Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Off to Paris

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for dropping in today. It's time for my ususal 1st Tuesday of the month post for Craft-Dee BowZ. This month the theme is pearls and lace, and I used the most gorgeous green pistachio colored  lace. I also recently received a Memory Box Eiffel Tower die, so it's "Off to Paris" for my project today.

Lately I have purchased a few stamp sets with a Parisian theme. If you are like me, you get one set, it has cool images, then weeks later you see another set with something else that peeks your interest , along the same theme of course and now you have 2 sets in that same theme, different stamps, same theme. Well needless to say I now own 3 Parisian themed stamp sets. LOL Maybe I need to take a trip there.

Let me share with you my project.

The stamps are all from 7 Gypsies/Hampton Arts and are from an older set that is probably no longer available.However the stamps are just perfect for my Parisian theme today. That Eiffel tower was cut using silver CS and I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the stamps.

The lace......... How fabulous is this lace. I have some more and will use again, hopefully soon. However I love it so much I just want to hoard it. I just want to look at it, and touch it. LOL I'm sure you know what I mean.

For this project I got out my needle and thread and gathered the lace right down the center. Next, I sewed a cream crocheted lace strip over the center. Then I wove the green seam binding ribbon thru various open areas in the crocheted lace. Next I made a 4 loop bow using the green seam binding and attached it to the end of the ribbon I wove thru the crocheted lace. And lastly I added a" ribbon candy" bow using cream seam binding ribbon to my fluffy bow. I felt I needed to break up all that green. Oh so yummy is that lace and seam binding.

The bow is made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool. This is the tool that makes bow making quick and easy. Order yours today here.

Stamps: Hampton Arts for 7 Gypsies - Bike & Journal- set # SC0512;  Paris, Ticket & Oval  set #SC0503 (no longer available) 
Paper/Card Stock
: Cream CS, DP, silver CS, Dictonary page piece
Ink: Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Dies Used: Memory Box - Eiffel Tower
Accessories: Hug Snug - Seam Binding 
Ribbon, Lace, Pearls, Hat Pin, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam

I am submitting this project in the following challenges:


Eret said...

So gorgeous, Barbara! Love the colors and all the lace. It is so beautiful and perfect on your card.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Wow Barbara, the ruffled ribbon at the top of your card is gorgeous, both in texture and color. Love the Paris theme - knockout card!

Eret said...

It's me again :) I forgot to thank you for sharing your goergeous card with us at Stamping Sensation. So.. Thank you, Barbara!

Andrea said...

Wow... Such a stunning card... I especially love the ruffled ribbon...
Thanks for joining us ....

Andrea TTPH

fiona henderson said...

Very lovely....i love the ribbon work.

Fiona DT

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful collage and love all the lace and pearls you added. Awesome bow too!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful collage and love all the lace and pearls you added. Awesome bow too!

~ginny said...

Really fun eye candy going on here! I like the torn dictionary page & the tkt stub ephemera - and of course the very rich, lush lace and ribbon! Nicely done Barbara! Thank you for sharing your project & creativity at our house!
Challenge #87 - Anything Goes w/optional Sights, Sounds, Tastes of Autumn
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create
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brenda said...

So very elegant Barbara and perfect for this months theme at Stamping Sensations challenge, thank so much for joining in.

B x

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous! Love the greens, and the theme. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


Darcy Schroeder said...

Oh my goodness!! I am in love with your pistachio green ribbon!! And any card with a Parisian theme becomes a fav of mine!! Lovely!! Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!

Cindy said...

This is fabulous! Love all the details. Thanks for joining us at SBC. We hope to see you next time, too. Cindy-DT

Lynne, Design Team Member Suzy Bee's Challenge Blog said...

What a beautiful elegant card!!! I love your choice of color! Thanks for joining us at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Blog.

G-ma said...

Great looking card. Thank you for joining in the challenge at Scrapbook Blessings Club.

Carolyn - DT

Katya said...

Nice card. Wow love your embellishing and how the cut-outs look like an antique collage. Very nice. Thank you for joining us at Through The Purple Haze Anything Goes Challenge.

Katya Bess