Nov 01 2007

Framed Rejoice

Published by at 3 16 am under Framed Items

This project is somewhat of a continuation of my card posted just below — same stamp set and same paper pad — but a totally different feel!!! This was a fun and fairly quick project to do! I love making home decor items — it seems so much more personal than picking up some mass produced item from the store! I have somewhat of a fettish for picture frames, and seem to be picking them up all the time from here and there, especially if they’re on sale — LOL!!! This frame was on a sale rack at Wal-Mart and I just loved it right away — love that the opening is square and I love the heavy, dark, aged wood. I KNEW it would be perfect for something — sometime — LOL!!! Today is the day!!!


The frame is about 9″ square and the exposed opening is 3.5″ square. I am really loving my new 6 x 6 pad of Periphery DP, so I chose a sheet from there, cut a 3″ square and gold embossed the tree from Flourished Christmas by Flourishes. I then dragged the edges of that panelthrough a Versa Mark pad and gold embossed them as well, mounted on a sheet of brushed gold metallic paper, added corner brads and mounted onto the background sheet of DP with mounting tape to gain some elevation. Before putting it into the frame, I ran a piece of wide wired ribbon through the picture opening and tied it into a bow.

The Rejoice panel started it’s life as a thin chipboard coaster.To it Iadhered a piece of the DP with Mod Podge, ran it through the Cuttlebug with a Nestabilities rectangle die, then gold embossed the Rejoice and again embossed the edges, as above described. Since the back is visible, I *painted* it with a brown chalk ink pad to match the frame. The Rejoice panel is merely adhered to the frame with SU Mini Glue Dots. There is also one Mini Glue Dot on each ribbon tail to hold it perfectly in place!

The stamp set, Flourished Christmas, the brushed gold metallic paper, the Periphery DP by Basic Grey, and the Nestabilities Dies are all available at Flourishes.

  • Stamps: Flourished Christmas by Flourishes
  • Paper: Brushed Gold Metallic, Periphery DP by Basic Grey
  • Ink: Versa Mark
  • Accessories: Gold Detail Embossing Powder, Gold Brads, Ribbon from Michaels, Rectangle Nestabilities Die and Cuttlebug, Picture Frame, Thin Chipboard Coaster, Mounting Tape, SU Mini Glue Dots.

Can you tell I’m in the mood to do Christmas projects? Look forward to more Christmas cards and gift card holders real soon! Thanks much for looking!!!

15 responses so far

15 Responses to “Framed Rejoice”

  1. Heidi Bogan says:

    How elegant. This is absolutely beautiful. I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one that has a picture frame fetish. I enjoy your blog.

  2. Phyllis Rollins says:

    Sharon this is wonderful! The frame is perfect with the Flourishes Tree, such an aged and elegant feeling!

  3. Nikki says:

    That is simply gorgeous!!! TFS {SMILES}

  4. Lynda says:

    This is so pretty Sharon! The colors you chose are just perfect for the frame.


  5. Sherrie (Sherrie) says:

    This is so beautiful!

  6. Bev says:

    What a really great project. So pretty! tfs

  7. JoAnn (sarahzoe) says:

    Okay, so I have a new favorite Sharon project from Flourishes. What a gorgeous frame and that image fits it just perfectly. The ribbon you added is so pretty.

  8. nancy littrell says:

    Your main image is just so beautiful and adding the Rejoice and ribbon gives the entire framed project a wonderful holiday feeling. Hopefully my new scanner will be delivered soon and I can upload my 7 new cards. Yep, I a bit behind. Can’t wait for your new cards 🙂 tFS

  9. Mercy says:

    this is gorgeous! love the embossing, and the bow tied around the frame…wonderful idea!

  10. Helen says:

    Oh wow! This is just so special. I really will be looking at every frame and stamp differently now, trying to produce something..somewhere as nice as this.

  11. Rose Ann says:

    This is such a beautiful project!! I love your embossed tree and your perfect gold bow!!

  12. Cathy says:

    What a beautiful project! Very inspiring! TFS

  13. leslierich says:

    What a wonderful gift! Just jaw dropping and so inspiring! Love the blue and gold–perfect for the frame. Someone is going to be very lucky to receive this!!

  14. Holy WOW! That is stunning — what a beautiful piece of art! 🙂

  15. Tiffiny says:

    This is such a cool project idea. I love it! You are so talented. I’m definitely subscribing to your blog.

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