Saturday 15 January 2011

Parisian Chic

This week's challenge in the Crafty Secrets member forum over at Splitcoast Stampers is to use some of the new stuff we got for Christmas. The Jamara embossing folder and Tumbled Glass ink were both under the tree for me this year. And although it's not newly acquired, I've never used this particular shape label die from the set so I guess I could count that as new, too!

I combined my two new items by inking the negative of the folder here to get colour in the low bits and leave the raised bits white. I find it works best if you brayer the ink onto the folder (less splotchy than if you tap the pad directly onto the plastic).

Sew Special (Clear Art Stamps by Crafty Secrets)
Haute Couture (Cornish Heritage Farms - retired)

Adirondack by Ranger (Espresso)
Tim Holtz Distress by Ranger (Tumbled Glass)

Cuttlebug embossing folder (Jamara)
Fancy Labels die by Spellbinder
Copic markers
Vintage lace
Flat back pearls
Silk ribbon
Sewing machine and thread
Tracing wheel

We watched the Chanel biopic Coco Before Chanel on DVD last night - maybe that's why Parisian chic came to mind today (not that she'd have approved of the corset, of course!).

Thanks for stopping by!


Net said...

Ooh I like that Joanne!

Tres chic!

Artyjen said...

Tres tres bon!
xoxo Sioux

Effie said...

That's beautiful!

Kathy said...

Sneaky to post something new just after I'd been doing my catch-up!
This is absolutely gorgeous Joanne. Love the colours you've used and all the luxurious embossing, swirls, and lace

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card, love the background. Must try that technique. :)

itsallrosi said...

very pretty!

Unknown said...

Joanne, this is absolutely beautiful! I normally ink the raised parts of the embossing die, but the low parts look so much more effective. I may 'borrow' your idea if that's ok.


iriseyes said...

Ooh La La! Simply breathtaking card, Joanne! Now, I'm off to find that embossing folder - it's so elegant! Thanks for sharing this confection with us!

Hazel said...

Certainly 'tres chic' x

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful flocked look youve created...L'amour qu'il

cookcreateread said...

Oooh very classy Joanne! Most elegant! Lovely card :)

Janice said...

Nice card, like the folder and it goes well with the tag. So how did 'Santa' know what you wanted for Christmas? Did you send a note up the Aga? lol!

Lesley Langdon said...

Stunning Joanne! Love the colors and that stamp!

Traceyr said...

Yes very Parisian Joanne lovely card.


sam21ski said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card xxxxx

Kaz said...

This is stunning Joanne, so beautiful xxx


oh, I love this!

lisa said...

What a beautiful effect, it works perfectly with your image, just gorgeous.
Hugs Lisax

sue law said...

This is just inspired me to try this out too...have linked back to your blog..

hazel said...

Beautiful card, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

tracy said...

what a pretty card-love the colour :)

Anonymous said...

Stunning! Love the background! x

Minxy said...

Absolutely Stunning, I love it x