Good morning! I’m back today with this project that would make any Francophile proud. I have been obsessed with my Daniel Smith watercolors lately… I’m loving all of the color options, and the pigment moves SO beautifully on the watercolor paper. I’m in love. Happy sigh…
Anyway, I purchased the Eiffel Tower add on with April’s My Monthly Hero… What is more Parisian than the Eiffel Tower? A beautiful stack of macarons fit to grace the window of a French patisserie. I’ve been watching The Great British Baking Show while I craft at night, and all of the delicate French goodies they make are swoon-worthy. Since I’m too chicken to attempt to make my own tower of real macarons, I thought I would stick with a medium I know: watercolor.
I started with a few stamp sets from The Ton: Sweet Macarons and dies, and the Sending Peonies and their coordinating dies. I die cut them from Arches Cold Press paper, then used my silver detail embossing powder to heat emboss the images. I watercolored the macarons and the pretty peonies using Alizarin Crimson and Quinacridone Magenta. To create my background, I used the same watercolors to create a pretty ombre wash down the front of an A2 sized panel. I started by getting the panel really wet, then using watered down color to start, then gradually adding more color and using clean water to pull the color down into a nice faded wash.
I die cut the beautiful Eiffel Tower from some black glitter paper and added the “merci” from Hero Arts Ooh La La stamp set heat embossed on a strip of vellum. I added a pretty rouge shimmer frame cut from the Double Stitched Rectangle dies from The Ton. I popped it up with some dimensional adhesive, then added the pretty tower of macarons and the peonies.
This might be one of my new favorite cards. I love when products from other companies work so well together! Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day, friends!