Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Here’s my card for this week’s Waltzingmouse sketch challenge. It took me a little while to figure out what I’d do with all the circles clustered around the edge of the big circle panel, but once I stopped thinking about it so literally, the card came together pretty quickly.

I used the Eiffel Tower from the Paris Nouveau set as my focal image. It’s stamped in dark gray ink on pale gray cardstock and cut out, then attached to the circle panel with foam tape. I stamped the set’s “merci” sentiment on the circle in the same gray ink.

The panel is set on a card base covered with a pair of papers from a Teresa Collins paper pad. I went with the same yellow and gray combination as I used on last week’s sketch. Once the panels were in place, I cut apart a clear crystal flourish and added that peeking out from underneath both sides of the tower.  The flourish was perfect for the clustered elements, filling the space with some extra elegance!

Materials Used:
Paris Nouveau stamp set (Waltzingmouse Stamps); Memento Gray Flannel ink (Tsukineko); Soft Stone cardstock (Papertrey Ink); So Saffron, Basic Gray, and Whisper White cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Carolina Breeze 6x6 paper pad (Teresa Collins); circle dies (Spellbinders); Recollections clear crystal flourish (Michaels)


  1. That is indeed a very lovely card. I really love the color combination. Definitely a very nice share. Excellent job!

  2. Hi Lori! Love the clean look and the contrasting colors. Those swirls of gems add magic to your Eiffel Tower!

  3. Love the colors and Eiffel tower with bling is perfect for that busy corner!

  4. Beautiful, Lori! Love the Eiffel Tower and the color scheme. The grey dotted paper really adds a pop to the card, but also helps bring everything together, TOO!

  5. Love the grey and yellow colors on this pretty Paris theme card Lori - the flourish bling is the perfect accent!

  6. Love this one. The colors are beautiful so is the fresh clean look of your card. Nice work!

  7. These colors are fabulous together...
    love the Eiffel Tower and bling!
    A great take on this week's sketch!:)


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