I was playing around with tissue paper for part of this card and it really helps give it some texture, while it is still wet you can squidge it about to get as much or as little texture as you like. I stamped the diamond background onto ivory card, coloured it with distress ink, then covered it with mod podge, laid the tissue paper over it and covered it all in mod podge. The pattern and colour of the diamond background comes through the tissue but is quite subtle. For a darker effect I stamped the family photograph onto tissue paper then stuck this to the background paper and covered with more mod podge. Once everything had dried I sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and carefully melted it from behind. I stamped a further image of the photograph, cut it to size and fitted it into a memory frame behind a Tim Holtz fragment. Now normally I would attach embellishments with a brad in between the layers so that you don’t see the splayed part of the brad, but this time I pushed the brad in last so it went all the way through the front of the card. This just means that the embellishments and be taken off and used on another project or Chris can take the stamped image from the frame and put in one of his own small photos to be used as a key ring (or other such thing).
Inks: Black document ink, Distress inks; Forest moss and Shabby shutters
Card: Ivory card, tissue paper, black card
Stamps: Elusive images Diamond art, Invokearts Art tickets, Stampers anonymous Mini muse
Other: mod podge, gold embossing powder, Memory frame and fragment, Tim Holtz cogs, brad and spinners, crackle glaze, Cosmo cricket white rub-ons