October 18, 2014

Paris Love

Ahhh Paris!  The city of love.  (Honestly, I am more of a Scotland girl, but who doesn't love a wee bit of romance?)

I actually created an entire line of Paris inspired stamps for my girlfriend Tracie who is quite in love with the stunning city and after playing with this stamp last night, I am so glad I did!  (Thanks, Tracie!!!)

The card features our Paris Eiffel stamp, which is all one stamp and I LOVE it!  Talk about a fun quick card to put together.

I inked up the Paris Eiffel stamp with Black Momento ink and stamped onto white paper.  I didn't have any pink striped paper so I decided to make my own.

I then applied Pretty in Pink ink to my striped embossing folder then ran the white paper through the Big Shot to get the pink lines.  I will admit, I was quite pleased that it actually worked without smudging the black ink!

I wanted to keep the card rather simple since the stamp itself had a lot going on so I just mounted the now striped paper to a layer of Pretty Pink paper and adhered it to a black card. As much as I liked the simplicity of the card, I decided it needed just a little something extra.  I pulled out my gold paper and ran it through the Big Shot using the Love Expressions Framelit and voila!  It was the finishing touch this project needed!

I had such a ball making the card that I had to make one more!   I wanted to give it a bit more sparkle and so I decided to go for the gusto!

I did the same technique for the stripes, but this time I added a smidge of Glimmer Paper to the bottom, tied a black satin bow and then I added a bit more sparkle to the Eiffel Tower using the Silver Stickles and a bit of Wink of Stella on the hearts!

Talk about FABULOUS!!!!!

Here you can see kind of how it looks with the little shimmer, however, I highly recommend NOT flipping the card over when the Stickles are still wet....ya, I did that.  Ooops!

Other than that, I LOVE THIS CARD!   My mom has already requested one of them to be framed for her sewing room for Christmas, so it looks like my first Christmas gift for the season is finished!  Woo hoo!

You can find some of the supplies to make your very own Paris card by following the links below:

Paris Eiffel Stamp
Wink of Stella
Silver Stickles

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!

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