The minute I saw the Love Paris stamp set (BD-0040), I fell in love with it. There was just something about it that drew me in!!!
I used the marbling technique for the background. To get the marbling technique, you take your Media Tray (TO-0122) and add some water (enough to cover the bottom of the tray). Then take any of our silks, in this case I used Turbo Teal Silk (IP-0119) and add a few flicks into the water. You then take your card front, I used Banana Cream card stock (CS-0087) for my card front and gently lay it on top of the water. You are just laying it on top of the water to pick up the color, you should not submerse it. Lift it up and move the card stock around to move around the color. Be sure to let it completely dry. If you are impatient like me, you can use your Heat Gun (TO-0083) to speed up the drying process.
Once completely dry, I ran it through my Amaze Machine (TO-0134) to help flatten it out a bit. After I stamped the Eiffel Tower in River Stone Ink (IP-0053). I then pulled out my Postage Stamps ATS (AT-0056) and stamped it using the stamp off technique. To get the stamp off technique you stamp your image in your ink, in this case I used River Stone Ink, then stamped it off on a scrap piece of paper and then stamped it onto the card front. (Note: I used the same process to stamp the Postage Stamp on the inside piece of Banana Cream cardstock) – see the photo below.
The word Paris was stamped using Black Licorice Ink (IP-0041).
I used the Postage Stamps ATS again, to stamp on Bubble Gum card stock using River Stone Ink and die cut that out using the smallest detail butterfly from Artful Butterfly (DI-0007). I used the smallest outline butterfly from the same die set and cut that out using Journey Brushed Silver cardstock (CS-0135).
I flicked some Gold Silk (IP-0096) and Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) to both the card front and the bubble gum butterfly.
The card front was adhered using our White Liner tape (AD-0001) to a piece of Cool Pool card stock (CS-0018) which was then popped up using Medium Foam Squares (AD-0085) to a River Stone card base.
Before applying the butterflies, I curved the wings using my Crease Tool (TO-0040). The butterfly was adhered together using Glue Dots (AD-0083). I finished off the card with some Pearls ( AC-0024).
I hope you give the marbling technique a try. It is really a great way to change up your card front without taking away from the stamp images.
May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.
And I hope you Love Paris!!!!
Click here Love Paris SupplyList for a downloadable supply list.