Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Inspired by Stamping May Release - Day 3

It is time for the Inspired by Stamping May Release! Every 1st-5th of the month IBS shares "teasers" of the new release. Then, the 6th-9th of each month the design team will share project "peeks" of the release. The FULL release is shared on the 10th!

I get to share my project using the Background Basics III, set of 3 stamps and the Big Notes in French set of 3.

I combined the new release sets with the Paris set to create my card.

I stamped the French word "Magnifique!" from the Big Notes in French set onto printed paper with black ink and cut it out with a banner die template. You can see that the stamps make crisp and beautiful images! To create the blue script background, I stamped the script image from the Background Basics III set onto blue paper with black ink. 

To create my focal image, I first stamped the Eiffel Tower image from the Paris set onto white cardstock with dark gray ink. I over-stamped it with twinkle watermark ink. The camera did not pick up the shimmer, unfortunately. Once the ink was dry, I stamped the text image again with pale gray ink over the top of the tower image. 

I hope you enjoyed peeking at the new Background Basics III and Big Notes in French sets. Make sure to check the other Big Notes, Big Wishes, and Background sets! Visit the IBS Store to see them all.

Go and see what the other DT members are sharing today!

Gloria - YOU ARE HERE!

Check all week to see all the new sets! The full reveal is on May 10th!

SPECIAL NEWS! Leave a comment on the IBS Blog May 6-10 (one comment per day, maximum) to have a chance to win a $25 gift card to the IBS store! One winner each day!

Remember, IBS offers FREE SHIPPING on orders over $20for 24 hours (May 10th-11th Brisbane Time). Use the code MayRelease at checkout. The entire release is available as bundle for 10% off.

The May Color Challenge starts on the 10th and the Blog Hop on the 20th, so mark your calendars!

Inspired by Stamping stamps: Background Basics II, French Notes, Paris
Cardstock: WorldWin Treasures Pitch Black, ColorMates Heritage White
Designer paper: My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks, Lost and Found Two Rosy, Sunshine
Die cuts: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Small; My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax and Layers
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black; Clearsnap Top Boss Watermark Twinkle; Close to My Heart Grey Wool, Grey Flannel
Bling: unknown
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares


  1. Gorgeous!!! Love this combination with the Paris set.

  2. The Paris set is a great combination with the french sentiments! Beautiful card!

  3. Fabulous mixture of sets! Love the "Paris" theme!

  4. Beautiful, I love the French inspired look. X

  5. Lovely, and oh so elegant. Love your use of the sentiment on the banner!

  6. Beautiful! You used the perfect complimentary set!

  7. Beautiful, love all the depth and layers of the card and the stamps worked perfectly together.

  8. Beautiful, love all the depth and layers of the card and the stamps worked perfectly together.

  9. Mais oui! C'est tres manifique! Love the diagonal lines in this card...really catches the eye and makes you take in the whole thing. Loverly!

  10. Wonderful card, love the colors and papers you chose to accent the images!

  11. Sigh. I love your projects, Gloria. Everything is so crisp and classy!