Hello everyone, it's time for another blog post on the Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog, and this week, it's digital download week. Lesley has created two free backgrounds for you to download and use in your own projects.Hop over to the blog to collect the downloads and see some inspiration using the downloads.
I decided to create a haberdashery themed card using the download myself, and wanted to keep the colour scheme very simple, just blue and cream. I stamped three mannequins across the background using second generation stamping, so that they would not be too dark. The various gridlines on the background are a great help for lining everything up. I edged the background with Versamark and added vanilla white embossing powder before heat setting it with my heat gun.
I found some scraps of paper in my stash that had been sprayed blue, and used these for the bodices, embossing them with the vanilla white EP. I then embossed the lace strips onto vellum, and the mannequin bases onto acetate, before cutting everything out and assembling the card. The crocheted cream flower is an oldie from my stash that I have had for ages.