Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sandi MacIver-Inspired: Eiffel Tower Medallion Card

Recently, Sandi MacIver, a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, sent me one of the most amazingly beautiful and layered cards I've ever seen.  She called it, "Notably Charming Fifth Avenue Floral."  I spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out how I could make something similar, given the tools, equipment and stamp sets I had.  The card below is my blue and silver version.  Please be sure to visit Sandi's blog to see her gorgeous card; I've provided a link to the "sister card" she sent to me. 

Also, Paper Pal Arts is turning 100 (100 challenges that is)!  In honor of it, this card is being submitted to the PPA #100 Challenge.  Then, I'll work on a batch the cards without the glitter brad (because glitter causes safety issues to the soldiers under night vision) to send to Operation Write Home. 

NOTE:  A few days after posting this card, and sending a message to Sandi to share with her how she inspired me, I received an incredible surprise:  Sandi featured me as a guest artist!
Papers:  White CS (Staples, 110#), Baja Breeze, Silver CS (Recollections).
Inks:  Baja Breeze, Tinted Emboss Ink (Tint Boss), Not Quite Navy, Silver Emboss Powder (Stampin' Affair), Frost White Shimmer Paint, Glossy Accents (Ranger).
Stamp(s):  Elements of Style, Baroque Motifs, Artistic Etchings, French Script.
Big Shot/Cuttlebug:  Vintage Wallpaper Emboss Folder.
Cricut:  Sweet Treats (for circle and scallop medallion).
Punches:  Two-step Bird Punch.
Embellishments:  Blue Ribbon (Offray Brand), Silver Eyelets (Brand Unknown), Bling/Jewel (Jewelry Essentials), Glitter Brad (Recollections), Glitter Brads (Recollections).

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LeAnne said...

Very pretty---a great combo of images, colors & embellishments!

sandi maciver said...

Love your card girlfriend and thank you for your kind words and a link, much appreciated

Melanie C said...

Two very pretty cards! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts this week.