Saturday, August 20, 2016

Paris, Je T'aime

I'm up on the Eyelet Outlet Blog today with a question: How many of you have been to Paris? Sadly, I haven't... yet. But it's one of my travel dreams. In the meantime, I settle for making cards with a Parisian theme. Luckily I have plenty of Eiffel Tower Brads to help me.

I love that the packets contain both shiny silver Eiffel Towers and matte copper brown ones. The latter are great when you want to evoke more of an earthy or vintage feeling; I chose one for this card, since the premade tag from Kelly Purkey's "Mon Ami" collection was in shades of brown.

Any time my cards have a skyline or an outdoor setting I love to add Sun and Cloud Brads, they make a grouping of elements feel more like a little landscape or scene. Mini Butterfly Brads come in assorted packs with four different colors, I chose dark orange because they emphasized the red of the sentiment. To incorporate the tag into my overall card design I added some clouds punched from a vintage Paris guidebook on top of French sheet music to which I added a strip of Flowers with Cute Bug Washi for extra color.

Et voila, my card... and my post... are complete! Au revoir, mes amis! ♥♥♥


  1. Great card and fab use of the brads. Afraid to tell you I've been to Paris several times! Well I would as I only live across the channel from it. I loved it but my DH wasn't struck!!!! We did all the usual things including stopping for a glass of wine in sight of said tower. Hope you get there soon.

  2. Beautiful. Love all your fun details.

  3. I'm always in awe of your collage designs, Great use of the brads. Beautiful cards. I've never traveled abroad and had no desire to either. I'm happy discovering Canada.


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