Today I have a little written tutorial on how to embellish a Frame, not only for your cards but for any project.
I added distress powders with thick embossing powder and heat set, waited a few minutes and rubbed over with my fingers to release the crystals.
Then I lightly swiped over with a sanding block, which gave me the effect of worn areas and shiny areas.
Happy, happy, happy...... so I stopped here, my base is finished.
The sentiment is a 'crafty secrets' from the 'vintage collection'.
And some close-ups
I added a bling flourish and made a flower by inking up watercolour paper in the same distress inks, and using the Tim Holtz 'tattered florals' die-cut.