Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Amour .... in Paris!

Hello folks!
I hope this Wednesday finds you well - I know for the friends back home in the UK they're enjoying what seems to be quite a bit of snow. Honestly, it's hard to feel excited for their enthusiasm - I'm sick of the white stuff here - it just keeps coming and coming!!!
Well, today I have the second card from my trio of cards for my upcoming class at Heather's. I created the 'z' fold card and went with a very classy valentine card - perfect I think for the men! And talking of men, my lucky hubby gets to go to Paris next week on business! How I wish I had family close by so I could leave the boys and join Sean on a 4 day trip!! I have been to Paris before but not with my husband - how nice would that have been!
I decided to use black - I don't often use it but I wanted to heat emboss this gorgeous Penny Black image. I used Platinum embossing powder on this. The back panel is embossed with the hearts cuttlebug folder. On the image I cut out the two little hearts and placed a piece of red cardstock behind to make them pop out - I think it worked!! The bow is a double bow using my Bow-Easy - love that tool!! For the class I will be doing one thing different - instead of a half-circle at the top I will use a nesties heart with an eyelet to hold the front panel of the card up. As I don't have this set I couldn't make it at home but I will use Heather's from the store to complete the card. Maybe I'll have to add that to my ever-growing wish list, hee hee!!
Thanks for stopping by again today - I love your visits. And I thank you for any comments that you may leave - your input and support means the world to me!
Danielle x


Sue said...

Hi Hun
yep plenty snow not often we get this much!!! Fabby card luv the embossin my fav colour combo, sue.x

Anonymous said...

Very romantic card Danielle...gorgeous in black and white!
Yes...I'm one of those people in England that's enjoying the snow...haha...though I can understand why you must be fed up of it! We have to make the most of it...we don't see it that often!
Have a great 2010
Carole x

Larisa said...

This card is very good. I am new in cardmaking and I still have not an idea what way can you get this great effect called embossing but I love it so much and I wish I could learn how to do it )))) but it is impossible I think..

Fern said...

This is gorgeous danielle, so classy!
Love the colours and stunning embossing!

Fern xx

dolcreations said...

Wow....this card has such a romantic feel to it! I love the embossing! Very tricky to do, as I always seem to smudge it a little!Will this card find it's way into hubby's going away bag! Thank-you so much for sharing this really unique card...I must start thinking Valentines!
I am sick of the white stuff too!
Maybe we should have a countdown to Spring on the blogs!!!! If we just make spring cards, maybe mother nature will get the hint!

craftieodamae said...

Oh you did great on this one. It is manly looking uh? I'm with you, I'm sick of the white stuff!

Cheryl said...

WOW very classy,love the embossing and colour combo!!! You are sick of the snow and I am sick of the
Hugs xx

stampinfrog said...

Gorgeous Z fold card Danielle! Love the silver embossed image on the black!

Nina said...

oh Danielle love this, it feels so contemporary! :O)

Patti said...

This is so awesome! I love,love,love the embossing!

Lorraine said...

Very classy Danielle, so sad you could not go to Paris as you could have popped over to see us. Hugs

Clare said...

This is so elegant and romantic. I love it!
Clare x

cats whiskers said...

Wow Hun this is stunning what a fabulous Lush Colour Scheme, Thanks for the offer of sending me some snow, I am such a baby I really love looking at it out of the Windowand hate it when people leave their footprints in it
Hugs Jacqui x

KanataNewf said...

This is quite elegant, Danielle. Stunning.

Rachel said...

Absolutely Stunning Danielle!!

Jessie said...

What a beautiful and elegant card Danielle. A trip to Paris would be fantastic, your hubby is so lucky. I've been twice and loved every minute there! hugs, Jessie

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Danielle.

Hugs Riet.xx


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