Here is another project from last Saturday's Stampers' Retreat in Springfield. The club members came up with this cute idea to make a frame with inchies. This was the last of my four workshops that day. I was tired and this one was time consuming. I ended up working like a dog on this project yet was the last attendee out of the building. The wood frame is from the dollar bin which I painted blue and edged with a silver leafing pen. The inside is a sheet of aluminum foil run through an embosser, a double mat, with stamped and heat embossed trees, and my favorite part--a painted, decorated match box with a surprise acrylic dog inside. I spent way too much time selecting my stamps for all 18 pre-cut inchies. After I stamped them, I colored them and then finished with a green crayon color wash. The final step was gluing them onto the frame.
I think this is a really sweet project. I have some inchie stamps of vintage children's faces. I think that would work up into a cute frame for a baby gift.
It seems to me that inchies were a rather popular topic these past two weeks because I saw them showcased on several sites. I jumped on the bandwagon and did my last Queen Kat Designs Stampin' Saturday Technique post on the topic of inchies. To see it, click on QKD.