Friday, February 26, 2016

Walking in Paris - Day 8 of my Personal Challenge

Since my personal challenge was to create lots of cards with the Technique Junkie Stamps Vintage Travel Cases -  -- that is just I did with this card.  But I also used the Technique Junkie Stamp Pont Alexandre III -

And if you know that stamp at all, you will know it shows a man there on the bridge.  I knew that I wanted to put the focal couple in his place so I masked him out of the image. So I looked at the stamp carefully and determined when the couple should be in relationship to where the man in the stamp.  Then I stamped the couple slightly off center and near the bottom.  I restamped the area with the couple on a Post-It- Note, cut them out and laid the Post-It-Note on the couple.  Make sure you stamp your mask on the sticky edge of the Post-It- Note.

Then I stamped the man, then cut him out, and laid him over the stamp before I reinked it with Memento back ink.   Then I removed the mask of the man and stamped the Pont Alexandre III stamp over the couple. Because of the mask none the background stamp got on the couple -- yeah!

While the mask on the couple was still place, I sprayed the light brown spray Art Anthology Colorations Spray over the wood part of the bridge. I removed mask of the couple and colored them in with my Copics markers.  I sponged in the sky.

This card was a challenge for me to make because I knew how I wanted the end result to look, and I knew If I didn't do each step almost perfectly in the stamping, it could be a mess.  Instead I think it looked great!

I used this stamp from the Technique Junkie stamp set called Grateful Flourish Sentiments  I stamped and heat embossed on brown vellum.  You can see other flourishes underneath.   That adds some texture.

Have a wonderful inky day!


Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Wow, this turned out so well. I read all the details because I was confused about how the man went missing. You're so clever. I love how you combined this couple with the bridge stamp.

Dorothy said...

Very nice!

Tarnished Rose said...

I love how you layered the stamps. They go so well together.


Aimeslee Winans said...

Ditto what Beth said! Chuckled at your post-it tip. I've missed the sticky part too many times that I finally broke down and now I buy the full sheet sticky post-its and cut from it what I need. xoxo

Michele said...

this is just lovely. xo said...

Beautiful card. at first i thought what man on the bridge then i said oh susan duh!