Hello. My name is Gail, aka ionabunny, and I am so pleased and excited to be posting my first tutorial as a design team member for Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda. I made this for the current Postcards challenge using the gorgeous Frankenstein from Carmen's Veranda and the fabtabulous Bubbles Background from Lost Coast Designs.
I have a particular weakness for Frank and when I saw this stamp I just had to have him. Isn't he a hunk! And at just under 3.5" high he is always going to make a striking focal point.
I always feel a bit sorry for Frank. I mean, he never asked to be resurrected and have bolts in his neck and a dodgy complexion. So I decided he need a grungy background. I stamped, embossed and masked Frank, and then ripped some painter's tape and masked off the edge of my 4 x 6" card.
I inked Bubbles Background with Versamark ink and then removed some of the ink with a paper towel. I stamped and embossed with black embossing powder. Removing the ink gives a broken impression and the ripped tape has given me a nice wiggly edge as well. Then I used an embossing pen to make a ragged frame which I embossed with lilac embossing powder.
Here's the postcard with the complete lilac embossed frame. I also overheated some of the embossing powder on the edges of the Bubbles Background to give it a more matt appearance in places.
I used shades of purple distress inks to colour the background and Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen Bough distress inks for Frank's face. I coloured his bolts with a gold pilot marker and used a blue Galaxy marker for his eyes.