Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Thank You Parisian style

Hi!

**I am thrilled that this card received the Comet Award from Papercraft Star on 6/5/12**

I first want to say thanks to all those who have given me well wishes. I am still not feeling great, but your thoughts have been wonderful and with that I give you my many thanks! I also want to say hello to my new followers. I don't take that lightly that you want to stop by from time to time. I appreciate each of my friends very much.

With that, I have a Thank you card inspired by you!
I started with a Kraft card base and added some white craft paint. I pieced together my paper layers to include an embossed panel using the letterpress technique. A paper doily was added and touched with some Tumbled Glass distress inks.  I stamped the Eiffel Tower image on to a downloadable digi from The House Across The Bay which I was fortunate enough to win at a Papercraft Star challenge. I liked how it looks like you are looking at the Eiffel Tower out the window! That would be bliss to have that view!
The Key was stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed in an aqua embossing powder using a heat tool. Some pearls and flowers were added for an embellishing touch.
A length of seam binding was added and tied in a fussy bow and embellished with a button, twine and a sentiment for a finishing touch.

I was also inspired by these challenges:
The Kraft Journal - Emboss and Embellish
Thank You for visiting me! It means so so much!
~Tammy~
{Recipe}
Paper: CS: Stampin' UP!, PP: Stampin' UP! and DCWV
Ink: Jenni Bowlin and Stampin' UP!
Other: Buttons: DeNami Designs, Twine: Joanne's, Digi: THATB, Doily: Hobby Lobby, Pearls: Michael's, Seam Binding: Etsy, Flowers: Michael's

26 comments:

Martha H. said...

I hope you feel better soon. I love your card, Tammy. The letterpress technique is awesome!

Hugs,
Martha H.

Debbie said...

Awesome card! Wish I was looking at it out my window too!! Instead I have rain and fog lol. Get better soon!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous ,great image...love the colours. I hope you get better soon.xxx

VanessaB said...

gorgeous as always! hope your next post says you feel GREAT! :)

Annette said...

wow that is one cool card...I love the curtains on this card...what a great image...great background too...

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is sooooo pretty and I hope you are feeling better!!!

Sherrie K. said...

WOWZERS Tammy!!! This is BEAUTIFUL!!! It does look like your looking at the Eiffel Tower out the window. The flowers, pearls and ribbon are just gorgeous accents to your already beautiful card:) So very pretty my friend!!!

Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Tammy, love how your mind works with that out the window look! Lovely embossing, too. You would really have to be wealthy to afford that view, property is expensive in Paris! Thanks for joining us this week for the "Use Aqua" challenge at the PaperCraft Star.

onecraftymama said...

What a view! Wouldn't that be something? Sorry to hear that you're still not all the way better, but hopefully you're on the mend. Sucks being sick this time of year!
(and really, an aqua challenge? HOW COULD YOU SKIP IT?? lol)

Elizabeth Allan said...

Talk about take-your-breath-away beautiful!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

once again another fab card!! so pretty!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sorry to hear that you have been sick :( Hope you are better soon!!! I loveeeeeeee your card!! LOVING the curtain over the Eiffel Tower and loveeeeee the flowers!! GORGEOUS!

NickelNook said...

Ooo la la!! Ce bon, mon ami! Tres bien! Your card is beautiful, Tammy! Aqua is one of my favorite colors, and you did an incredible job with it! Thank you so much for your sweet visit to my blog! I appreciate it!...Nancy :o)

Lisa said...

Wow, this is stunning!! All of the details you have added are just fabulous!! I love the image...how creative to have it look like you are looking out the window!! Everything about this is gorgeous...I love it :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lalo said...

Oh wow you sure know how to rock the shabby chic!!! So loving aqua right now and this is soooo fab!!!

Joanna M. said...

Very Very Beautiful Tammy! LOVE what you did with the curtain! What a great idea! Hugs, J

Anita Rex said...

Wow what's not to love this card is a work of art! Love how you used the colors! Hope you feel so much better soon!

Jocelyn Olson said...

As usual, your soft colors are GORGEOUS! I love how you made the letterpress-style background--very cool. I hope you're feeling okay! :) *hugs*

Sasha said...

Beautiful colours, image and layout, Tammy. Gorgeous card! Hope you feel much better, soon x

Emily Keaton said...

Your Parisian-themed card is so cool, Tammy. I love those colors. The Eiffel Tower image is amazing!

Annie Anya said...

Hi Tammy, just joined as a new follower lol...hate to hear you are unwell, not good but on a bright note, your card is just beautiful. I love this theme...keep smiling...luv Aussie Annie♥

Karen B. said...

Wow Tammy this is gorgeous!!

Karen B. said...

Wow Tammy this is gorgeous!!

Sleepy Stamper said...

Gorgeous card Tammy. Love the way the window image looks on your card! Thank you for joining us this week over at the Papercraft Star!

Anitra

Jinny Newlin said...

You never cease to amaze me, Tammy! This is one, BEAUTIFUL creation! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

Pauline said...

Love this beautiful Parisian themed card Tammy, just gorgeous!