Hi Stamping Friends!
I have a couple of pretty Paris-inspired cards to share with you today from the beautiful Parisian Blossoms suite! I love that this suite has so many different looks! I shared a couple of die-cut Eiffel Tower cards earlier this week that you can see here. Plus, there are also the beautiful cherry blossom images that can be seen on the Forever Blossoms cards. I'm loving how Stampin' Up! is combining two cool bundles in one suite for the ultimate in creative possibilities!
But first, just a reminder that today is the last day to RSVP for my monthly card class…
"Last Thursdays" Monthly Card Class
Create 4 all-occasions cards featuring new products from the Mini Catalog & Sale-a-Bration Flyer! Perfect for both new stampers and the stamping enthusiast! All supplies are provided! Bring a friend who's new to Too Cool Stamping and you both can pick 5 cards from my Card Rack!
Parisian Beauty Eiffel Tower Collage Cards
I love the look of a stamped collage and the Parisian Beauty stamp set has lovely elements that make it easy!
Background Basics—I started by adhering a 2-1/2" x 5" piece of Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper onto a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Petal Pink cardstock. The special part of this DSP is the addition of champagne foil accents to many of the sheets. The pattern on this card has Eiffel Tower image in foil. I mounted the layer onto a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock, then adhered the layers to a Whisper White Thick card base.
Collage Stamping—For the focal point, I stamped the Parisian Beauty Eiffel Tower stamp in Early Espresso ink onto a 2-3/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White. Next, I added additional stamped elements, strategically placed to balance color and design. I added the seal and decorative border images in Cherry Cobbler, and the wavy lines and fleur de lis images in Crumb Cake. Then, I popped up the layer with Dimensionals.
Finishing Touches—I die-cut the word "merci" from Champagne Foil using the Parisian dies and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Multipurpose Glue.
TIP: You can see on this die-cut that the poke holes from the die show up as embossed texture on the word. You can eliminate this look if you use a Precision Base Plate in place of the bottom cutting pad. Check out the die-cut on the second card below to see the difference. If you don't already have this plate, unfortunately it is not available. The Precision Base Plate, along with all Big Shot Sizzix supplies, have been retired. But, I'm hopeful that Stampin' Up! will have a similar plate when they unveil their new die-cutting system later this year.
I finished by adding a few Champagne Rhinestone Jewels floating around the collage. Remember that you can get a FREE pack of Champagne Rhinestones when you place a $75 order from my Online Store this month using the Host Code 4WK64W7C.
Two Cool—I used the same design on the second card along with different colors and a different die-cut word. This would be a nice card to give for Valentine's Day! This DSP pattern is layered onto Pool Party cardstock and then mounted onto a layer of Pretty Peacock cardstock.
Collage Stamping—The Cherry Cobbler elements were changed to Pretty Peacock on this card.
Sweet Sentiment—Take a closer look at this Champagne Foil die-cut…no embossed holes from the dies! I used the Precision Base Plate and achieved a smooth metallic look that I prefer.
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