27 August 2010
Today we're sharing some ideas on how you can use the DDRS049 Tour Eiffel stamp set:
The card I created below was using the main collaged Eiffel Tower stamp, simply stamped onto a Distress Ink background. I also covered the Paris postmark with Glossy Accents. This just shows an easy way to use this stamp:
Tour Eiffel ATC by Sarah:
Notes from Sarah:
I stamped the largest stamp from the set onto Darkroom Door "Blush" patterned paper using Brushed Corduroy Distress ink. Then over stamped the ticket stamp using "Worn Lipstick" Distress Ink. The Lamppost was stamped using Timber Brown Stazon ink, and the "Tour Eiffel" words were stamped in black.
The arch frame was inked using a combination of brown distress inks, and then stamped with Walnut Stain Distress ink using the post card script stamp. Attached the frame to the background, then attached a Photobooth lady to the left hand corner of the frame. As the frame is raised, foam tape is needed behind her head. Added some pearls on the lampposts to finish.
Je T'aime Card by Melissa:
“I couldn’t resist creating a pink Paris card from this beautiful stamp set. I simply stamped the Eiffel Tower using Clearsnap Pink Pastel Fluid Chalk and only stamped a portion of the image. I thought it would be fun to hint at the lovely image without having it take over the entire card front. After that I embellished it with trims, scrunched seam binding, patterned paper, vintage rhinestones, and other special toppings. The lovely script of the Jetaime stamp is the absolute perfect finishing touch…it adds elegance and a timeless touch.”
Hanging Decoration by Sarah:
* The background was created with a square of white cardstock that was inked using Vintage Photo and Antique Linen Distress Inks using a Foam blending tool. I then stamped the small Eiffel Tower stamp onto it with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink. I used the same ink to stamp the postcard text stamp across the square a couple of times. "Tour Eiffel" was stamped with Barn Door Distress Ink.
* I silhouetted a "Hats" photobooth lady (wearing a Beret - how very French! LOL!) and attached it to the background.
* "Paris" was stamped onto the glass with black ink and heat embossed using black embossing powder.
* On the reverse side, the same inks / techniques were used. The background features the largest stamp from the set stamped with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink. The ticket, and the "Je T'aime" stamp were stamped with Barn Door Distress Ink. The Small Eiffel tower was stamped directly onto the glass with black ink, and heat embossed using black embossing powder.
Je T'aime ATC by Sarah:
* To create the background of my ATC I stamped the largest stamp from the set onto the white background using Kaleidacolor inkpad - "Cappuchino Delight". It's a rainbow dye inkpad. While the ink was still wet, I went over the image with a wet sponge to drag the colours over the background and create a watercolour effect.
* I stamped the Paris definition onto the bottom of the ATC, and "Je T'aime" at the top of the ATC using black ink. The small Eiffel Tower was stamped with Sepia Archival ink.
* I adhered an image from the "Friends and Lovers" Photobooth sheet onto the ATC, then I coated the whole ATC (except foe the photo) with Viva Decor Transparent Croco Paint. I then went over the cracks with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to give them more definition.
Bon Voyage Card by Sarah:
* First I stamped the large Eiffel Tower stamp onto striped patterned paper (by Graphic 45) with Timber Brown Stazon ink. I cut it out, then inked around the image using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Foam Blending Tool. I then stamped the same image onto white paper with the Stazon ink, and cut out only the Eiffel Tower. I inked around the edges of teh tower with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, and then mounted it to the full image using double sided foam mounting tape.
* I used the "Bon Voyage" greeting from the All Occasions stamp set to complement the image.
Such beautiful projects! I love seeing all the different things that can be made with one stamp set. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us Sarah & Melissa!!!