For this week’s Waltzingmouse sketch challenge, I traded in my usual clean and simple—and cute—style for a more elegant, shabby chic-ish style. The end result was this feminine thank you card.
I used the Eiffel Tower from the new Paris Nouveau set as my focal image. The tower’s stamped in gray ink and cut out. I used foam tape to layer it over some text printed papers that are set on a soft striped background.
I stamped the set’s “merci” sentiment on a pale gray notch-ended strip in a darker gray ink, then slipped the straight edge of the strip underneath the tower to anchor it. A pretty double looped organdy bow dresses up the strip. For a final girly touch, I attached a clear crystal flourish to the card, extending from behind the tower.
Paris Nouveau stamp set (Waltzingmouse Stamps); Smokey Shadow ink, Soft Stone cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Lost & Found-Portobello Road 6x6 paper pad (My Mind’s Eye); organdy ribbon (Stampin’ Up!); clear crystal flourish (Recollections); corner rounder; Bow Easy; sewing machine; foam tape