Hi Everyone !
I must admit that (if you haven't figured it out by now) that I am a bit of a Franco-phile... I have never been to France in this life . But I have always been fascinated with the culture, the language, the landscape, the architecture, food ..... oh mais oui !!! La Cuisine c'est bon ! Well, I get on these little "tangents" my husband calls them, and I have the determination that if I dream it long and hard enough, I will be able to go see this wonderful country with my own eyes. In the meantime, I enter all of the "free trip to Paris" sweepstakes that I can find, and watch travelogues and practice my French (from high-school) and make up these little games for my friends to participate in ! Ha Ha !
Here is card #2 that I have made using the new Darice French Bistro folder. I shamelessly remind you that you can PURCHASE this folder in my ETSY shop...and the link is right here on this page ! .
This card is a what I call a "Formal" looking card. It is ivory, black and gold and features one of my favorite symbols , the Fleur de Lis . I was fortunate enough to have found this wonderful ivory satin ribbon at Michael's that had the black fleur de lis symbol on it. Also, some black metal brads to match ! The background card-stock is from Graphic 45 "French Country " collection (naturally) and I could not resist using my EK Success Fleur de Lis edge punch for one side of the mat. I used some metallic gold card-stock to emboss the image and matted it first with a 1/8" edging all around, and then added foam mounting tape to the back so it would stand out from the background mats. Added the ribbon and bow to the bottom with a bottlecap topper that has a Fleur de Lis and a tiny little Tour 'Eiffel inside ! I am toying with the idea of adding a stickpin with an Eiffel tower charm hanging from it, but maybe next time.
If you want a chance to win the folder, remember you have to leave a comment on all 5 of the posts for the card variations. The next one will be a big surprise - It will be very different from the first two.
Thanks so much for letting me share my ideas with you. I hope to be back real soon with the next installment.... AU REVOIR for now !! ............now where did I put that croissant ?