Sunday, April 15, 2012

Parisian Sketch and Color Challenge- Two in One!

Hi Stampers!

I hope all of you had a wonderful week!  I wanted to create a card using the CQC132 ColourQ Challenge colors and decided to incorporate the RS7 Sketch from Retro Sketches as well.  Both sites are wonderful sources of inspiration, if you have the time, see for yourself!

I added one more layer to the sketch and mirrored the cut panels behind the focal point.  I had a difficult time incorporating the horizontal strip below the tower so I thought that the Lucky Limeade panel would suffice as the "horizontal strip".  That is what I like about sketch challenges- they are a starting point for your own creativity :-)! 

To create this card:

On Whisper White cardstock, use Sponge Daubers to apply Pumpkin Pie and Poppy Parade Classic Ink.  Create the collage using stamps from Artistic Etchings and Established Elegance with Pumpkin Pie, Poppy Parade and Lucky Limeade ink. 

Stamp the Eiffel Tower as well as the Final Image using Versamark™ ink, heat emboss using Stampin’ Emboss® Black Embossing Powder. 

Mount onto Basic Black and again onto Lucky Limeade/Basic Black following the sketch.
Use the Big Shot and emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock (ink the interior of the embossing folder with Lucky Limeade ink prior to placing the WW cardstock inside). Cut into two and mount onto Basic Black cardstock.

Close-Up of Collage

Assemble the remainder of the card- attach the tags with a brad and wire, adhere the Satin Bow and you are finished!

Stamp Sets:  Artistic Etchings, Established Elegance, Tiny Tags  

Ink: Versamark™, Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Lucky Limeade cardstock and Designer Series Paper

Accessories:  Heat Tool, Sponge Daubers, Big Shot™, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Jewelry Tag Punch, Copper Brad, Wire Works (retired), 5/8" Basic Black Satin Ribbon

Thanks again for taking the time to visit and all of your encouragement!  Have a great week creating and sharing the love of stamping- God Bless! 


Jackie Rockwell said...

This is such a beautiful card the black bow is very elegant! So glad you played along with us at Retrosketches this week!

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous card, Julie, I love everything about this card, the inked embossing if fabulous, so is your Paris scene! Thanks for joining us this week and every week at the ColourQ, I always enjoy the cards you have made!

Christina said...

I had no idea these colors could be so elegant! Gorgeous embossing and stamping, and that black satin bow is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ!

Ms. Anon. said...

Stunning! I've coveted Artistic Etchings and now I have more ideas about how to use it. Wowsa, what a gorgeous card!

Ms. Anon. said...

Stunning! I've coveted Artistic Etchings and now I have more ideas about how to use it. Wowsa, what a gorgeous card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Really cool card Julie. Amazing stamping and embossing.

carol (krillsister) said...

Awesome card. I love all the sponging you did. Great colors. Love the collage you crated.

kasia c. said...

Absolutely gorgeous take on both challenges. :)
You always the most beautiful backgrounds!!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at ColourQ and RetroSketches!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Julie, this is just gorgeous!!! Love the images, your cards are always so elegant! Thank so much for playing with us at RetroSketches and colourQ!!!

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