The background of the card was stamped with a large script stamp and the whole card was distressed with Tim Holtz vintage photo. Some of the script was embossed to increase texture. I randomly Modge Podged torn book pages and gave the card a good spray of Ranger Dylusions calypso teal Ink Spray. The ink blotches are diluted acrylic paint added with a pipette and heat set. I love ink blotches.
The balloon and Parisian street map stamps were stamped onto torn watercolour paper which I first ran through Tim Holtz tea dye. The border was hand-drawn. I think the border adds authenticity and grounds the image.
The Memory Box city scape die is one of my recent favourites. I have an idea for a chalkboad/city scape card bouncing around in mind which I will attempt to tackle once I finish up some other priority projects: my dad's and my brother's birthday cards and the November PJ Challenge.