Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Paris Card

The idea behind this card was to show support for France after the terrible terrorist attacks in Paris last weekend. The beautiful digi stamp and sentiment were a free gift on the Simply Betty Stamps FB page after the attacks.
After importing the stamp and sentiment to my Silhouette Design Studio software, I sized them up and grouped them together before printing them out on Bazzil Coconut Swirl cardstock. I colored the digi with Copic and MEXPY markers and used a Krylon silver leafing pen for the Eiffel Tower. Then I die cut the image and sentiment using Spellbinders Grand Labels 11 which I also used to die cut the card base which has a side hinge. I added a couple flowers die cut with Spellbinders dies and some green felt leaves (also Spellbinders dies) and added buttons tied with blue floss to the flower centers.
France has a special place in my heart. I went to France with an exchange program when I was 16 and had a wonderful host family with whom I've remained close over the last nearly 30 years. I was blessed to spend a semester in Angers, France during college, and was recently able to visit my host mom and sister and meet my host sister's husband and children in August 2014 when I took a family trip to France, Italy and Switzerland.
For all my French friends, I'm so sorry for what you've been through these last few days. May the Lord comfort you and protect you in the days to come.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Share Joy Challenge W,C5 Sketch & Tic Tac Toe* (felt, buttons, flowers)
DL ART Thursday Challenge 2W,2nd & 4th Thurs,3E #168 Thanksgiving/Thank You (W1 of 2) Monthy Challenge: Always Anything Goes
Jilia Spiri Challenge 2W,3E #6 Add A Sentiment (W1 of 2)
Star Stampz Challenge 2W,3E,SIO All About Girls (W1 of 2)
Artbymiran Challenge 2W , SIO, 3E, no digital projects - No.45 - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar – W, E2 - No. 172 - No Patterned Paper
Crafty Catz - W, 3E – #301 - Girls Only
Jo's Scrap Shack - W, 3E  - No.114 -   Anything Goes
 The Pencil Case 2W, E2  (w2) F = fierce 
Di's Digis Designs 3E,2W,SIO (W2)Tic Tac Toe (die cuts, digi image, hand coloring)
 613 Avenue Create - W - #150 Anything goes with optional twist use the word Hello
 Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine - 2W, E3 Always Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
 Glitter n Sparkle - W - #163 Add a die Cut/Punch Shape
 Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st and 3rd Sunday) E3 #22 Anything Goes   (W1 of 2)
Robyn`s Fetish - W #290 Wet or Dry Embossing (on flowers and leaves)
The Corrosive Challenges - 2W, 3E #237 Add a Sentiment (W2 of  2) 
Lacy Sunshine - 2W, 3E, SIO, digi available -  #Tic, Tac, Toe * (W2 of 2) (Hand-colored image, die cut, digi)
 Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3 - (Week 2) Anything Goes with Twist of Feminine
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - W, 3E, F - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - 2W, 3E, F, digi or real stamping - (Week 1) Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - 2W, 2E, SIO - (Week 2) Tic Tac Toe* (flowers, die cut, markers)
Not Just Cards - M, F - Always Anything Goes
 Crafty Sentiment Designs W, 1E, SIO - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread 2W, E3, no digital projects Always Anything Goes (Week 2) 
Paper Minutes #409 Paris
Retarte 2W, E3 - #65  Anything Goes  (Week 1)
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes


  1. A very thoughtful and beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

  2. I agree. A very thoughtful and beautiful card. My thoughts are with all those who suffered. Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps.

  3. Such a sweet & lovely card to show your support! Thanks for playing in our Anything Goes Challenge at Eureka Stamps this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  4. Beautiful Tag Carrie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  5. Beautiful card! Thank you for your support! Thank you for joining us at Stampartpapel Retarte#65
    Alexandra Dt

  6. Great creation, Just beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at Jo's Scrap Shack

  7. Nice card, thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar Challenge this week!
    Good luck!
    Giada DT

  8. Beautiful project, thanks for sharing it with us in the Brown Sugar Challenge, Karen Xxx

  9. Beautiful thoughtful card :) Thank you for joining us at Jo's this week for Funday Friday.
    Tina DT

  10. Gorgeous card and for a good purpose!
    Thank-you for joining us at Color Your World!

  11. Beautiful thoughtful car in this moment.
    Thanks for joining us at Retarte#65
    Maria Pilar (Stampartpapel DT)

  12. Fabulous creation for such a sad occasion! (Honestly, I just don't understand all this craziness!) Thanks so much for joining us at Robyn’s Fetish challenge! I hope you’ll come back again soon!
    Robyn’s Fetish DT
    Robyn’s Fetish

  13. Thanks for taking the time to create a project for the Fun-Day Friday Challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack!

    Thanks for playing :)

    Happy crafting,

  14. Beautiful card, thank you for joining us at Crafting From the Heart.

    Pam x

  15. Wonderful, supportive card, great design. Thanks for sharing with us at Julia Spiri's challenge, hope to see you again. Barb

  16. Perfect image for such a time in our world at the moment . poignant. Thanks for entering out "add a diecut" challenge this week, at Glitter n Sparkle... Vic, DT X

  17. great card. so touching. thank you for thinking about doing such a card. TFS and for entering Eureka stamps challenge: Anything goes

  18. Such a great card for a great purpose, great work!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Di's Digis!


  19. Very pretty card. Thank you for sharing and joining us at Star Stampz challenge blog: Maria

  20. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise DT x

  21. Your card is so beautiful, and very thoughtful. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Lacy Sunshine. We hope to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie

  22. very sad - and your card shows it so good!!!
    Hugs, Heike

  23. Hi Carrie!!
    You asked about a winner at Paperminutues....
    we don´t choose a winner - we have challenges zu join not to win. Sometimes we make a winner challenge, but since a long time we gave it up.
    it´s a only for fun challenge!!!
    Hugs, Heike

  24. Gorgeous card with the colour and your design..Thank you for joining us at Lacy Sunshine Color Your World...Hugs Lozzy x

  25. What a super sweet project you have for us today, so well thought out and put together a fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way, we are so lucky you have entered our art by miran challenge
    so beautiful to look at good luck hugs Tracy x

  26. Fabulous creation.
    Thanks for joining with us at Retarte # 65
    Yaiza DT Stampartpapel

  27. You have given such a lovely sentiment and shown your love for the people of a beautiful city. I'm sure they appreciate your support. Your card is a wonderful testament of support. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap.

  28. This is so pretty and such a lovely gesture to the people of that beautiful city. Thanks for playing at Star Stampz and good luck. Hope to see you back the 15th for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Star Stampz xx

  29. So beautiful!! I love all the details you put into it and your coloring is lovely! Thank you so much for taking part in our Art by MiRan Challenge ♥

    ArtByMiran Challenge Blog DT

  30. This is a wonderful creation and perfect for our 22nd ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}