Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Just a Touch of Paris

Just a little card today made to brighten my Grandma's day.  I used this as a notecard to wish her well and update her on some family busyness- kids school and my work.  I just couldn't resist using some more papers from the Authentique Grace collection.  Here's the details:
  • All papers come from the collection.  The large floral piece is edged with some Krystallos Shard Glass from ArtGlitter.  I picked this up from the stamp show at Heartfelt Creations.  It really is small pieces of glass shards.  I had to be really careful not to cut my skin.  However, once glued in place, the finish product is very beautiful.
  • The image is stamped in black Archival Ink using my new KaiserCrafts Bonjour stamp set.  The fine detail that this stamp created- a good quality.  I then stamped the very detailed Eiffel Tower inside the frame.  A few gem pieces add a flare of bling to the stamped image.
  • The flower is cut from patterned paper from the collection using my Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters dies.  The center of the flower is some more Krystallos Shard Glass.
  • The greenery was cut as a part of other products and I just picked pieces that fit.
  • A pearl swirl finishes off the look.
This one is pretty and I hope it brightens my Grandma's day.

I'm linking this up over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog: Transparent because that shard glass is transparent and I'm loving it!  I also linked up at Word Art Wednesday Challenge #124: Anything Goes.   Come join all the fun.


  1. A beautiful way to stay in touch. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

  2. Oh wow! This is a fabulous card, I love that Eiffel Tower and so perfectly stamped! Gorgeous aster and wonderful papers! TFS. Oh and box will be done soon hopefully ;-)

  3. This card is beautiful and I'm sure your Grandma will adore it-- I know I do! I thought you were brilliant in the way that you created the banners in the background, which give the card energy and elegance. The image is so expertly stamped and those pearls add just the right bit of bling. The flowers are a great pop of texture and the overall effect is stunning. I really like how you interpreted our "transparent" theme and am so glad that you shared this with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  4. Oh paris, how pretty and that bloom is awesome too!


Thank you so much for your kind words. Isn't it fun to encourage one another, even from a distance?