Thursday, March 16, 2017

Paris in the Spring

Hi Friends!   

I had a chance to create another card using images from the Eiffel Collage and Grunge Elements stamps sets at Artistic Outpost along with ODBD Custom Dies -Circles and Pierced Circles  (all available from Our Daily Bread Designs).

If you have not had a chance to visit The Artistic Outpost Blog or the Just Add Ink site  yet, I encourage you to do so- fabulous inspiration from the Artistic Outpost Design Team on the AO Blog as well as the JAI Challenge galleries!

To create this card:

1). Ink the Eiffel Collage background stamp with archival black ink and stamp onto two pieces of white cardstock.

2). Fussy cut around the jagged edge of one of the stamped Eiffel Collage images and watercolor both images with water based markers.

 3). Split the fussy-cut Eiffel Collage panel into three sections, distress the outside edges with a distressing tool, mount onto black cardstock , trimming close to the edge.  ***FYI** Here is a little secret- originally I had planned on using just this panel but the girl’s face was split and it did not look “right” to me so the next few steps were what I took to fix the card...Now you know- lol!!

4). Use the Circle Dies to die cut out the image of the girl with the doves on the ledge, mount onto a piece of black cardstock that was die cut and embossed with the Pierced Circle Dies.

5). Use a sponge to apply vintage photo distress ink over the split panel and die cut image to “age” the paper.  To add additional distressing, splash a bit of water with your fingers onto the background panel and heat set with a heat tool.

6). On a white card base, sponge vintage photo distress ink over the edges and stamp the large splatter stamp from Grunge Elements using black soot distress ink.  Mount the background panel directly to the card front.

7). Add the die cut girl image to the card front with dimensional foam.

8). To finish off the card,  use a clear glitter pen to apply shimmer to the Eiffel Tower and flowers and an extra fine white paint pen to add highlights to the flowers.

I had fun experimenting with this card and I hope I have inspired you as well.  

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and I hope you have a wonderful weekend, my friends!


Nikki Spencer said...

Clever use of the "L" element Julie. Love the collage effect and colours. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

Christine Blain said...

I love the rich, jewel, tones on your card, Julie. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

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