Wednesday, January 23, 2013

the eiffel tower. . . .

is one of the things I am known for - I have an ongoing collection of E. T. items!

Here is a card I made for the Simon Says Stamp and Show
challenge.




The Eiffel tower stamp is from Stampendous and was a Christmas gift.  A French dictionary page was torn, distressed with a tea dye pad and placed on a cardstock panel.  Then I brushed a bit of gesso over it and swiped it with a tumbled glass distress pad. After stamping the main image, I added various other stamped images for interest.  A punched flower strip was distressed and embellished with tiny gems.  The seam binding was dyed with the tumbled glass pad.  The panel was then placed on the blue card base.  

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14 comments:

Theresa said...

What a great card, Joy! Love all the details and the color combo. Brrrr...it is so cold this morning.

Barb said...

Beautiful card, Joy! Love the colors and wonderful layering!

Maureen Morton said...

Oh, my - this is a masterpiece, Joy! I, too, am an E.T. fan - love it and the images! This has so much happening, and all gorgeous! Need to try that gesso for layering....thanks for the tip. Simply amazing!

Cat Craig said...

Love this, I have a fascination with the EF.

fun stamping said...

Such a wonderful collage - I like those colors - brown and blue - they go so well together. And that gorgeous blue ribbon! My son just commented: That's a cool card - so here you have another admirer :)

Cornelia

Robin K. said...

I loooove this Joy!!! The color combination and your collage of elements is wonderful!!! There is something quite magical about the ET:)

Dawn Turley said...

This is just gorgeous Joy. Love the colours and your design.

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful card, Joy! Love the brown on both sides and the blue flowers in the middle and the effect of the gesso gives a classic look!

Karen B. said...

I love this card, with the multiple layer of stamping and the beautiful bow.

Anita Houston said...

So are you known for Parisian makes? It's a gorgeous card! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

What a beautiful card! I love the color combinations too! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Nancy

sheila said...

oh my Joy.....this is just purely stunning! You did an amazing job with this card...the collage is absolutely beautiful!

Barb said...

Stunning card, luv your blog header too. Ü
Barb

Brenda said...

I love the collage on this card Joy! And the colour combo is beautiful. It has such a nostalgic, romantic feel to it. Of course, being French I love the Eiffel Tower too!