Tuesday, August 4, 2015

MCT Favorite Stamp/Die of the Month


My Creative Time's Favorite Stamp/Die of the Month this month is Springtime in Paris, a gorgeous collection that includes an Eiffel Tower die, coordinating stamps, and lots of lovely sentiments.  I heat embossed one of these sentiments on a die cut made with one of the Vintage Stitched Label Dies for my card today.  To mix things up a bit, I made my Eiffel Tower out of some lime green cardstock!

For my background, I was inspired by a technique that Kristina Werner used in Online Card Classes' Background Check class.  I made the plaid design scoring the cardstock with my Scor-Pal.  I then inked it up using three different shades of distress inks.  Finally, I trimmed the piece with the largest of the Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies.  A few Papertrey Ink Rainstones were the finishing touch.

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see what she and the rest of the design team have created with Springtime in Paris!

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6 comments:

katieo said...

Fun french card. I love the scored background and the inking you did.

quilt4fun2 said...

Great technique...I love the way the scorelines look like a great plaid. Beautiful card.
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snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!! LOVE!

Beckie Williams said...

This is so cool ... and I love your lime Eiffel Tower!! Great colors!!

Cindy Lovell said...

Such a beautiful card,Katie!! I adore your background...looks amazing!!!

Kim H said...

Katie ~ Yep I am even further behind but I am starting in August posts! LOL!
Any way this is just STUNNING! The background is GORGEOUS!!!