As you know I love layering and lately I found so many inspiration of triple layered cards on the net, so I wanted to try that and create something with my own twist on it. Here is the lay out before I began with stamping:
So actually it’s three black layers and three white layers. I took my white cards and distress them with antique linen distress ink, then I constructed the lay out only from the distressed cards with masking tape.
I used black soot distress ink to stamp my sentiment (#4010 from Kira Nichols). Then I used France Papillon’s splattered mug with vintage photo distress ink and to create some texture I added distress embossing powder on it.
While it was cooling, I used Daniel Torrente’s Mervynboy (#6144) with archival ink to stamp my image and then I coloured it. Finally I trimmed it. I disassembled my distressed and stamped white cards and applied them on their black background. I assembled the cards again and added my image. Finally I dropped a slight shadow with charcoal behind Mervyn.
Don’t forget to give yourself a hug, Mervyn !!!