Monday, 6 January 2020

"Parisian Beauty" Card Tutorial

Hi Friends! Happy Monday to you! I hope you had a nice weekend. We had a bit of a snowstorm yesterday. I would say we got about a foot of snow and lots of wind. Our power tends to go out a lot during storms but we're prepared with our generator and wood stove. I finished putting all the Christmas decorations away, which inevitably leads to thorough house cleaning and rearranging the furniture and decor (at least it always does for me). While it's always a bit sad to put the decorations away, it does look and feel nice to have the house 'back to normal'. I couldn't resist leaving the pine garland and lights up above the kitchen cabinets though! 

This morning I created an easy and pretty card for this month's "Leader's Project Sheet Group". I used a simple masking and sponging technique and the new "Parisian Beauty" stamp set. This stamp set is really lovely and I have so many ideas I can't wait to try with it. For today's card, however, I wanted to use minimal supplies, and I'm quite pleased with how it turned out! This card layout is brilliant for many other stamp sets - and dies - too.

If you wish to save and/or print the PDF tutorial for this card, click here.

  • Whisper White: 11” x 4 ¼”; and 3 ¾” x 5”
  • Granny Apple Green – 4” x 5 ¼”

  1. Fold 11” x 4 ¼” Whisper White card stock in half to create card base. Glue Granny Apple Green layer on top.
  2. Use post-it notes or scrap paper to mask off 3 ¾” x 5” Whisper White layer. Use sponge to add Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo and Coastal Cabana inks. Remove masks.
  3. Use Stamparatus and Stazon ink pad to stamp tower, sentiment and birds. Glue layer to card front.
  4. Use Take Your Pick tool to add a Champagne Rhinestone on Eiffel Tower.

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Enjoy the day & HAPPY STAMPING!