Parisian Beauty Birthday Card

Parisian Beauty Birthday Card

I love the look of my Parisian Beauty Birthday Card.  I had such a fun time putting all the parts together to form a beautiful but elegant card.

Repetition stamping can sometimes be quite tricky.  However, the Parisian Beauty sentiment easily lines up; don’t be afraid to try it.  Did you notice the beautiful embossed background?  I used the Country Floral 3D embossing folder.  One of my very favorites!

I find it helps to repeat a color three times on my cards.  In particular, the gold-edged ribbon, the gold on the Golden Honey DSP, and the gold embossed Eiffel tower.  Consequently, the color repetition helps your eye travel across the card and adds continuity to the design.  

Parisian Beauty Birthday Card

Did you notice the fleur-de-lis stamped in Blushing Bride?  It adds just that touch of color to tie everything together.  I love my simple, elegant card.  Hopefully, you are inspired to stamp your own Parisian Beauty Birthday card.

My SU! Color Palette

 

Card Dimensions

  • Basic Black cardstock (card base) — 4-1/4 x 11; scored and folded at 5-1/2
  • Blushing Bride cardstock (embossed layer) — 4 x 5-1/4
  • Golden Honey Designer Series Paper (DSP) — 2-1/2 x 4
  • Basic Black cardstock (layer) — 2-3/8 x 4-3/8   PLUS   scrap for backing the sentiment
  • Whisper White cardstock (stamped layer) — 2-1/4 x 4-1/4  PLUS  scrap for the sentiment
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside of card) — 3-3/4 x 5

 

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Project Supply List

Parisian Beauty Bundle (English)

 
Itty Bitty Greetings Cling-Mount Stamp Set

 
Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder

 
3D Embossing Folder Plate

 
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Blushing Bride 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper

 
Whisper White Medium Envelopes

 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad

 
Versamark Pad

 
Gold 3/8" (1 Cm) Metallic-Edge Ribbon

 
Embossing Buddy

 
Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

 
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)

 
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

 
Black Stampin' Dimensionals Combo Pack

 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 
Snail Adhesive

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Simply Shammy

 
Floral Grid Paper

 

 

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Deck the Halls with Holly

Deck the Halls with Holly

It’s the time of year when we deck the halls with holly. This time of year is by far my very favorite.  I love celebrating the birth of Christ, cold nights, fireplaces blazing, Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel, the mantle decorated with holly, lights on the homes in my neighborhood, and the kindness of strangers.

Deck the Halls with Holly

Check out the shimmer and shine of the holly berries, aren’t they beautiful. I achieved it with the new Shimmery Crystal Effects from Stampin’ Up! 

Deck the Halls with Holly

Whenever I can, I love stamping in the lower right corner on the inside of my cards. Doing this is such a simple touch; however, it adds additional interest. You might try it on your next card. I hope my Christmas card will inspire you to deck the halls with holly!

Card Cutting Details

  • Basic Black cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11: score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock – 3-3/8 x 4-5/8
  • Whisper White cardstock (stamp and emboss circle and sentiment) – 3-1/4 x 4-1/2
  • THICK Whisper White cardstock (stamp and color three sets of holly) – 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside card) – 3-3/4 x 5

 

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