Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Love is in the air

Tonight's Design Team card takes me away to a Paris romance.   Ok, so I have to live through my stamps right now, seeing as my hubby is deployed for a couple of months!  lol   :)  This gorgeous photostamp is one of many in a plate from The Stampsmith, called Paris.  These are simply gorgeous images to play with and I can't wait to play with the others in the plate.  Please check out The StampSmith blog for lots more inspiration from some very talented ladies.

I stamped this image on glossy white cardstock and sponged it with Old Paper distress ink to give it an aged look.   I used my Labels 4 Nesties to diecut the stamped image and traced around the outside of the diecut onto chocolate cardstock and freehand cut it out so I wouldn't have to use the next size up, which is too big for my liking.  I'm a thrifty gal and like to get the most out of my crafty supplies!  :)

I trimmed up a lace doily to layer in behind the folded patterned paper along with some Prima flowers to give the card a feminine look.   The folded layers are held down at the tips with 1/8" dimensional squares.   Stay tuned for another trip to Paris soon!

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Stamps: Paris (The Stampsmith)
Cardstock: Chocolate Brown (CRS), White Glossy Cardstock (CRS), Shimmer Lavender (My Minds Eye)
Patterned Paper: Jen Wilson's 20th Street Market "Carefree Graceful" Elegant Pink/Poised Purple Paper (My Minds Eye)
Ink: Ancient Page - Chocolate (Clearsnap), Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Old Paper (Ranger)
Tools: Labels 4 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug, Sponge (SU, 1/8" Dimensional Squares, Scissor, Edge Distressor (CTMH)
Embellishments: Copper Brads (EK Success), Ivory and Pink Flowers (Prima), Lace Doily (Dollarama)


Linda Robinson said...

This is soooo Beautiful..

Kim said...

Gooooorgeous Julie!! You are a natural with the Stampsmith stamps! BEAUTIFUL!

Tracy.H said...

Beautiful Julie!! :0)

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Ohhhhh... this makes me wanna be there!! Beautiful work!! Love all the special touches...
Val :)

2amscrapper said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog about my Paris postcard. Your creation here is beautiful!

MrsETaylor said...

I just wanted to congratulate you Julie, on your design team appointment. You are truly the perfect fit for Stampsmith, and I'm looking forward to seeing all the wonderful pieces of art you create.

your friend

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