Friday, March 25, 2011
RTB - Now Boarding for Paris
I'm excited to be a bar tender for Joni's Raise the Bar Challenge! This week we are to create a card inspired by a foreign country. Paris is still on my bucket list and in the meantime, I can only dream of the Eiffel tower, romance and flowers adorning an outdoor cafe! The image was stamped on Vintage Cream CS, distressed then sponged with So Saffron ink. Below it is a doily die peeking through in Regal Rose. I finally was able to make satisfactory rolled roses using MFT's dies and a tool to make rolling SO much easier! On one end, it has a metal tip with a slit to "grab" the end of the paper and on the other end it has a rounded ball so you can "curve" the petals if you like. I didn't use this end on my roses, but think it would work for the larger rolled flower dies. A seam binding bow and some bling top off this shabby chic card.
This card is also for Betty's Color Challenge on SCS: Regal Rose, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz; dessert option is to use things that start with "P" - Parisian image, pearls.
It's also for the Shabby Tea Room Challenge where we're playing Bingo this week...my winning row is gems, flower, die cut. Here's what I used:
STAMPS: Tim Holtz Visual Artistry Collection by Stampers Anonymous
PAPER: Springtime Vintage DP (SU), Regal Rose, Pear Pizzazz, Vintage Cream (PTI)
INK: Versafine Onyx Black
ACCESSORIES: Distressing tool, Sponge, Bling by Recollections, Doily die (MFT), Pear Pizzazz seam binding, Mini rolled roses die (MFT), Adhesive pearls, Fern punch (MS)