This card was inspired by my trip down memory lane a couple of days ago, going through my old stamping stuff. I had hundreds of magazines that I went through to see if I wanted to keep any. What I did see was a lot of cards made in the collage/vintage style which I really like but haven't managed to master.
So today, for the Shabby Tearoom color challenge and the sketch challenge at Pals Paper Arts, I made this:
For my card, I used an unmounted plate of stamps called The Dressmaker by Oxford Impressions. I stamped several images onto a Very Vanilla panel then distressed and sponged the edges. For the main panel, I stamped the row of numbers in Crumb Cake then over-stamped with the corset in black. The twill behind the main image was dirtied up with Crumb Cake ink before being layered with black lace on either side. The card base was embossed with the Alphabet EF before being sponged.
The final touch was 3 Vanilla Trim flowers in the bottom left corner. I sort of feel as if there's something missing from this card. It's too dirty to be clean and too clean to be vintage LOL.
My New Year's resolution is to finish the insides of my card when I make them, so here's the inside.
Thanks for looking.
Stamps: The Dressmaker (Oxford Impressions)
Ink: Crumb Cake; Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Accessories: Twill Tape, Raven Lace Trim, sponge, vanilla flower trim