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Sunday, March 09, 2008

Key to the City

I have not stamped since Tuesday. The "crud" is creeping slowly through our household. I am now fighting an ear infection but managed to squeeze in a card for today's Featured Stamper
Paris Otremba. I chose to case an Eiffel card of hers and kept the same basic sketch. I changed the colors and added postmarks instead of Primas. Adirondack alcohol inks (bottle, ginger & gold) were used on the key hole because it was kind of scratched up. While I had the extra on the applicator tool, I decided to dab it over my images and script dp. I cut out the images and embossed them with clear powder. The key is Tim Holtz Grungeboard from the harlequin elements collection and I used the same inks on it. The fibers are BasicGrey infuse collection. All DP's are The Paper Studio. Stamps, inks and Grungeboard are available from


  1. I love this!!
    I would love to go to Paris someday!
    Such cool layers--I love the postmarks, too!

    Great card!

    (Sorry you are sick--that stinks)

  2. BEAUTIFUL artwork! Hope you & yours get to feeling better soon.

  3. Beautiful work, Shelly! I love the addition of the postmarks!

    And Jules WOULD love Paris -- I have been there!
    (Lovely sweets that have there....)

  4. Very pretty card! I love the addition of the key hole!


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