I am having the best time working out these stamping collages! You know I particularly love finding new ways to use supplies I already have...and this technique of using stamps from different collections and pairing them with inks of different intensity to create a cohesive collage is just SO MUCH FUN...and a terrific way to stretch your supplies.
Here is a close up...I just love the way the frame draws attention to the silhouetted couple...but because the inks are lighter, the provide balance for the focal image (vintage camera). I also added some embossing to the top because it seemed empty - but I didn't want to add more stamping. Embossing can help you fill space with a bit of texture, but still allows you to maintain the balance of your other elements.
The vintage camera is from a stamp set called Shutterbug Special. So very cool - and you can get a matching die...that also cuts that little pull out! Such a great way to add a special sentiment, note or tiny photograph!
To create my focal image, I stamped the camera image on heavy white card stock with VersaMark and then added Super Fine Black embossing powder. You could just stamp it...but I wanted to add some Brushed Pewter Distress Stain to the camera to keep that vintage look going. I used a brush to add the Brushed Pewter Stain into the openings...you can use a baby wipe or a damp cloth to remove the stain from the embossed areas.
Thanks for stopping by...I am always so blessed by you guys! You are a constant source of encouragement for me. Let me know if you would be interested in me doing a tutorial on creating stamped collages...I think it would be fun!
Have a great rest of the week!
Here are the supplies I used: (I can't find a link to the embossing folder - it is an older one that came in a collection of embossing folders for cards).