I started off with a background that I had made some time ago with Distress Oxides. I like to make a bunch of backgrounds at once, so that I have plenty to choose from when I need it. This particular background uses Wilted Violet, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, and I think a little Antique Linen. I put lots of water droplets on it when I made it to show the oxidation.
For my stamp, I used VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne, and it stamped the image out beautifully. I wanted some of the details of the stamp to show up more, so I colored in the roses, the leaves, the crown, and parts of the skull using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I also added a few highlights of white with a Posca Pen.
Before adding my stamped layer to my Kraft card base, I decided I needed a little texture. I applied VersaMark ink to 2 edges at a time, then sprinkled on Aged Spice Embossing Powder, and heat set it from the bottom. Then I repeated it on the other 2 sides. This was exactly what the card needed.
This card came together very quickly because I already had my background made, and I did minimal coloring. I think the effect of the Distress Oxide Inks behind the stamped image is great, and it fits right in to the 31 Days of Halloween. Please be sure to visit the Stampendous Blog for more Halloween projects. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!