If you look through my stamps, you might think I have a thing about corsets. This is very odd -- I'm not even a fan of Madonna. But I have several stamps featuring corsets and dress forms. One is a wonderful vintage ad for a corset, but unfortunately due to its size (more than 5 inches long), it's really hard to come up with a good design to incorporate it into a card.
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge this week gave me a perfect opportunity to pull out these stamps. The challenge was an inspiration challenge based on posters designed by Kimberly Poloson. and I chose a corset ad. My stamp with the vintage corset ad would have been perfect theme and look-wise, but I decided to use dress forms for ease in size.
For the layout, I used Inspiration Challenge sketch #21.
I went with some vintage-looking paper from My Mind's Eye, as well as browns and tans. Ink is Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink from Colorbox. (Aside, I love the Colorbox Chalk Inks). I used a script-background stamp to creat the strip behind the main image. Note the embellishments -- I've been wanting to use snaps as an embellie for a long time, and they seemed so appropriate for this. I have a bunch of them and, seriously, when was the last time I actually sewed one on something?