though I love the one you colored in, I really love the first one that is outlined! Thanks for two ways to make this lovely frame.

jordanbev5 said...

Oh my gosh, this is beautiful!! Have to do this! You are always so inspiring!!

Chris Patterson said...

Think this is gorgeous..the silver metallic paint makes such a difference to an ordinary frame.

Carol said...

Fabulous project, thanks for the inspiration!



Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Kristie Maynard said...

Fabulous project. I just picked up a couple little frames in a clearance bin, so I may just try something like this. TFS!

Pam Hornschu said...

Amazing how those frames can go from plain to wow! Gorgeous design and wonderful pic.