Okay, really? Nice title huh? Didn’t know where to go with it and you’ll see why I’ve titled it like that in a second….
This, I think, was my most favourite card of my Artisan entries – maybe because it uses a stamp set, Elements of Style, in a completely non-intended way!
The first thing I’d done was stamp the large floral image on the Crumb Cake cardstock in Versamark and emboss with black embossing powder. I then used a Blender Pen and bleached the image out. When dry, I coloured it all in. I really liked it but wasn’t sure where to go from there. I kept that piece on my desk for a while and then realized that it looked kinda like a tattoo.
So the idea for the skull was to imitate a sugar skull. This is a type of tattoo, usually WAY more intricate than the one on this card but the idea is there. I again embossed some other pieces for the face (the eyes are embossed from the I (heart) Hearts set and punched out with the small heart punch and the mouth is just embossed and paper pieced on).
I added a panel of Real Red cardstock on which I stamped the same image as on the skull itself. It is also embossed with black embossing powder and I’ve sponged the edges and distressed them.
Behind the skull I added some taffeta ribbon (it was chocolate chip but I ran it over some Basic Black into to darken it) and some flowers from the Boho Blossoms punch in Ruby Red, Real Red and Cameo Coral.
I added an embossed and distressed saying with a bit more of the bleached flowers in the upper right and continued the motif on the inside.
Hope you enjoy it!
Products used on this project:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Real Red, Ruby Red (retired), Cameo Coral (retired), Old Olive.
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark, Stampin’ Write Markers in Old Olive, More Mustard and Ruby Red (retired).
Stamps: Just Jawing, Elements of Style, I (heart) Hearts.
Accessories: Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon, Vintage Brads, Boho Blossoms Punch, Little Leaves Sizzlet, black embossing powder, heat tool, small heart punch.