Springtime in Paris

Hello crafty friends,

It is a pleasure to share my post today as the guest designer at Frilly and Funkie challenge blog.  I have this honor following the winning of the Valentine challenge recently. You can see my winning entry here. Thank you for asking me to join the Frilly and Funky Challenges as a featured guest designer – your challenges always inspires me.

The theme of the current challenge at Frilly and Funkie  is  “It’s All About Vacation”. I decided to make a vintage card showing a vacation during springtime in Paris. I never visited France but one can always live your dreams in paper crafting! I chose a silhouette image of the beautiful Eiffel Tower and a lovely vintage image of two ladies as my focal point.

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 To add some texture to my background I used delicate leaf die cuts for the top and bottom and then framed the image with a vintage clock die cut painted with Tim Holtz distress crackle paint. I love to add swallows to my travel themed cards because these lovely little birds travel each year, long distances to countries far away – they are for me world travellers in their own way.

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The Eiffel Tower silhouette is cut from recycled cardboard and distressed with Tim Holtz distress inks.

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The sentiment is attached with twine to the Tower and then cascading down to connect all the flowers on the card.

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A close-up of the flowers

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And finally, the inside with a miniature Eiffel Tower, a bow and a few pearls

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Project details for the card:

  • Cream cardstock
  • Prima designer paper “Delight” and Sun Kiss” collections
  • Vintage image from Janet K. Designs
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz die “Weathered Clock”
  • Poppystamps die “Leafy sprig border” No. 1002
  • Sentiment stamp from Country Crafts (South Africa)
  • Eiffel Tower silhouette
  • Chipboard swallow
  • Wax cord
  • Pearls
  • Roses
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”
  • Tim Holtz distress crackle paint “Picket Fence”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Tea Dye”

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Thanks for looking at my card and I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

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22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Desire Fourie
    Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:33:09

    This is just so beautifully shabby chic. Love the soft peach colours and the sparkly touches.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  2. amielieja
    Apr 08, 2015 @ 14:05:42

    dit is pragtig

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  3. ellestrash2treasure
    Mar 28, 2015 @ 02:19:15

    Absolutely beautiful card! Thank you for sharing your card and the items you used to make it. http://www.ellestrash2treasure.WordPress.com

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  4. dsmiles2
    Mar 05, 2015 @ 20:59:30

    Beautiful travel card, Amelia, with luscious shades in your “shabby” style – I love the brown tones set off by the pale green! hugs, de

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  5. mettepip
    Mar 04, 2015 @ 23:01:10

    A beautiful card! Love all the pretty elements, and the lovely colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Vintage Utfordring!
    Mette DT

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  6. Dawn
    Mar 01, 2015 @ 22:39:14

    Love how you used the die cuts to enhance the image. Super. Thanks for sharing it with us at TTPH this time.
    hugs
    Dawn DT xx

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  7. Fiona
    Mar 01, 2015 @ 17:14:01

    Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing along at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Hugs
    Fiona DT x

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  8. Gunn
    Mar 01, 2015 @ 09:50:32

    Such a beautiful card 🙂
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs, Gunn

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  9. annie
    Mar 01, 2015 @ 06:47:55

    Brilliantly made creation and love the image and goodies added. Thanks so much for entering in our challenge at Crafting For All Season this time.
    Hope to see you in our next challenge. Cheers, aNNie
    {Crafting For All Seasons DT Member}

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  10. annie
    Mar 01, 2015 @ 06:47:08

    Brilliantly made card and love the image and goodies added. Thanks so much for entering in our challenge at CC&CC.
    Hope to see you in our next challenge. Cheers, aNNie {Chocolate Coffee and Cards DT Member}

    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  11. Sue Pxxx
    Feb 28, 2015 @ 14:34:57

    This is such a pretty creation Amelia – I love all the bits and pieces on here (aka embellishments – lol) the waxed cord is a brilliant idea and looks amazing. Thank you so much for entering the TTPH Challenge this time, lots of luck to you.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

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  12. Christine Dring
    Feb 27, 2015 @ 23:16:42

    Whoa! This is STUNNING! Just look at all the layers and textures and embellies! WOW! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

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  13. fiona henderson
    Feb 27, 2015 @ 18:40:03

    What a super creation…..its just lovely

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  14. Hannelie
    Feb 27, 2015 @ 09:57:39

    Sjoe, Amelia alweer n pragtige kaartjie. Ek is mal oor die kleure!
    Lekker naweek vir jou!

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  15. Carol
    Feb 27, 2015 @ 06:59:56

    Gorgeous! Fantastic design outside and in.

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  16. Andrea Patching
    Feb 26, 2015 @ 22:26:36

    So gorgeous, what a really beautiful card…

    Andrea TTPH

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  17. Diane
    Feb 26, 2015 @ 20:45:30

    What stunning details and design Amelia.

    Hugs Diane

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  18. neva
    Feb 26, 2015 @ 20:24:15

    Wooow…. Love your card and the image is perfect. Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail .Thank you for your time to play with us at Come And Get It challenge .Neva

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  19. Ann
    Feb 26, 2015 @ 19:23:22

    Beautiful, love all the details.

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  20. Cec
    Feb 26, 2015 @ 15:50:24

    Another gorgeous card Amelia. It has such a lovely soft colour palette with great layers and texture. The vintage image as a focal point is perfect. So glad you could join us as Guest Designer at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  21. bobisue
    Feb 26, 2015 @ 14:33:30

    This card is so beautiful! I wish I had half your talent—-along with your supplies:)

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  22. Petra
    Feb 26, 2015 @ 11:50:06

    Joe, wat ‘n pragtige Parys prentjie het jy nie geskep nie, Amelia!!! Al die detail is so mooi en ek hou van wat jy met die koord gedoen het!!! Baie besonders!!!!
    Groete en ‘n lekker dag!!!

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