As Jennifer Maguire has often noted, thin strips of cardstock can really finish off a design nicely. She has used them to cover the seam on adjacent cardstocks or to keep a bare edge from ending so abruptly. Here, I’ve used them to create a frame: sliced from the sponged panel, they help connect the panel to the layer underneath and keep it from looking so floaty . . .
Cardstock: Bazzill Dark Purple, Marcos Jute, Generic Dull SilverStamps: Stampin’ Up Happy Birthday
Inks: ColorBox Silver, Various Purple and Pumpkin shades sponged on
and spritzed with Perfect Pearls Silver mist, Gelly Roll
Emb Powder: B’Muse Silver
Dies/Punches: Impression Obsession Bare Branch, 1/8” corner rounder