Monday, January 2, 2012

An Evening in Paris

 TSC25: Shimmer, Sparkle & Shine  is the challenge at  The Stampsmith Challenge  right now.  I chose to create an evening  in Paris. Perhaps you  were there and experienced the fireworks above the Eiffel Tower.  The tower is so glimmery when it is illuminated in the evening.


Here are two  angles of the card. I used the Paris Art Rubber stamps from The Stampsmith. The rubber stamps can be found at   The Stampsmith on-line store here. 
I colored the sky with distress ink, outlined the lights on the tower with a white gel pen,  embossed a few fireworks and added colored prills and mica to the fireworks.  I used  the following Spellbinders Dies - 2011 Snowflake Pendant, Ovals, Rectangles and Fleur de Lis Rectangles. The background paper started out as a piece of white copy paper which I copied the lyrics to Auld Lang Syne then cut it to the size I wanted. I then crunched the paper then straighten it out and applied distress inks. I stamped some fireworks with distress ink and embossed a few with gold embossing powder.  I  applied Glossy Perfect Paper Adhesive and Crystal Effects (US Art Quest) for the shimmer.  I blinged up my snowflake to look like a swirling firework and added some ribbon.  Thanks for stopping by.

16 comments:

Darlene said...

Love your card !

darlene

Alison said...

Wow! Fabulous sparkle Linda! Didn't the Eifel Tower look lovely, wish I'd been there!

Gerri Herbst said...

Love your blog banner and all the sparkles ! so very Pretty.
Todays card isabsolutely stunning, love your blue and gold color combination!

April said...

I love your card! You did a great job on it. I have seen the tower at night and it is so beautiful, but I haven't seen it with fireworks behind it. Your card make me want to go back to Paris!

Barbara Bruder said...

WOW, what a pretty card. I wish I were there.

Cheryl said...

This is really gorgeous! I love the blue and gold together. It looks so elegant.

Donna Ellis said...

Oh my! You have outdone yourself, Sistah! This is an amazing card, with so many details to make the eye feast at each detail hungrily! I wondered how you did those lights, and then you shared that info - GREAT dimension, Linda! You have such a way with colors and details - like the ribbons on the die and the sentiment layered in colors. Beautiful!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

This is so gorgeous. You have managed to incorporate two special places for me personally:- Paris and the hint of Scotland with Auld Lang Syne.
So striking.
Wishes
Lynne

Debbie said...

This is breathtaking! Beautiful! Bravo! Thanks for joining us at The Stampsmith Challenge!

Debbie
^..^

Lana said...

Beautiful card xx

Maria said...

This is fab, the Eiffel Tower and fireworks look amazing! Maria x

Karalee Ingram said...

Wow! What an elegant card. Beautifully done.

lakeslady said...

Beautiful work!!

Lana said...

Beautiful card Linda so sparkly and fab xx

Donna Maligno said...

Oh, my, such romance! Love the colors and textures, Lovely Linder! Hugs.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Holy Smokes, Sistah! What a fab card. I just love your innovativeness (is that a word?) LOL I will have to try some of this out one day. Where do you come up with it all? Words cannot say how beautiful this is. Makes me want to go to Paris!