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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Sketch {008} Eiffel Tower

Here's a card for Gerrie ;o)

I got this sketch challenge from Erin's blog and had so much fun not having to think about a layout! These awesome stamps are all I Brake for Stamps from the Time to Stamp site(Travel ATC sheet).

Card measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

I stamped the Eiffel Tower in Versafine black ink on Stampin' Up!'s Whisper White. I stippled some black ink around the edges and then edged the panel straight from the pad for a distressed look. Using SU's True Thyme and Sahara Sand, I stamped the globe, words and receipt as shown.

I used a wide-set ribbon punch to punch just one slot along the edge and tied a couple ribbons on as shown. I adhered this to an olive panel and then a black panel.

For the background panel I stamped the map twice on a Sahara Sand panel, using True Thyme.

If you stamp something twice and get a dark line where they meet, if the colors are neutral you can sometimes use a white rubber eraser to remove a little color without smearing the pattern.

I distressed the edges with the Tim Holtz distressing wheel and drew black lines using a Zig marker. The dots are matte-finish black brads. This panel was adhered to a black panel, and then to a white cardfront. The main panel was pop-dotted over this - irl this can really help a card not to look too "flat".
Thanks for looking!

Thanks for looking!


The Cute & Adorable, Yet Ever So Humble, mE said...

I LOVE this card! This is fabulous! I am going to have to pick up these stamps! :)

Inky Smiles!

The Cute & Adorable, Yet Ever So Humble, mE said...

PS.. thanks for playing with us!

Manna said...

This is great! I love the colours. Can anyone play along or do you need to be a member? TFS.

Leigh said...

This is a stunning card. Wonderful stamps.

Cheri said...

I LOVE this card and style. Great colors!!! What a masterpiece. Now I have to add these stamps to my wishlist. Cheri-Vizacat