MFT color challenge #90 is where you can join the fun until April 11th!
I love the color choices for this challenge, cement grey, peach, coral, and a breeze blue.
I started my card with my 110lb white cardstock for my card base. I then took some extra of that heavyweight cardstock and die cut it with mft stitched wonky rectangle die. I stamped the eiffel tower from mft In Paris stamp set and heat embossed with silver powder. I love vellum and felt a little city in front of the large eiffel tower would look great so I die cut some vellum from my cityscape die. I already love the look of the card from the start!
I wanted to add the peach and the coral in inks and chose the tattered rose and abandoned coral from Tim Holtz distress oxide inks, I just love these inks for blending and adding color! To keep the inks from covering my eiffel tower, I stamped an extra one on a scrap of thin cardstock and cut out to use as a mask. I used washi tape to stick down and blended on a diagonal over the mask. I did have to work carefully around the corners on the eiffel tower and pressed a little harder to get the ink close to the stamped image. It did come out beautifully!
I used my xyron sticker maker to turn my vellum cityscape into a sticker that wouldn’t show adhesive behind. I love the dogs from mft Lucky Dog and the poodle and scottish breeds look totally French to me, so I chose them! Now, I am missing that stamp set in my picture because I am a Netflix watcher while I create and got a little distracted by my show. I know I’m not the only one…at least I hope!
I stamped the dogs with memento ink and got their noses as close together as I could because who doesn’t love doggie kisses, and added the three hearts above. I colored the dogs with copic markers: N0, N1, N3, N5, R20, R21, R22, B00, B01, B02. I die cut the stamped image of the dogs from a stitched circle as well as a blue polka dot pattern paper to back the image. This helps to ground the image. I glued the stamped circle to the blue polka dot paper circle and then pop dotted. I trimmed the circle to give it a flow to the right side of the card.
To finish the card, I need to add a sentiment and the script on the In Paris stamp set is some of my favorites, and I chose to heat emboss this on peach foil paper with silver powder and trimmed to a small strip. I pop dotted this to the same height as the circle. The embellishments I added, of course they are bling, I used liquid pearl and blue sequins to tie it all together.
On the inside, I wanted to leave space to write a message so I die cut another smaller mft stitched wonky rectangle. I then stamped and heat embossed the eiffel tower with the silver powder and used the mask to ink. I added one of the vellum cityscapes and glued this down to see how it showed and it looks just fine! I do love these colors against the white and how the flow of the card goes off of the right side.