Materials used: Versamark pad, Ranger 2x2 Antique Copper Memory Frame and 2x2 Frosted Glass, decorative paper: Graphic 45 - Communique, clear embossing powder and a decorative stamp: Memory Box's Classic Flourish.
To begin, stamp image onto frosted glass using Versamark pad (Ellen carries an enormous line of Ranger Frosted Glass from Ranger: 1x1; 2x2 and 1x3 and the Memory Frames too). Sprinkle stamped image with clear embossing powder, tap off excess then heat set. When heat setting this, remember glass is a conductor of heat, and the glass will become extremely hot (the same temperature required to melt the embossing powder); please use caution when attempting to handle the glass after the embossing powder melts - wait until the glass cools before handling.
Using Graphic 45 Communique, find a nice spot on the decorative paper and use a piece of 2x2 frosted glass as a template. Trace with a pencil and cut out. I also cut out the '10 telegraph' postage stamp-style image to the right and collaged the two images, trimming the excess.
A 2x2 piece of Graphic 45 Shutter Speed was used for the backing, and the two decorative cardstock pieces were sandwiched together back-to-back between the two panes of glass. Open the Ranger 2x2 Memory Frame, then insert sandwich into the Frame and close.
Whether you choose to place the embossed side of the frosted glass out, or flip the glass so the heat-embossed side is facing inward, is totally up to you, and the look you feel is best for your project. For this sample, the heat-embossed side faces outward.
A bit of wide striped grosgrain is tied to the loop of the Memory Frame, and the entire Memory Frame unit is adhered with a simple Glue Dot to the card front. This will allow the recipient the option of removing the framed piece as a keepsake.
Card interior - leftover strips of Graphic 45 were recycled as decorative accents for the card interior, and the Classic Flourish was stamped randomly on a Kraft envelope using Ranger Jet Black Archival ink. Additional stamps used are from Memory Box: happy birthday sentiment and the elegant Alta Flourish.
A close-up showing the embossing of the frosted Memory Frame piece. Incredible texture using frosted glass! To ensure a safe transit, ship a card like this in its coordinating Kraft envelope, then place in a bubble-lined shipping envelope.
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