Saturday, June 18, 2011

Stampin' Up! Artistic Etchings and I make For You Cards

Hi Guys, I have reclaimed my craft room this evening after having a very lovely person come stay with us for a few days.... So, tonight I have made two cards.
This was actually my second card, but I want to enter it into the Less is More challenge which closes before the other card challenges.... but first, the details.... I have stamped the Eiffel Tower from the Artistic Etchings stamp set and embossed it in Black, then with some post it notes, I have masked off an area around the tower and using my Stampin' Up! Chalks created a sunrise. I have the old set of chalks with the retired colours, but when I get the chance I will be getting them in the current colours. When I was happy with the look of the blending, I carefully pulled off the post its and was left with the 'framed' image. I had a hard time trying to pick a sentiment for this one, so went with something fairly simple with the For You from Basic Phrases stamped in Basic Black. 
I am entering this into the Less is More - One layer challenge that must have a 'frame' and also the CAS-ual Friday block of colour challenge. I will be back in a little while to share the other card I made this evening.
Happy Stamping!

16 comments:

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Love the eiffel tower! looks great, loved teh coloured block behind and the simple elegant design!

Kathyk said...

Lovely card and GORGEOUS colours

Kathyk

Paula said...

wonderful coloured background

Chrissie said...

Great technique, beautifully executed!
Superb card and the sentiment is perfect!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

This is FAB Jess, great use of the chalks.
I love your new background, sorry if it's been on there a while
Thank you
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Susan said...

Beautiful work with the chalks...awesome card!
My Card

Juls said...

this is sooooooooooo gorgeous!!! I do so love anything with a Paris theme Hugs Juls

Karen said...

Lovely card with gorgeous colours. I now want this stamp set! Kx

Karen said...

Lovely stamp set that is already on my wish and the colours you've used are beautiful. Kx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I love this Jess! Love the soft colours with the silhouette! Hugs xxaxx

Virginia L. said...

Simply yet so beautiful! Love how you frame the image! Thanks for joining the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Erika Clark said...

This is one of my favorite stamp sets! I love your fade with the chalks. Beautiful!

suzARTe said...

this card is really beauftiful. I am a big fan of the Eiffel tower and you have certainly done it justice

Laura Davis said...

Very pretty!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Fiona Harrison said...

That is so simple but sooo pretty, love the idea.

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

VERY classy card!

Hugs, Sandra