I have chosen to tip my sketch on it's side as my chosen digi topper was portrait. The digi is from Free Vintage Digital Stamps, it was originally sepia and I have changed it to black and white in my photo program. It's matted on deep red foil card and black.
All other materials used have come from stash so I'm feeling rather pleased with myself for being brave and cutting up precious paper, card and ribbon!
The backing paper is actually tissue that came wrapped around a new pair of shoes, the shoes are great, the box is already re-purposed and the tissue has finally been cut and used too. I used Stick and Spray Repositionable to stick the tissue to the card, with an overlap folded onto the back so it won't peel up on the edges. One of my most useful tools is a small roller that is meant for flattening wallpaper seams, I used it to smooth the tissue down.
The topper is stuck to the garter with tape but has foam pads on the card side to keep it level. I have had some black gem swirls in my stash for years, now I have finally used some!
There is a thin black mat layer between the tissue layer and a white card blank, black card being very precious I chose to use a white piece and colour the edge that would be seen with a black alcohol marker, no point in using a big piece of black and covering most of it up. Have you noticed that black card comes in different shades? some of my 'black' card is most definitely on the very dark grey side.
Our challenge at House Of Cards runs for another week so please come and join us.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Digitally Sweet - Guys Only
CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes Using Patterned Paper (Tissue Paper?)
4 Crafty Chicks - Masculine
Crafty Creations Challenges - Dig Deep, use something from stash