I wanted to try some cards outside of my usual style. My starting point was a sheet of tag die cuts - botanicals, butterflies and so on. Sort of vintagey in appearance. I thought some distress ink sponging would go well together with those images.
Took a deep breath, jumped right in before I had a chance to change my mind.
Turned out very different for me, but I like it!
This one has the flourish embossed with red ink. The sponging is quite a bit messier than I'm used to doing, but like I said, I just kept going so I wouldn't second guess myself.
This flourish was stamped with versamark and clear powder embossed. I used the resist technique with distress inks to make the image appear.
Supplies; Stamps - Fancy Flourishes, Background Basics: Text Style and Retro (PTI), Paper - cream, Graphic 45 die cuts, Ink - Versamark, Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Fired Brick (Tim Holtz distress), Other - clear embossing powder, dark chocolate ribbon cut in half, twine, foam daubers.