Eiffel Tower Valentine Cards
Do you dream of going to Paris? Or have you been there and have wonderful memories? These Eiffel Tower Valentine Cards have romantic cascading flowers that look like they are falling right off the card!
I made this card for our February Tic-Tac-Toe grid for the Joy of Sets Tic-Tac-Toe challenge , and I hope you join, too! To play along, just pick a row, column, or diagonal — and create something to share! We’d love for you to join!
I chose a diagonal row for this sweet card: Love, Embossing, and Die Cuts. For this Valentine’s Day card, the word Amour is perfect from the new Parisian stamp bundle from Stampin’ Up! In addition to a lovely French word, this bundle has the Eiffel Tower stamp with beautiful detail. Doesn’t it just pop with a little gold embossing powder below “Amour”? Additionally, die-cutting some matching ombré flowers gave this card a 3D effect, and is easier than it may seem.
There were so many options with this challenge grid! Namely, that vellum would be a gorgeous use of this set. Therefore, I had multiple crafty avenues avenues to explore, so I made more than one project! I edited my original design for the middle row: Gold, Embossing, and Vellum.
Edging this design on Very Vanilla with Basic Grey cardstock made it look like a Polaroid Picture of Paris! No shaking necessary, ha ha.
These cards have a 3D effect using forced perspective, however, both are thin enough to fit in an envelope.
See below for how these cards with cascading flowers were created!
Steps to create an Eiffel Tower Valentine:
Create your card base.
- This is a top fold card, so from a sheet of Lovely Lipstick cardstock, cut at 4 1/4″ long-ways for a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece. Score at 5 1/2″.
- From a scrap of this color, die-cut out “Amour” and set it aside for later.
Make the first layer.
- Cut a 4″ x 5 1/4″ Very Vanilla layer.
- Stamp the flowers from the Colorful Seasons set along the bottom left corner as if “falling” randomly with the light, medium, and dark pink inks.
Tip: To make this step easier, stick all three flowers on a single acrylic block. Stamp on a scrap, and then place the (un-inked) centers over your stamped images. Without moving the center stamps, place another acrylic block over the centers for them to stick in the same orientation. Now you can stamp the flowers and then the centers 3 at a time!
- Do the same stamping of the flowers in the 3 pinks on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla.
- Next you’ll die-cut these out and put them to the side.
Create the Eiffel Tower.
- Stamp the tower with versamark, and cover in gold embossing powder. Tap off the excess and heat until it shines.
- Next, adhere it to the center of your stamped Very Vanilla layer.
- Glue the Very Vanilla layer with Eiffel Tower down to your Lovely Lipstick card base.
Create the Forced Perspective 3D Falling Flowers Effect.
- Using mini dimensionals, adhere your die-cut flowers on the Very Vanilla layer randomly over the stamped flowers and bottom of the Eiffel Tower. There’s no wrong way to do this!
- Lastly, glue down “Amour” over the top tip of the Eiffel Tower.
Supplies for an Eiffel Tower Valentine:
These falling flowers are so romantic! Particularly so with the Ombre pink inks and the 3D effect making it look like they are coming right out of the card into your recipients hands!! (Bonus points if you save your extra flower die-cuts, and put them inside your card as confetti!)
I’m entering this card in the Stampin’ Up Only Challenge #241 – Flowers/Floral.
If you don’t want to stop at making just one card for all your loved ones, check out these previous heartfelt creations:
I hope you enjoy this tutorial and inspiration with this Eiffel Tower Valentine! I’d love it if you left a comment below if you did, and consider playing in the Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe challenge.
Until then, Happy Crafting!