For this card as you can see I have gone with "Paris in the Spring" and like one of my co members of SCS, Sabrina I would be happy to be in Paris any time of the year. We spent three days in Paris at the end of summer in 2014 and all it did was wet my apatite. I loved it, so when we were heading back to the British Isles in 2016 we spent six days in Paris at the very beginning of Spring.
Paris is my favourite city in the whole wide world apart from my home town of Brisbane lol.
I bought the Paris die at the Paper Craft show last year and that same craft show is this week and I haven't used the die so it was the perfect opportunity.
I'm going to give this card to a friend who has just come back from her first trip overseas at the age of 81 that included Paris.
The card is fairly simple I layered the die image four times with the top layer being cut from some background paper I made with the Slap & Squire technique and I put glitter on the Eiffel Tower part of the die. I mounted the rest of the greeting on some craft foam and that's it.
I know the DP is cherry blossom but it reminded me of Paris and I like the colours. I have also been told that there is cherry blossom near Notre Dame
Paper: SU A4 Card Stock - Smoky Slate, Powder Pink. PortaCraft A5 glitter paper - pink. Daiso Double Sided Chyogami paper - Cherry at Night. X-Press It Blending Card (for base)
Paper Size: Base = 10 cm x 14 cm
Ink: Ranger Distress Inks; Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Pumice Stone, Iced Spruce. Distress Oxide - Hickory Smoke.
Accessories: Baking paper, Simply Dies - SDSE7062 Paris. Cuttlebug a2 embossing folder - Leafy Branch. Dymo Letratag - clear label medium. Bellbird Papers 008 Diamond Glitter. Aqua adhere glue. Tombo Mono glue. X-Press It High Tack Double Sided Tape.
Techniques: Dry embossing, Slap & Squirt background.
I first laid colour down on some baking paper using the Slap & Squirt technique to create some coloured card stock to cut the top layer die
The top die cut from the coloured card stock and a plain cut die for sandwiching. I cut four white images with the die to give the final image stability and some height.
I use aqua adhere as the glue to sandwich each of the die cuts together, the reason being the glue stays wet for quite a few minutes allowing you to move the die cuts around.
I prime the paint brush that I apply the glue with to the die cuts with ordinary washing up detergent and then wipe it off slightly.
This allows easy cleaning of the brush after use.
I use a pointy nosed pair of tweezers to sandwich the layers together, one layer at a time allowing each layer to dry before starting on the next, about 15 minute between layers.
Once the sandwich was completed I brushed some glue over the Eiffel Tower section of the die and sprinkled diamond glitter over it. Diamond glitter is a very fine glass glitter that absolutely sparkles.
I cut two strips of pink glitter paper and butted the strips up against the cherry blossom paper then mounted this onto some soft pink card stock to give it stability.
I finished the card by putting a strip of the cherry blossom paper on the inside of the card with some white card stock for writing on mounted on some of the soft pink card stock to create a border.
I loved making this card and in reality it didn't take too long.
I hope you enjoyed my description, thanks for looking cheers Marg.