Paris Exposition: Inspired by the Paris Exposition of 1889, for which the famed Eiffel Tower was built, this stamp collection features bold vintage style images including a French version of "What's up?". In French, we translated it to be "Quoi de nuef?" There are several collage elements to this collection which will provide you the flexibility to add multiple layers to your creations.
Birds of a Feather: Edwardian romanticism inspires this collection of bird images. Included is a perfect ATC background of German text. You will also love the engraving realism to the main bird images. This collection is timeless and seasonless, though we did give you a special sentiment for your springtime projects.
Both collections are available unmounted or pre-cut and mounted on EZMount cling foam. Use coupon code Spring2010 at checkout on the Artistic Outpost website to receive 20% off each of these two new collections purchased together or individually.
I used stamps from Paris Exposition as well as die cut letters for this card. I started the collage with the woman, then masked her with Eclipse tape. Next, I stamped the big balloon and masked it to stamp the small balloon. The Eiffel Tower and "1899" were added last. Since the lady didn't show up well in my collage, I stamped her again on a scrap of paper, colored her with Distress inks, cut her out and added her over the collage. I like the dimension that it added - no foam tape, just the paper thickness. "PARIS" was cut with QuicKutz dies out of black paper that I had embossed. I applied embossing ink and rubbed Perfect Pearls into the ink to get the metallic color. All the coloring was done with Distress inks.
This is my favorite of the samples I made with Birds of a Feather. The robin and nest were stamped with Adirondack Espresso, colored with Distress inks and cut out. I used the text stamp for the background, again colored with Distress inks. The card front was stamped with 2 swirly, floral stamps using Distress Broken China on cream paper. I then rubbed Antique Linen over it which muted and softened the blue images. It was really easy to do! I love how it turned out. "Spring is here" was die cut with a Spellbinders die. I added some lace....fastened a bit differently.....buttons and ribbon (distressed, of course) to pull it all together.
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Robyn Phelan Sharp
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