Sunday, 16 August 2015

Parisian Sunset

Hi guys

Well, after messing around with some masking yesterday on this card I decided to carry on with that theme and make another card for the challenge over at One Layer Simplicity where their theme is 'Strip Down'.

I grabbed some different Distress Inks and instead of sunshine I went with a purple toned night sky...

I started by masking a vertical panel on my card base and blended from blue to purple then to pink.  I had already planned on stamping the Eiffel Tower but I didn't want it to look like it was floating so I masked and blended the section at the bottom in black to create the horizon.  I then used a french script stamp, stamping off first in order to create just a hint over my panel using grey ink. Don't look too closely though as I did make a faux pas (in keeping with the french theme, do you see what I did there? lol) as I picked up my stamp press the wrong way around and stamped the script upside down!  Oh, the perils of rubber stamps instead of clear ones - whoops! :)  Well, it's impossible to read when it's the right way around so I don't think it's very noticeable!  I then removed the masks and stamped the Eiffel Tower and sentiment in black.

Materials used:

  • Ink: Distress Ink - Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Black Soot, Weathered Wood; Versafine - Onyx Back
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Je T'aime; Stampin' Up - En Francais

I'm also going to pop over and link up at AAA Cards where their current challenge #46 is Maskerade/Masking.

That's all from me today, I'll be back tomorrow to share the new challenge at Muse where this week I will be your Muse :)


  1. Ooh la la, Anita! Tres chic! Your sentiment says it all: I love this!

  2. Love your ink blending. That faux pas will go undetected by most. Love this card!

  3. Now this is one awesome sunset! I love your beautiful inking with the fabulous Eiffel Tower. gorgeous.

  4. Stunning! Apart from the gorgeous colours, the script stamping and the Eiffel Tower, I'm also loving the overall simplicity of your card. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards.

  5. J'adore your very gorgeous, romantic, scene of Paris in the evening! I want every single item used!!!

  6. Beautiful blended strip. Lovely card.

  7. Simply FABULOUS! Anita your cards are so inspirational every time! Gorgeous inking, Gorgeous colours, stamping and GORGEOUS masking - I now NEED Stampin'Up En Francais!
    Thanks so much for playing along at AAA Cards! Sarah x

  8. WOW~ This card is so gorgeous that I didn't even notice your mistake! I love how you blended your inks and the french script is just beautiful, Anita! Love your color palette, too! Fabulous one layer card!

  9. Love all your creations Anita, they are simply stunning! I love both your entries for the AAA cards challenge, in equal measure, and your inspirational design for Muse this week. Great work! Stef x


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