Great inspiration from Fusion #7 — I absolutely love the golden scarf draped around the top of the dressmaker’s form:
I knew that I wanted to use the gold scarf color in my fusion, and also the bricks, but I don’t have any stamps or dies in the shape of a dressmaker’s form, so I had to pick another item for my focal. I chose the medium-sized tapestry pear from a stamp set called “Vine Pear” by Chapel Road Artstamps. I embossed the first layer cardstock with a basket weave pattern, which was the closest thing I had to brick. The pear was heat embossed on parchment paper, and framed with die cuts of dark grey and a copper color. Virtually everything was distressed with three different shades of ink, and I also added a few ink splotches with a stamp from the Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit. The “Aspire” sentiment was printed on my computer using the Monotype Corsiva font, which was the closest I could come to matching the font of the inside sentiment (which came with the Vine Pear stamp set).
Not sure how to describe the result, but it definitely reminds me of the colorful vintage look of G45’s “Steampunk Spells,” which is where the pattern on the vertical rectangular panel comes from. Here is how the card turned out:
Stamp Sets: Chapel Road Artstamps, “Vine Pear (CRA7072A), SU, “Inkblot” from Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit
Card Stock: Smokey Shadow (Papertreyink), orange (Bazzill Basics), Fanciful Floral (Graphic 45, “Steampunk Spells”), Tissue Paper–Writing and Document Paper (Recollections), copper from stash
Inks & Powders: Versamark Watermark Ink, SU Embossing Powder in Early Espresso, SU Early Espresso, Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Walnut
Tools: Big Shot, Martha Stewart heat tool, SU Word Window punch, Spellbinders Floral Ovals (S4-356), Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large (S4-110)
Accessories: Celebrate It Aria black wired-edged jute woven ribbon, dark brown brads from stash