I cannot explain the allure that Paris and Le Tour Eiffel hold for me, but they do. So when the newest release from Clearly Besotted included a stamp set with it, it immediately went to the top of my ‘must have’ list!! This is a beautiful rendition of the Tower, including an adorable heart right smack in the middle of it…perhaps they should modify to real Tower to include the heart, it’s pretty darn cute!!
I truly do not know where this vintage-y style is coming from…but I love it!! I, of course, went through my paper bin and found these delightful papers that just scream Paris to me, and then I built the card around them! I wanted something for the Tower to sit on…I didn’t want it floating on the page, so I pulled out this adorable pierced tag set from My Favorite Things. I dye cut two tags, in different patterns, and got a bit inky with my Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
In fact, every layer ended up being distressed, it took the ‘newness’ out of the papers. Can you see the pretty pattern in the top tag? I trimmed it specifically to include those swirls, no need to add any more stamping to it! And the fiber…isn’t it amazing? It’s part of my collection that I have had for-ever! It feels so good to use some of my pretty supplies!
And with all this gong on on the outside, there was no way I could leave the inside blank so…
Voila! Another pretty pattern paper and a lovely swirl stamp from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called Elements of Style. I inked it up in the Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then stamped off before stamping on my card. Love!
The sketch for today’s project is courtesy of Freshly Made Sketches…such a fun sketch this week!
And that’s all folks! I hope you and the folks over at Freshly Made Sketches enjoy my creation for the challenge this week!
I will be back tomorrow with another fun challenge for you from the talented designers at The Paper Players!
Wishing you joy and blessings!
Cardstock: Vintage Cream by Papertrey
Pattern Paper: Lost & Found: Rosy by My Mind’s Eye
Ink: Early Expresso by Stampin’ Up! and Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Tim Holtz
Stamps: Je t’aime by Clearly Besotted Stamps and Elements of Style (retired) by Stampin’ Up!
Dies: FPierced Traditional Tags by My Favorite Things and Envelope Liner Die by Stampin’ Up!
Tools: MISTI by My Sweet Petunia
Embellishments: Retired Fiber from Making Memories and unknown brad