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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

IBS New Release - Background Basics III, French Notes


It's another day of sharing sneak peek projects with you with the new Inspired By Stamping May releases!  I have to say I had such fun creating with them!  We'll reveal the stamp sets themselves on May 10, the day of of the Full Reveal!

Today we are sharing projects created using the Background Basics III and Big Notes in French stamp sets.

After marbling the background paper, I stamped several rows of one of the background stamps to cover it.  I have a serious weakness for French script on backgrounds.  It just adds so much pizzazz in a quiet, elegant way.  Even when I stamped one of the sections upside down.

No, you can't tell.  No you can't. 

I stamped and heat embossed the Eiffel Tower in gold from the IBS stamp set, "Paris."  Magnifique!  After that, I layered on some die cut flourishes...

...then applied the sentiment panel (cut using the IBS Fancy Labels Dies I) which I first sponged with a couple or three shades of ink and then heat embossed the edges with copper metallic embossing powder.  I also embossed the sentiment and decorations that way.

I used some blue seam binding for the messy bow and then painted an ivory IBS rose with alcohol and alcohol paints to customize it to match my card.  I made the tiny tassel out of gold cord.  Ooh la la!

That's it for today's card.  Make sure to check out each of the DT blogs, there is such lovely inspiration from all of the DT using the new sets:


Bisous (French for "Mwah!"), and happy crafting!!

One more thing...
  • All sets will be available for purchase on May 10th, 7 p.m. Brisbane time (5 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) in the IBS store
  • Free shipping on all orders over $20 for 48 hours only -- May 10th, 7 p.m. Brisbane time to May 12th, 7 pm Brisbane time (5 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) -- code word is MayRelease (not case sensitive)
  • Save 10% on a bundle of all 7 stamp sets plus die
  • Chance to win a $25 gift card to the IBS Store EVERY DAY during the release party, from May 6th - May 10th!  Just leave a comment at owner Joanna Munster's blog each day for your chance to win. 


Shani Thomas said...

No, I couldn't tell...hihihihihi. A stunning card, Shea!!!

Debs said...

What a stunner! Love all the fab techniques.
Debs xx

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card!! Love the colors and details!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome use of blue!!

Deb Hickman said...

Perfect French style card. X

Gloria Stengel said...

I love all the embossing! Just stunning!

Leah said...

So beautiful! Love the touch of gold and the bow with the tassel is just perfect!

Pammejo said...

Stunning card, love the depth and fabulous details.

Donna Mosley said...

Stunning card Shea.

Donna x

Janis said...

Over the top gorgeous!!! Love it so much!!