I chose to use the Springtime in Paris stamp and die set for my card today. This set is just beautiful. I combined it with the emboss resist technique which is one of my faves!
I started by stamping the large flourish image repeatedly onto a white card panel using Versamark ink. I heat embossed using clear embossing powder. I chose Worn Lipstick and Tattered Rose Distress Oxide Inks for the blending as these take no effort at all to blend.
I sprayed and flicked some water onto the panel to create that awesome bleached effect. NOTE: this is not watercolour paper. The reaction is much quicker on regular cardstock and creates a mottled effect..which I like.
I set that aside to dry and stamped the Eiffel Tower Image, also using Versamark and heat embossed it with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. I repeated this twice to get a nice thick coat of embossing!
I used the largest die from the XOXO Border Dies (one of my favourite sets), and adhered that onto a card base of the same size which is approximately 3.75 X just under 5....I'm terrible with measurements :(
To break the background up a little bit, I stamped the sentiment on a small strip of white cardstock using the Liquid Platinum embossing powder. I foam mounted the Eiffel tower to give a bit of dimension.
For a bit of sparkle, I added a few Sparkling Clear Sequins.
All in all, a very feminine card. I should mention that this stamp and die set is ON SALE NOW for an incredible price :)
Thank you so much for stopping by today!!
Until next time...stay crafty!