I wanted to make the stitched cross looking pattern of the Seth Apter stamp set (ESA29) the main element of the dress. I had stamped it to the robe with acrylic paint already, but it didn't pop up the way I wanted and over all I felt that the dress needed a little bling. So, I picked the stamp again and this time used embossing ink to stamp with. I also stamped a couple of the other cross like pattern from the other set (ESA30) to the dress and then coated them with golden embossing powder. At this stage I was still thinking of adding a huge flat back jewel on top of the bigger cross, but decided against it when I had the mechanism done. Instead I went with a smaller one.
To give the doll a bit more dimensional look I then inked around each piece using a black ink. I was careful not to put too much to the face so she wouldn't look like she's been cleaning the chimney. But the dress being of darker color could handle a bit darker shadow around the edge.