Hi guys! First of all I would like to say a public thank you to Bernadette as she came forward to remind me that it was she that sent me the card with the feathers on it some time ago (you may recall me going on about it in a post last month). I bought this paper while visiting my folks some time ago and every time I looked at it, it reminded me of Paris and the Moulin Rouge. Finally, I picked it up to make a card and I think you would have to agree with me that it is very Ooh La La! Come on, you really want to say that with a french accent, don't you? LOL I really like this card, but I think it is because my daughter took me to Paris for the weekend on my birthday last year and it reminds me of the wonderful time we had together. We left our hotel at 7am and didn't get back til midnight just walking the city the first day we were there (my feet still hurt thinking about it!) I digress, back to the card. The edges are done with the edgeability dies using two inserts together then a cutting edge die. I mounted white card behind them to show through the insert cut outs and mounted both pieces on foam to raise them up along the edges. The focal piece was done using two of the Holly motif dies, but I have nipped off the holly pieces to make it more generic, then mounted them together but offset to create a scalloped design. I stamped my sentiment on one of the smaller of the large label dies and mounted it in the centre. Using some decorative paper, I cut a spiral blossom flower and added it to the bottom corner of my focal element. The only thing left for my Parisian flavoured card were some black rhinestones swirls, some piercing on the edge and a couple of black feathers (thanks again Bernadette for the idea) and to quote the French (again this week), voila!
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