Parisian Bouquet – I Used My Fav DP!!!!!

FINALLY!!! I finished a whole card from start to end in one sitting! Well, to toot my horn a bit, I actually did TWO cards in under an hour – wow!

I went with the sketch challenge posted for this week. Details can be found here. I really like this sketch. It is great for scraps, leftover dp, focal images, and quick & easy cards.

I am on a mission to spread some love amongst my retired sets. So I went to my drawer in search of an image that would look good in the center of a card like this. Almost immediately this window from the Parisian Plaza set jumped out at me. I love this image. Once I had settled on this as my foacl point, I looked for some paper that would continue the soft, serene feeling I saw in my head. (I see lots of things in there, don’t be alarmed!)

I knew this Fancy Pants paper was perfect for this card. It is from their new Wildflowers line, and this particular paper is called Bouquet. I’ve been hoarding it ever since I snapped it up as soon as Jacksonbelle’s store (link at right) got it in stock. It is sooooo delicious! I trimmed it and matted it with Chocolate Chip, to bring out the browns in the design. I stamped my image in Chocolate Chip on Blush Blossom cardstock, to compliment the light pinkish hue to the paper. It is also matted with Chocolate Chip, as well as sponged with Regal Rose, which is a perfect match to the deeper pink on the paper.

I chose a creamier Prima so it would stand out a bit, and attached it to the smaller panel with a word brad that says “sweet”.  I mounted all of the layers directly to a Kraft base, after I ran it through my Cuttlebug and sponged on some Regal Rose.

I am definitely a fan of this card – for once the picture in my head is exactly what came out on the card!!! Wow!!

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2 Responses

  1. Great card! Love your color choices!

  2. This turned out beautifully! I see why you’re pleased. Love all the different layers and the big flower!

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