Monday, 10 June 2013

Help... a card

Hello everyone and thank so much for looking in here today!

It's not often that I make cards anymore, and I feel I am well out of practice,  but I needed a thank you one and none of the ones that I still had were suitable. It's for a Francophile couple, and so I felt it needed both male and female touches as well as a Paris theme of course...
Almost all of the elements are from a certain Mr Holtz.
The base is  Kraft Card, covered with a piece of distressed paper from the French Industrial collection.
I put a piece of Blue Kraft Core paper through an embossing folder, sanded the raised bit and then inked it lightly. Next came the Stampendous Paris stamp, stamped in Plum Archival. I cut it in a Spellbinder die and inked around the edges while the paper was still in the die with the Plum Archival and some Weathered Wood Distress Ink. I stamped the stamp again, fussy cut the flowers, coloured them with Distressmarkers and then layered them for some more dimension.
Next I stamped the Tim Holtz gentlemen in Black Archival, cut them out, inked them a bit with Antique Linen Distress Ink and a tinsy bit of brown that was still in my ink blending tool to add some shadow.
I stamped the word Thanks with some tiny letter peg stamps onto another piece of the French Industrial paper, cut it into squares and inked around the edges. I then layered it all up with a Tattered Doily cut from the same paper with a couple of embellishments and some ephemera from the collection and there you have it.


Well I hope you like the card, it was quite quick to make. 

Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful creative week.

17 comments:

  1. Well, I should say it completely fits the brief - very Parisian and Parisienne!! I love the male/female duality, and the pinks and blues against those rich sepias work beautifully. Lovely layered ephemera and textures... a delicious card!
    Alison x

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  2. Oh, and thank you so much for your LOVELY comment today...
    xx

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  3. Beautifully put together Astrid and I love the inking through the die on the image. Lovely images and elements and I am sure it is a card that will be kept for a long time by the recipients.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  4. Beautiful card! Love the "Paris" portion!! I think this will be a huge hit :-)

    Funny, the younger generations don't seem to even know what a Thank you Note is let alone make one, or even purchase one......kind of sad....

    Happy Crafting
    Tracie

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  5. A beautiful card Astrid, love the duality of it. That Paris stamp is so gorgeous and you colour it so well, I just love it. Love all the elements you put on this card, it's stunning!! ox Marg

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  6. Love the blend of male and female elements it all looks so beautiful together

    Love Chrissie xx

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  7. They will both adore this little beauty.

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  8. Yes, Astrid, I love the card
    Rosie x

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  9. So beautiful as ever. I love the French theme here and the colors looks awesome.

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  10. This is a great card. You should do this more often. xxx Marianne

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  11. Beautiful! Love the pink combined with the masculine imagery,

    Lucy x

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  12. for being out of practice you did a very beautiful card, a perfect fit for that couple.

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  13. Everyone loves Paris!
    Sandy

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  14. This is gorgeous and it certainly does not look as if you are out of practice card making! Perfect for a couple! Love it!

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  15. Your funny Miss Astrid, you are a fabulous card maker too, this is a gorgeous card, love the colors, the embossing all those pieces behind all the yummy edging, its just darn gorgeous, thanks for sharing..

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  16. I'm always mesmerised how you include your stamping, always looks so perfect... a really gorgeous card and the colour hues are stunning.

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