Wednesday, July 22, 2009

More Chic Boutique!

My new sets are always the ones I use the most! Chic Boutique came in the mail a couple of weeks ago and I am having lots of fun with it!! Today I used the Eiffel Tower image as my focal point... here it is...

All products by Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Chic Boutique set; Baroque Motifs set
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Soft Suede, Creamy Caramel Classic inks
Paper: Very Vanilla, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty in Pink, Soft Suede cardstock; Thoroughly Modern DSP
Accessories: Very Vanilla wide grosgrain ribbon, Fire Circle rhinestone brads, Curly Label punch, paper piercer, stamping sponges, Dazzling Diamonds glitter

I stamped the Eiffel tower image onto Very Vanilla cardstock with Soft Suede ink. Next, I colored some of the image with my Pretty in Pink marker and added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the same areas with my 2-Way glue pen. I have a brand new one so it makes the tiny parts pretty easy to get! Hee! When the glitter was dry, I sponged around the edges with Creamy Caramel ink and then Soft Suede ink to give it an aged look. I added two rhinestone brads to the corner. Next, I matted it with Rose Red cardstock and roughed up the edges with my Design Elements applicator. I used Dimensionals to pop it up and added another mat in Soft Suede. Next, I built up my card base, which started out as a A2 Soft Suede card. I cut my Rose Red DSP to fit and sponged around the edges with Rose Red ink. I adhered it to the base. Next, I cut a strip of Pretty in Pink cardstock and stamped over it using the swirls from the Baroque Motifs set. I added some pierced holes along the long edges and distressed them as well. I wrapped it with Very Vanilla ribbon. Before I tied it, I laced it through the mats of the Eiffel tower image so that it was under the top two but over the last. I added a hint of Pumpkin Pie by adding a torn piece of cardstock to the bottom edge. Before adhering all of this to the card base, I first stamped the swirly image underneath where I wanted my sentiment to be. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get it just right. I also colored in the swirl ends to make it stand out a little with my Soft Suede marker. Once it was all adhered down, I added my sentiment which was stamped on Very Vanilla with Soft Suede ink and punched out using the Curly Label punch. I inked around the edges with Pretty in Pink ink and popped it up using Dimensionals.

Well, it is a great afternoon for staying indoors (to hot and muggy out!) so I think I should have some more goodies to share with you tomorrow!!

Thanks for stopping by and if you get a chance, please pop over to Paper Crafts Magazine's Gallery Idol Contest to vote for your favorite! I am currently in the top 10! Hee!

Have a great day!



Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Love the new blog background color. The pattern reminds me of PTI Guidelines stamp set! I know that's a little extreme! :)

Cute card! Loving your use of the stamp set. I need to borrow it! :)

Rose said...

What a great card! I love the color scheme. Fabulous!

MEL said...

Great use of that set...great card!

Jess Lundahl said...

Beautiful card!! The colors are wonderful together. The sponging on the pink really makes the card.

Gina said...

Love the color combo on this card. I really love the use of the Eiffel Tower - I know exactly what I can use something like that for!!

Summer Braxton said...

HA! I've voted for you at Paper Crafts a couple times now and just noticed you're in Woodbridge. I'm in Lorton!! What a hoot! (So I did a google search to see if you had a blog... stalker-ish, I know... sorry.) Best wishes on Gallery Idol.

Anonymous said...

Great color combo!

Steph Zerbe said...

Super cool!
I dig the colors and torn paper. I might have to rethink this set. I love the bird cage too.

Karen Urbisci said...

This is a great card. I really like the colors you chose. Don't you just love the new DS?


Maile Belles said...

Very pretty, love the color combo and stamp!!!

Rose Castillo said...

This is a great card. I just love your layout and color combo. TFS

DoxieGirl said...

this is gorgeous!!!! love EVERYTHING about it!

Kierra said...

Love everything about this card! Especially the pretty brads and the distressing.

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