This week's theme over at the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge blog is embossing so I've been having a play. My entry for the challenge involved dry embossing, heat embossing and even double embossing! It's an embossing extravaganza! :)
This little decorated frame started life as a small box canvas. I turned it back to front and covered the "frame" part with tin foil which I had folded in half twice, run through the BigShot with a Tim Holtz Texture Fades embossing folder and then coloured with alcohol inks. I then cut and folded a piece of shimmery white card to fit the centre aperture and inked the edges with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and then stamped over it with a Tim Holtz Papillon stamp in Tumbled Glass ink. The butterfly was cut from Grunge Paper with a Tim Holtz Movers and Shakers die, inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, and run through the BigShot in a Tim Holtz Texture Fades folder. I then inked the raised areas of the embossing with Distress ink and heat embossed it with pearlescent embossing powder. I curled the wings and attached the butterfly inside the aperture with a foam pad. The number stamp is from the Stampin' Up! Nature Walk stamp set and was stamped onto shimmery white card and then heat embossed with blue embossing powder. I cut it into a small rectangle and inked the edges with Tumbled Glass and attached inside the aperture with foam pads.
I then used a hot glue gun to add a few finishing touches - some Tim Holtz Ideology cogs, a strip of beaded ribbon along the bottom edge and a chain to hang the frame up by. The chain was upcycled from a charm necklace that I got cheap in a sale; I removed all the charms except the little metal butterfly which I coloured with alcohol inks to match the frame. :)
I had lots of fun getting inky and messy making this project, and digging out all my Tim Holtz toys! :lol: I love embossing and you can get so many different effects from it. And I must thank my friend Pam for giving me the idea to try colouring tin foil with alcohol inks! :D