The vinyl decor element is applied directly to outside of the glass; the other elements are contained behind the glass.
I also applied the Dasher decor element to frames and used one as a gift for my dad and another for myself. I was not able to find a ready made mat that I liked to put behind the image so I ordered them. The frame is 16 X 20. The vinyl is applied to the outside of the glass. Although tempted to add some clear rhinestone to the snowflakes around the antlers - I resisted and am so glad I did. I love the simplicity just as it is.