Monday, May 21, 2012

Lawnscaping Challenge #34 - Sending Love Your Way!

Aaaack!!! *screaming* Ooh la-la!!! I am SO excited to share with you all my newest card creation!!! :D  I'll be honest and warn you.......... I'm in LOVE with it!!!!  I'm already an Eiffel Tower junkie as it is ("Paris" stamp set from My Cute Stamps), as well as a HUGE Lawn Fawn fan!!!  Add to that my fascination for the dry/heat emboss technique in crafting... Seriously, it's THAT simple to make me happy!!! HA! :D  When I saw Lawnscaping's challenge this morning, I didn't even blink--I knew I would participate in this one!!!  I hope you have the chance to join in the fun, too!!! (:   It's being sponsored by Lawn Fawn and the winner will get a LF stamp set of their choice.  Click the link to visit the blog and find out more details on Lawnscaping Challenge #34.

Let me give you a quick review of what I did for this card.  I heat embossed most of the images that you see here using VersaMark ink and black embossing powder.  I also dry embossed the wide strip of vellum paper using my Cuttlebug.  I colored in the Eiffel Tower using my Marvy Uchida markers.  Then, I tried out a great tip, which Kristina Werner once showed in one of her video tutorials... I inked the "Sending love your way" sentiment stamp in the VersaMark ink first, before inking it with Distress ink in "Broken China".  The color definitely came out more crisp than if I hadn't inked up the stamp first in the VersaMark ink.  I also used May Arts ribbon that I ordered from my new acquaintance, Vanessa Vergara--check out her online shop!  She is such a sweetheart... (:  I will be buying my ribbon from her from now on!!

And here's my card, which I'm über excited about!!!!!!!



Hope you enjoyed this card!!  Til' next time, mes amis!!! (; Have a blessed week!!  XOXOXO

Love,

Gri

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13 comments:

Nicole said...

Sooooo I LOVE it....the color is FAB ad check out the Effie tower ( great coloring ). Thanks for sharing.

V's Sweet Ideas said...

Loveeeeeee the card. The coloring is amazing!! I love how you incorporated the ribbon. Fabulous !!!

Laurel said...

This is SPECTACULAR!!!!!!! Love the Eiffel tower on the postcard! The embossed vellum is gorgeous as well as your coloring! Love all the embellishments and dimension! This is a fabulous card and I can see why you are in love it! Great job!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Lawnscaping!

Pat said...

LOVE the card, Gri! And you're right--that's a great ribbon...love how you pleated it! :)

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

What a gorgeous card! Love it! Thank you for playing along with us at Lawnscaping. :)

May said...

Fantastic card.. love the colours and design.. Brillant!! Hugs May x x x

lenny said...

Very beautiful card!!
Love the design!
Great ribbon.

Joe Shien Shien said...

wow!! like the postcard soo much and the eiffel on it. thank you for playing with us at Lawnscaping

Tracy said...

Wow, great card, love all the details!

melania deasy said...

Fantastic and great idea!!! Love the colors! Thank you for playing with us at Lawnscaping :)

Linda E said...

Gorgeous card! My sister is a real Francophile so this stamp would be perfect to use on her birthday card!

Carol Gatton said...

Just beautiful!!! I love your work.
Hugs, Carol

Anonymous said...

WOWWW WOW WOWWW!!!! Very classy and just stunningly beautiful! I too would be in love with this card!!!!!! <3 I can tell you have a very sophisticated taste! ^-^ Do you sell your cards?!? You should consider. Keep shining with all that talent.