Friday, March 2, 2012

Eiffel Tower

This is my second post for the day.  Please scroll down one post to see my Framed Butterfly card.

I was inspired by this SIMPLE Verve sketch at Viva La Verve (hooray!)...


....and the color story at CR84FN:


My new Market Street Stamps (Gingham, Grace) were calling to me, so I put them to work on this card.


I stamped "Grace" in London Fog (it's Memento ink, and isn't that the greatest ink name??), and "Gingham" in Scattered Straw Distress ink.  I am LOVING these stamps!  

See the bit of lace where the two patterns meet?


The little panel features a Hero Arts script stamp, and three images from Stampin' Up!'s Artistic Etchings set.   Behind it, I used a Parisian Motif Spellbinders die cut, made with Crumb Cake cardstock, cut in half and adhered to the panel.


I just couldn't find a home for a sentiment on this card, but I intend for it to be a sympathy card for a friend who is far away.

Thanks for popping by!



Stamps: Artistic Etchings - SU; Gingham, Grace backgrounds - Market Street Stamps; Old French Script - Hero Arts
Paper: white, Crumb Cake - SU
Ink: London Fog Memento, Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko; Scattered Straw Distress - Ranger; Crumb Cake - SU
Other: pearls - Queen & Co.; Big Shot; Parisian Motifs die - Spellbinders
Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions; white lace - Simplicity
Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
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27 comments:

Donna Bowman said...

Wow Colleen!! I LOVE everything about this card!! The colors and the design work perfectly. I love the Eiffel Tower and I wish I was in Paris right now! You're making want to book a trip :)

Lesley said...

This is lovely Colleen, I love the softness of your card and the romance of Paris...so pretty.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

This card screams elegance Colleen! Your stamped background looks so pretty and I love the Eiffel Tower image! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Lisa said...

Everything about your card flows together beautifully Colleen. Love your perfectly placed pearls!

Mynnette said...

Oh, the softness of this is just amazing! LOVE the pearls and lace! :)

Marisa said...

Great double challenge card, Colleen! Love the nestie in the BG and the script on the panel.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Looks fabulous!!

Ellen said...

Oh my Colleen! This is so gorgeous!! I love your stamped panel. It flows perfectly with the BG papers.
hugs,
Ellen

Deborah Frings said...

Wow! Colleen, such an elegant and stylish sympathy card. I really like the pearl accents on the diecut. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous.....just gorgeous!

Ruby said...

This is just beautiful, the design, the colours, the fact that it's got a Parisian theme (I LOOOOOVE Paris!!!) You always make me want to stamp my own backgrounds, you must nag me lol

Patrice said...

What a gorgeous card - and the Eiffel Tower is just the right touch.

Emily Keaton said...

This is gorgeous, Colleen! I love this color combo, and you did a fabulous job mixing so many different stamps for this. Beautiful! I think it will be wonderful sympathy card.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! This is so elegant! LOOOOOOOVE your stamping and layering! BEAUTIFULLY done:)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Hi Colleen! This card is absolutely GORGEOUS! LOVE it. :)

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

So beautiful!!!!!!

Annette said...

gorgeous card...love how you used that die cut and love background stamps..

Linda R said...

Your card looks wonderful. I love those soft yellow colors. Goes so well with the kraft color.

Hugs, Linda

Pauline said...

Absolutely gorgeous Colleen! I love that Eiffel Tower image, and paired with the damask, it makes for a very elegant card!

Stella said...

I really must shut down the computer by my eye caught your post and I could not resist :)

My oh my am I happy I opened this blogpost :) Woohoo!!! I think I see a winner. And you deserve to win!
Your take on the challenge is amazing. I love the combo of gingham and damask patterns. ( Fab idea to use scattered straw!)
But there is so much more to beauty to look at. I love that Parisian Motif die and that yellow flower (am i right? is it a flower?) is priceless.
And this card does not need a sentiment. It's the kind of beauty thhat makes you smile the moment you look at it...
XXX

And now; I am off to bed :)

maria f. said...

So, so, so, so soft and lovely. Love how you worked the kraft into your card.

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Another beauty showcasing your amazing stamping skills! I always love your paris cards too! Love how you used the diecut too!

Bonnie said...

This card doesn't need a sentiment! It's gorgeous as it is!

Marlena M. said...

I love the color combo here and the gorgeous die cut. So pretty what you did with this sketch.

Jinny Newlin said...

This is absolutely beautiful, girl! So much to love, but I especially LOVE all that stampy goodness!

Benzi said...

This is a wonderful sympathy card, Colleen. Love the colors you used and the awesome stamps. Wow, girl!

Andrea Ewen said...

What a lovely palette of colors...and your take on Amber's design is fabulous! The frame really stands out wonderfully!

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