My first card from the new catty uses the very elegant Artistic Etchings set. This set will be great for travel type cards and scenes (I have a Paris trip that I'm now itching to scrapbook with this set) but also works beautifully for anniversaries and birthdays too.
The colours I've used are all ones that you'll be familiar with as they were to meet one of the challenges that I set this month over at In Love With Stamping. The colour challenge is to use Basic Black, Real Red and Whisper White.
Stamp set: Artistic Etchings
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black, Craft Whisper White
Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon: Real Red
The Eiffel Tower was stamped in Basic Black ink onto Whisper White card and matted onto Real Red. I then used this layer to work out the positioning for the ornate circle and stamped this in Craft Whisper White ink onto the Basic Black layer. The ornate flourishes were stamped around the circle and along the edge of the layer in the same way. Either leave the Craft ink to dry or use your heat tool to set it so that it doesn't get smudged. Real Red ribbon was wrapped around the left side top and bottom corners and this layer was matted onto Whisper White card and then the Real Red A6 portrait blank. The focal image was popped up on dimensionals.
I'm set now for tonight's hostess event. Now to prep for tomorrow's workshop and Open House. It's all go ;-)