Thursday, September 30, 2010

Moon Over Paris

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Close up of cafe and couple.
It seems like I've been working forever on this card. Of course, it was a labor of love because it's for one of my daughters and her sweet husband for their 10th wedding anniversary. It took me a while to decide what I wanted to do in the first place, and then I kept losing parts of the card. The cafe disappeared until I had made a second one, and the couple disappeared for several intense minutes, with me and my hubby trying to find them. It seems they had taken a ride on my schnauzer, Oliver to the other side of the table (on the floor, of course). Lol. Since they have been to Paris, I thought they would enjoy the card. (They loved it!)

Another reason that I made this card was for a challenge for a Cricut Circle challenge. "French Manor" is one of the exclusive carts for those who join the "Circle". The challenge, however called for two cuts from this cart, so I added the word "Amore" over the moon.

You may not be able to tell it from the photo but the card is very large (6"x10"). I had to do this so I had people that could be cut and then seen. And of course the Eiffel tower had to be large since it was behind the cafe. I used my Prismacolor pencils to shade and color all of the different cut items. I used three Cricut cartridges for this card; French Manor, My Community and Sweethearts. I wanted to use more than one paper, but I knew most anything I used might be too busy. So I used one of my Quickcutz embossing folders on top of the dp from K&Co. I didn't plan it this way, but my hubby said it looked like fireworks. So, instead of them being outside during the day, I decided to have it be at night. I used tissue paper as the curtains, and a small piece of lace at the large window of the cafe. The little flowers are a felt lace I found on-line.

Hope you enjoy the card, and that you will leave some kind words.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Crafts 4 Eternity - sketch (All the elements are here, but not exactly how the sketch looked.) & lavender & lace

Secret Crafter - purple and silver

Pocket Full of Posies - lavender & lace


P.S. Before I started my blog, the only place that I posted cards was on the Cricut message board. There, I was impressed quite often by Jeannie Phillips. One card in particular that I liked was when she used this cafe as her card and had the couple in front. Thanks Jeannie for all of the inspiration you give to others.


Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Wow Debbie! It is beautiful! They will love it! It looks like a lot of work, but they are worth it! It really came out great!

pinky said...

Its a gorgeous creation and I am sure they will be over joyed with it. Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.

Dorcas said...

Wow Debby! I think this came out awesomely! (yes thats a word. I think I saw it in the scrabble I love how the eiffel tower has the scrolly bit cut out and the couple is really cute. f&M will love it.

Michele Spera said...

Nice job on your card:-) I love the detail you put into it:-) Thank you for joining us at C4E

michele said...

Beautiful card Debbie:) Love your take on the sketch it works really well and so much detail! Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs xx

uksharon said...

Wonderful card - absolutely beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT challenge this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Jeannie Phillips said...

I love that you added the ET in the did a beautiful job on this is all the color... well I just love everything about the card... this is amazing... beautiful!...thank you for not letting me miss it!!

laney said...

Amazing card Debbie!!
thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week hope to see you next week too

Sandra said...

Wow!!! You put a lot of work on this card!! The scene is very beautiful!!



{Jane} said...

Fab card

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Padster said...

Fabulous card - awesome detail - thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week xx

Sabina said...

What an card you have made! It's beautiful!! And your hubby is right, it looks like firework!

Thank you so much for taking part in the challenge over at A pocket full of posies.

Hugs Sabina

Fink said...

Fink here from The Character Cafe. I was wondering if you could contact me at I have something you might be interested in. Thanks so much and look forward to hearing from you!!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh my word! this is gorgeous! i would have taken me a month!!!! WOW!

thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog and for joining us on the cdac blog. hope to see you again soon.

hugs :)

Sarah_Leigh said...

This is a lovely card, it is amazing the work you put into it! All I can say is Wowsers!

PenLight said...

DJ, this was a lot of work, but you can see all the love in it. I'm sure your daughter will love it. I know I do!