Monday, November 8, 2010

Cafe Baudelaire Prints

This card was lots of fun but also a bit stressful.  I went to the Cafe Baudelaire Prints website and used the Paris Roses French Art Print Giclee Collage as the inspiration for this card.  I created the striped background and sponged a little black ink around the edges.  I then layered it on gold, green, and black.  The center was created by using a Spellbinder label die to cut out the center of the white and gold layers, allowing the green layer to show through.  The gold swirls are also a Spellbinder die, cut out of gold paper.

The larger flowers are from the Harvest Blessings Set at Our Daily Bread Designs.  I stamped the flowers 3 times each in black and used their great die cut to cut it out.  I cut off the flowers, cut out some of the petals on the top two layers, and layered them with popdots.  They are colored with pearlescent chalks (sorry my camera doesn't show more of the shimmer).  I did the same for the leaves.  The tiny white roses are hand made using two sizes of flowers that I punched out.  I used two small ones for the center and then two slightly larger ones to create the outer layers of petals. 

You might think that all those flowers were what made this card stressful, but that was not it.  One of my challenges was to use my favorite embellishment.  Picking my favorite was the hardest part of the whole card.  There are so many things I love to use on cards, but I really love the elegance flowers give.

Challenges I entered:
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC91) - Be inspired by Cafe Baudelaire Prints
Our Daily Bread Designs Blog - Use your favorite embellishment
Stamping Vacation: Very Vintage - Anything with Rose, Moss, and/or Cream


Donna said...

What an amazing card! The attention to detail reveals your love for flowers. Thanks for the great die cut ideas! It's a beautiful card!

Bonnie McLain said...

It is wonderful... love the colors you used on this... perfectly done...