Saturday, October 9, 2010

French Foliage

I can hardly believe that three weeks ago today I was in Paris and had dinner in the Eiffel Tower! This stamp set, especially the Paris postmark, really reminded me of France. I guess it goes without saying that one of my favorite sets in the new catalog is Artistic Etchings! Here's a photo of the Eiffel Tower from my trip. We were finishing a river boat cruise at dusk and the lights on the tower were just coming on. What a sight!

Anyway, on to the Diva Sketch Challenge for the week. Here's the sketch.

You will see that I rotated it this week.

I cased the color combination from a card I saw and liked. Here's the recipe.

Stamps: French Foliage
Paper: So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Inks: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, So Saffron and More Mustard
Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Early Espresso ribbons, 5/8" satin and 1/8" taffeta, Big Designer Buttons (Crumb Cake)

The So Saffron paper was "smooshed" with So Saffron ink. I inked the embossing folder with Crumb Cake ink before I put it through my Big shot. (I inked the inside of the folder on the side that has the Stampin' Up logo on it, if that helps.) It really adds depth to the image. I guess it wasn't too smart of me to cover so much of it up, eh? Finally, here's a detail on the button.

I tied the 1/8" taffeta through the holes in the button. I hope you like it!

Well, on to Becky's blog to see what she came up with this week. Don't forget you can always head over to the Utah Divas International Blog to see the list of people in the sketch hop.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Pretty card! I love how you put ink in the embossing'll have to show me how to do that! That big button is fab too.

  2. i am lovin' this card barbara!!! the colors are perfect for this time of year. xoxo

  3. WOW!! Great minds really do think alike--even with the ribbon through the button!! I love your card!!!

  4. Your card is just awesome!!!! I love it and that stamp set is becoming one of my favs!!!!