Friday, May 9, 2008

I Dream Of Paris

Gettin' down and dirty on this one as you will see below. I made this card for our local monthly card swap. This is the one where I had the ideas floating around in my head for a month but couldn't put them all together. Well, here is what I finally came up with. The theme was "in your dreams". So I thought what better dream does a person have than of Paris. The Eiffel Tower is actually embossed with Black Diamond embossing powder which makes it sparkly but you can't tell that in the pic. I started out with a 4x6 cardstock and embosssed the tower. Then I stamped all of the major stamps clock, girl, postage, key masking each one as I went along. Then I went back and added the background script and diamonds. Stamped journey in remaining open spot and then added color with my distress inks. Very involved and got very dirty. I had ink everywhere. All over my hands up my arm, on my nose...because you know your nose itches every time you get your hands dirty right? I printed the I dream of Paris on computer and cut strips and folded them in half. Added color with inks to highlight dream and Paris. Then I added color to girl's lips, eyes, cheeks with Prismacolors.
Size: 5x7 Stamps: Stampland, Stamp Camp, Cornish Heritage Farms, Stampabilities, Inkadinkado, Just for Fun, Dawn Houser; Ink: Distress inks- Old Paper, Scattered Straw, Aged Mahogany, Pine Needles, Memories Black; Accessories: Black Diamond Embossing Powder, Ribbon

Told ya I got dirty. My BFF is LOL right now and shaking her head because it was not but just a few months ago when I saw cards like this that I said...."I'm not doing all of that....that's too involved." Be quiet Tanya!!!!! I hear ya! :)

1 comment:

HiHoRosie said...

Your dirty hands show how hard you work on your cards. :) When I make cards, including the less involved ones, I'm making a mess. Glitter here, glue there, and ink everywhere! ha ha!

I've never been to France but your card makes me want to go.