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Monday, January 21, 2013

Spellbinders Die D-Lites and Embossing Paste!

Good morning!  Sherry here today and I have an altered frame to share with you.


I started with one of those $ frames from Michael’s.


From thin chipboard a stencil was die cut using S2-020 Spellbinders Die D-Lites Medallion Five.

Stencil from Die D-Lite

Using the chipboard stencil and Studio 490 Embossing Paste, medallions were placed randomly around the bare wood frame.  Once the Embossing Paste was dry, the frame was painted black.  Antique Gold Rub ‘n Buff was used to accent the stencils.


The flowers, foliage and flairs were all die cut from 140 lb. watercolor paper.   (Video tutorial on the flowers can be found here - - Dimensional Blossom from Watercolor Paper.)  The flowers are S4-370 Blossoms Five, leaves from SS4-328 Foliage and S5-050 Rose Creations, and the flourish is from S5-119 Venetian Motifs.


The sentiment is from an older Studio 490 set, Art-Fully Said.    If you don’t have the set and need it, please send Kim an email and she can special order it for you.  It was stamped on watercolor paper that had been misted and splattered with Broken China and Vintage Distress Inks, then die cut and mounted with S4-161 Labels One.


Thanks for stopping by and joining me today!
eP Signature - Sherry Cheever

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Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

The colors in this are spectacular. The texture is just great, and I love the sheen you achieved using that rub. And the flower...ah, the flower!

Kim said...

Thud...that was my mouth hitting the ground...this is breathtaking, Sherry, seriously a stunning creation! Love the tip on using the D'lites as a stencil...great idea!

Merrylioness said...

Love it Sherry. You are such an inspiration for me. Thank you for sharing.

Dolly LaBelle said...

Great idea to use die cut for the paste. It's one of those moments when you say, "why didn't I think of that?"
Thanks for sharing!

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Donna-Marie said...

Wow!!Lots of inspiration in this piece!!! Beautiful and elegant...a true piece of art :-)

Redanne said...

You have created the most elegant piece of art here and thank you for the tip with the d'lites.

Annette Green said...

Sherry, this is absolutely gorgeous! Loved watching your flower video and am eager to try it, you make it look so simple. The stenciled/embossed background on your frame is so clever! Thanks for the inspiration!

Words and Pictures said...

That's so totally cool, Sherry - brilliant to create your own stencil, and the texture paste looks incredible on your frame - Love it!
Alison x

Broni said...

Amazing! It's so cool that you made a stencil with the d'lites die cut!

MandMartista said...

This is so beautiful. Incredible job, Sherry !!

MandMartista said...

This is so beautiful. Incredible job, Sherry !!

Tracy said...

Oh my giddy aunt Sherry....jaw droppingly gorrrgeous!!!
I just want to reach out and and stroke it,beautiful textures.

Bonnie Irvine said...

What a brilliant way to alter this frame. The texture is incredible and I love how intricate the pattern is using the d-Lites as a stencil. Those flowers are amazing. I'm off to follow up on that tutorial. Thanks for the great inspiration!

Erin Smetak said...

Oh my! Sherry, this is gorgeous! Your flowers are just divine! The whole frame is just outstanding!