Thursday, June 7, 2012


Here’s my card for this week’s Waltzingmouse sketch challenge. This week’s challenge is a big one—the 100th! I went a little out of my style comfort zone for this pretty, feminine thank you card.

I used the Eiffel Tower image from the Paris Nouveau set as my focal image. The tower is stamped in gray ink on a lighter gray cardstock piece, cut out, and attached to a text print piece of paper with foam tape. I stamped the set’s “merci” sentiment next to the tower in the same gray ink. After machine stitching around the panel’s edges, I layered it on pink and gray mats to coordinate with the rest of the card’s color scheme.

The cardfront is covered with a piece of pink paper with a text-dotted pattern. I used the set’s long border image to stamp tone on tone on a piece of pale pink cardstock that I machine stitched and attached across the cardfront. A strip of cream lace, edged with a piece of pink satin ribbon, runs the length of the card. After layering the image panel on top of the card, I added a matching pink satin bow at the bottom right corner of the image panel and accented it with a pair of pearl-topped stick pins.

Materials Used: 
Paris Nouveau stamp set (Waltzingmouse Stamps); Memento Angel Pink and Gray Flannel inks (Tsukineko); Soft Stone and Smokey Shadow cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Blushing Bride cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Uncommon 6x6 paper pad (Authentique); pink satin ribbon, cream lace trim (Michaels); stick pins; sewing machine; foam tape


  1. Wow...just so beautiful. Love how you stamped the Eiffel Tower in gray, so elegant with the pink...I have to get this classy.

  2. So Gorgeous, Lori!! Love the pink and soft gray combo. The lace and bow are so pretty, and I love the Eiffel tower!

  3. Wow Lori! This is so beautiful! Soft and elegant! What a great card! Thanks for playing with us on our 100th sketch!

  4. Lori the pink and grey together is just a dream! I love your clean lines and fancy embellishments - the satiny bow and elegant lace - GORGEOUS!


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