The dress form was cut from thin cardboard packing material. I lightly rubbed Distress Ink over it, spritzed with water and dried with a heat tool. Then I rubbed VersaMark over the top and added a couple layers of Wow Clear Matte Dull embossing powder. It actually turned out shiny so I don't know what happened there. It was far from the "rusty" look I originally was going for. The spool was cut from Grunge Board which is flexible. I used the same embossing powder over Distress Ink and then crackled it by bending and twisting.
I created the photo frame from watercolor paper that I had water colored using a vintage palette with Distress Inks. A funny thing about my background papers is that this collection is a pet/dog collection. Aren't the vintage patterns I pulled out of that collection awesome? I really like the color combo. It set the mood for the card. I also really like the Santoro London paper which comes in a variety of finishes and styles. The piece I chose felt like canvas.
Card Size: A7 7"x 5"
Stamps: Hero Arts- Heartfelt Messages
Specialty Paper: Authentique- Devoted, Santoro London-Mix
Ink/Color: Archival Jet Black, Distress Inks,
Dies: Sizzix Alterations- Sewing Room, Sizzlet Vintage Lace, Penny Black- Many Thanks, Poppy Stamps- Classic Ribbons, MFT- Rectangle Frame
Embellishments: Basic Grey- Metal Studs Stars, My Minds Eye "Follow Your Heart" twine