Sunday 4 December 2016

Paris is always a good idea

I’m sharing a card I made for a co-worker who is off to Paris using an image from SLS Lines called Hipster.

As soon as I saw this image it made me think of the recipient, it is a great likeness so it had to go on this card.  I coloured the image up in French colours and have used the same colours throughout my card.  The layout of my card follows the sketch over at Just Add Ink, with interest added through the use of layered matting.

I wasn’t sure about a background to the image as I wanted to keep this CAS, which happens to be the theme at Stampin’ Royalty, so I’m linking up my card there.  Luckily I found inspiration for the background from The Male Room and their theme of ????-scapes.  Using a clipart from CuttablesSVG I did the Paris skyline in French colours using foil (which sadly just looks all black in the photo) and teamed this with some fleur de lis in foil for one of the rectangular elements.  My sentiment is also foiled and I hope correct, fingers crossed the online translator hasn’t led me astray and it does actually say “Goodbye, enjoy Paris”.

Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (E02 cheeks)
Eyes E30, E35
Lips E11
Hair E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Outfit B06, B14, B37, C00, N1, R29, R46, R59, 0
Glasses BG10, N4, N6, N8, 100
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Inks & Paints etc
Mondi Color Copy Paper ~ 160gsm White

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Emily, this card is fabulous! Love your use of French colours, and the crisp, clean, design is really eye-catching. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

  2. What fabulous images Emily! Such a fun card and perfect for its receiver. Great use of the Just Add Ink Sketch, thanks for sharing.

  3. What a great idea and card, the recipient will appreciate it I'm sure. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room challenge. Faith DT

  4. What a fun card Emily and so special! I love that you were able to individualise it so much adding those CAS silhouettes. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  5. Wow, such a fabulously fun card Emily! So perfect for your theme and recipient and beautifully coloured too. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

  6. I'm sure the recipient will enjoy this as much as I did, Emily. It's such a fun card, beautifully coloured & lots of lovely little details. Glad you could join us at Just Add Ink.

  7. Gorgeous! Beautiful card you made and great idea :-))
    Thanks for playing with The Male Room.
    Hugs, Andreja

  8. Oh that is a cool image! I love the combo of the images and sentiment you've used. Thanks for joining us at JAI this week!

  9. Lovely Parisian cityscape - such a fun guy card! Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge at The Male Room this week! Deborah, DT.

  10. I bet the foil looks stunning, it's a great card and I'm sure the recipient will love it. Thank you for sharing it with us at TMR.


Thanks so much for your comments, I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know your thoughts (c: