Saturday 7 January 2012


Hi everyone and a very Happy New Year to all my blogging friends! This is our first challenge of the year at Creations by Gill McCall and this year we are doing monthly challenges which gives you plenty of time to create some wonderful projects.
Our theme this month is 

I have chosen some new Darkroom Door stamps with images of Paris. I love these stamps and LB Crafts were closing down and all the DR stamps were less than half price! Well what could a girl do but BUY them :))

My base card is pearl and I made an easel card with it. IRL the card looks all the same shade of white but the light is not good and has given the topper a strange shade!! The side view proves my point!
The top I scored around to create a double frame and stamped the postcard image in the centre. The Arc de Triomphe is stamped with black Memento several times and I cut out the pillars and the statues to create the decoupage. The topper is matted onto black card and mounted on foam pads. The corners are peel offs and on the inside I stamped the corners with a Clarity stamp and the stopper is the postcard image again punched out in a scallop  and the edges distressed with black soot DI with one little black pearl added.
Hope you like it, please check out the rest of the DT cards for inspiration. Good luck with the challenge and thanks for visiting me:)


Aquarius said...

Great stuff using those stamps for decoupage - love it. Somehow I managed to miss the fact that LB were closing down with a sale - shame eh??

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Val.....I didn't know about LB crafts either!!! Gorgeous stamps and love the layout


Meggymay said...

Beautiful card Val, it looks so classic.
Yvonne x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Val............. like Val & Anne I didn't know about LB Crafts until you mentioned it at Christmas but by the time I went to look they had closed earlier than anticipated. Such a shame as I love the DRD stamps as well.

Gill McCall said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR - this is such a fabby card and love how you have created it. Thank you for being part of the DT for 2012

Sasha said...

Such a gorgeous easel card, Val. I love all your stamping, and the decoupage makes your Arc de Triomphe really pop:)

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

WOW, what an elegant card - love the vintage style! I´ve never been to Paris yet.
You were so lucky to get these stamps so cheap!

Naomi said...

Love it!

Christine said...

What a great style! It's something were you are very good in! Beautiful done!

LisaG said...

Fab card Val! Very elegant colouring. Never used a stamp to create a decoupage image. Must add it to the to-do list!

Well done!

Lisa x


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