Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A journey to Paris

A friend of mine, Carol Sweeney, sent me the wonderful eiffel tower embellishment that is in the center of this card. It is made of air dry clay and has metallic ribbons in it also. Isn't it gorgeous!!! Rather than hoard this beautiful embellishment and pack it away with the rest of my stash, inspiration struck as I knew I had the perfect Sweetpea stamp to accompany this embellishment. Besides, there was the perfect opportunity to use this embellishment for a swap entitled 'Use it or Lose it' on CCSwaps.
The eiffel tower image, seen in the upper right and lower left corners of this card, is on Sweetpea plate #6. I stamped the image onto white card stock using lightening black brilliance ink and then I embossed with clear detail powder. I double mounted the image on a metallic gold piece of card stock and then a black piece of card stock. I cut a piece of white card stock to 4 x 5 1/4" and sponged on some gold ink, but not enough to cover the card. After the ink dried I ran the piece through my cuttlebug using the script embossing folder. I swiped a black ink pad and then the lightening black brilliance ink pad across the embossed card to highlight the script. I edged the piece using a gold krylon pen and before attaching to a black card I attached a piece of printed twill ribbon with a gold star shaped brad to the left top corner. I then attached the embellishment and 2 stamped images to the front of the card. I love it when inspiration strikes and all the pieces of a card work together so well!!!

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