Cards

Eiffel Tower Love Card

This gorgeous handmade card combines stencils and stamps to say love with continental flair.
By  Monika Thomas for Stampendous  

4¼”x5½”

MATERIALS

  • Cardstock: red, black
  • Stampendous White Mixed Media Paper
  • Stampendous Micro Glitter: Black, Crystal 

TOOLS

  • Stampendous: Eiffel Tower Stencil, Live Love Stencil, Vintage Letter Rubber Stamp
  • Dreamweaver Stencils: Matte Black Embossing Paste, Regular Embossing Paste, Paste Spreader
  • Tsukineko Memento Ink Tuxedo Black
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen
  • Adhesives: removable tape, Beacon Adhesives ZipDry Paper Glue, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3-D Foam Squares

BASIC SUPPLIES

  • Flat tray with water for cleaning stencils and tools
  • Paper trimmer
  • Palette knife

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Project Instructions

tip:Be sure to clean stencil tools promptly when using stencil paste. Clean stencils flat in a tray of water to avoid bending.

1. Make 4¼”x5½” side fold card from red cardstock. Cut 4”x5¼” panel from black cardstock and adhere to card front.

2. Cut 3¾”x5” from white mixed media paper and stamp Vintage Letters in Tuxedo Black. Distress edges with Antique Linen ink.

3. Using removable tape, adhere stamped white panel to work surface. Adhere Eiffel Tower stencil on top of stamped panel.

4. Apply matte black embossing paste onto paste spreader with palette knife. Hold paste spreader at a 45-degree angle and smooth paste over stencil. Be sure to fill all holes with paste. Remove stencil, return excess paste to jar and clean tools.

5. Apply Black Micro Glitter to wet paste and press lightly. Allow paste to dry completely for 20 minutes and return excess glitter to jar.

6. Secure red cardstock to work surface with removable tape. Adhere Live Love stencil over red cardstock and cover openings of “live” and “laugh” with removable tape. Repeat Step 4 to stencil “love” with regular embossing paste.

7. Apply Crystal Micro glitter to wet paste and press lightly. Allow paste to dry completely for 20 minutes.

8. Trim red panel to 2½”x1¼” and adhere to a slightly larger black panel. Adhere love panel to card front with 3D Adhesive Foam Squares.