I have opted for a vintage feel to this piece decorating the background with Vintage Photo Distress Ink; applying the ink directly to a non-stick craft sheet and then spritzing with water and mopping up the beads of ink with the card and then drying with a heat tool. I then dabbed the card back into the remaining ink and dried with a heat tool to add layers of colour.
I applied DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Carbon Black to the lid from one of my containers and pressed the inked lid onto my background, repeating three times and then dried with a heat tool. Each circle was then painted with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Titanium White and once again dried with a heat tool and I then coloured each circle with Gelatos, blending the colours with my finger. Imagery from the Vintage Fashion stamp set was then stamped into each of the circles using Black Archival Ink and then dried with a heat tool to prevent any smudging. I stamped a piece of scrap card with the background stamp using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and then stamped the bodice over the text using Black Archival Ink; I love how the text is visible over the bodice! I also included a piece of burlap ribbon behind for added texture.
I also used the background stamp from the Vintage Fashion stamp set to add random stamping, using Vintage Photo Distress Ink for a tone on tone effect. Random machine stitching has also been added for a further layer of interest.
More layers of stamping have been added to the top corner, once again using the background stamp, this time stamping once with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then a second time with Ground Espresso Ink; both layers of stamping clearly visible. I love adding layers to my designs!
I also stamped the inside of my card with the bodice imagery, using Black Archival Ink to echo the design on the front.