Parisian Beauty Valentine or Birthday. It is one of the things I really love about making cards. You can make the same basic card for 2 different occasions (and 2 different recipients!) simply by changing the sentiment. This card is a case in point. The original card was made as a Valentine’s Day card, but, simply by swapping the sentiment on the inside, the second one I made is a perfect birthday card and is already winging its way to the recipient.
I paired the Heirloom Frames, from the Annual Catalogue, with the Parisian Blossoms Suite. For me they are a match made in heaven. They both have that elegant vintage feel to them that makes them work so well together.
I die cut and embossed the Oval Frame. I added Pool Party ink to the embossing folder before I ran the oval through. This gives a wonderful vintage coloured effect for very little effort. The result can be stunning. All I use is a Stampin’ Write Marker. So simple. The Specialty paper has Champagne foiling on some of the sheets, so I used Champagne foil for the die cut Eiffel Tower. I wove some of the Petal Pink Ribbon through the lower layer of the die-cut and tied the ends in a bow for a truly feminine look.
To make my paper stretch as far as I could, I die cut an oval from the middle of it and flipped that piece over to be the background for the frame. I used the Layering Oval dies, but you could simply cut out the centre so it is slightly bigger than the inside of the frame. Of course, now that I am on a mission to do so, I also stamped the inside of the card, layering Pool Party and Petal Pink. A match made in heaven!
Once all the layers are put together, you have a stunning, but elegant, card that is perfect for all kinds of occasion.
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For International A4 Card
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.4 x 10cm)
Second Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14.2 x 9.8cm)
For Letter Sized Card (8-1/2 x 11″)
Standard Card Base (half sheet folded in half to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″)
First Mat – 4 x 5-1/4″
Second Mat – 5-1/8 x 3-7/8″
Nail Varnish Colours
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