August 30, 2014

Paris Cafe

Awww, Paris!   In truth, I have never been and I am still up in the air as to whether or not it is in my top 5 places to visit, but the IDEA and THOUGHT of Paris is just exciting!  The cafe's, architecture, art, history, shopping, food...ok, I am pretty sure I just talked it into the Top 5.

So when our new inventory came in I just HAD to play!

With this card, I used so many new techniques that it took me over 3 hours to create.  Primarily because I kept messing it up, but it was well worth the time and at times, the frustration.

I inked up our awning and fussy cut around the entire image, scored it at the top to give it a lip for taping and then scored again to give the awning a "pop out" effect.  And would you look at that!  It even looks like our So Suzy Stamps awning!  ;)

Next, I stamped the Eiffel Tower in a light grey ink onto the white paper and glued Meadow Flower Soft to the bottom to simulate bushes.  Can I just say, I LOVE THE EFFECT!  I also realized that using the Flower Soft glue is actually the best way to go.  The 2-way glue I used previously just didn't do the job justice.

How gorgeous is the Flower Soft around the bottom?  I mean, I was happy just leaving it alone! When I was creating the cafe look, I wanted it to appear that the Eiffel Tower was in the background and that you were looking at it through a window.  So I stamped the entire cafe set onto Acetate with Staz-On ink, then I just did a light coloring of grey on the opposite side.

I originally tried the same blue as the awning, but it was an EPIC fail!  The grey does enough to give it a little bit of depth without taking the attention away from the Eiffel Tower.

I also used my MISTI to ensure that the Wine Bottle and Glass sat on the table nicely.  On the negative side of the acetate, I colored in the bottle and glass using my Blendability markers.

Now here is the fun part.  I wanted the acetate to have some dimension to it and not lie directly onto the paper.  With the Flower Soft around the Eiffel Tower, it needed to be "poofy" so underneath the awning, I actually attached the acetate with Dimensionals.  Due to the way the Awning sits, you can't even see them!  Woo hoo!

The rest of the card is pretty self-explanatory.  Once I got the hang of it, it was a fun card to make!

To make our lovely Paris Cafe Card, you will need the following stamps and supplies:
Eiffel Tower
Cafe Set
Wine Bottle and Glass
Meadow Flower Soft - Coming soon
Alcohol based markers

If you make your own version of the Paris Cafe card, we would love to see it!  Be sure and use #sosuzystamps on Instagram so we can take a peak!

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!
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