Thursday, June 17, 2010


Who hasn't seen pictures of the Effel Tower. I was taken aback last year when I was able to visit Paris. The structure is every bit as awesome in person as it is in pictures. So it is no surprise that my first purchase with the new SU 2010-2011 catalog was the Artistic Etchings stamp set. The layouts were inspired by Ilina Crouse and Marie Shaughnessy.
Both cards used SU inks and cardsock of Basic Black, Whisper White,and Real Red. The first card used the background stamp En Francais with the various stamps included in the Artistic Etchings set. I did use a piece of the DSP Newsprint as a mat for the Effel Tower. Dimentionals were used to make the key, crown, and "Amour" stand out.The second card took a little more effort since the tower is first stamped on a piece of SU black cardstock with Craft Whisper White ink and another stamped on Whisper White CS using Basic Black Classic ink.The two towers are cut in-half vertically and matched up with one another.The background again uses the SU En Francais stamp.Makes me long for Paris again.