Sunday, February 1, 2009

Chic

This card is sold to Crissy. Thank you so much! xxx
Hello and happy Sunday. Today i would like to show you a card which i was able to make last weekend. Usually the more time consuming cards i can only make on weekends when my hubby takes the boys to his favorite store "Home Depot".
I always loooved the Eiffel Tower stamp with "Tilda in Paris". Iam native from a small town in Germany, close to Stuttgart and we used to go often for weekend trips cross the border to France, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. Sounds funny but every time when i use those stamps i think about one trip i had to Paris in Spring. Now if i talk about "time consuming" i am not only referring to the detailed inside of the card.. i also heat embossed the Eiffel Tower with black detail powder and than carefully colored it in. I used on both of the towers (card and envelope) my favorite "silver/clear" glitter pen to give it a metallic look.

Yes, I embellished A LOT lol :-) but i love it on this card :-). Usually on weekend when i have made the challenge cards i don't really know where to get started, so as i told dear Carole - it is TRUE - you are my stamping inspiration! I went to her blog and i found this gorgeous card and i went from there.
Stamps: Tilda in Paris and the Eiffel Tower for the sentiments i used Stampin up Sets: Carte Postale and Mon Ami (i use both of the sets regularly because of the wonderful sentiments), Grundge Swirl set used with going grey to the front and inside
Paper/CS/Embellishments: Making Memories
Copics: C1,C3, C5, C7, 110, R20, r81, r 83, r85, y23, yr20, e00, eooo, o
If you consider the Eiffel Tower but are quite sure about it you can take a look at to more card samples of mine using this wonderful stamp: Spring in Paris and Bonjour in Paris. If you like to find ANY kind of samples for a stamp you have - simply use my "search this blog" field on the right hand side in my blog roll. Type in the name of the stamp you have or a Collection and it will show you card samples.
Quick Copic Tip: be careful by using your Copic markers around any embossed area's you can discolor the tip of your pen. I like to use in those areas either my Prisma Color pencils

42 comments:

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Claudia, another really gorgeous card. Well done Chrissy on purchasing it!! hugs Linda x

agnes said...

Hi Claudia, I have a award for you on my blog.
Big hugs Agnesxx

DeeDee said...

Hi Claudia!! I love this card, so many details!! I just ordered this Tilda and I can't wait to get her!!! TFS!!

joey said...

Hi Claudia, this is absolutely stunning, I love the inside and colours. joey.xx

ribenaruby said...

Stunning and eye-catching creation Claudia, it's so much more than a card. Love it! Have a great Sunday.

Stressed Stamper said...

love it - really beautiful!

Sarah

Andrea said...

This is such a great card!! Nice job! I love the colors and I really like the tower stamp, too. I sure can see how this would make you think of home. Hopefully, you get to visit now and then!

Hugs~

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Tres chic mon ami...
Hi sweetie...you certainly know how to do the wow factor Claudia...this card is total eye candy...amazing work of art...Chrissy is so lucky to own it :-)
Beautiful accents and amazing attention to detail, as always my friend...the inside is gorgeous..just love those flowers :-)
Thank you for your kind words...again, how special to think that I can be of some inspiration to YOU :-) That makes me very happy :-)
Hugs
Carole xxx

Riet said...

wowww wat een schitterende kaart Claudia.

liefs Riet.

Tracey said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous card Claudia!! xx

Claudia said...

die Karte ist traumhaft schön geworden, superklasse.

Kit said...

Another beautiful card love the colours that you have used for Magnolia shes gorgeous, best wishes Kit x

Zoe said...

Hello Claudia, I love the sweet Tilda and I love the inside of your card.
love
Zoe
xxx

Susie Sugar said...

Oh Wow !!! What a Fantastic design it is one of the nicest cards I have ever seen !!
I love it
Susie xx

bolha said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card Caludia!
x Natasha x

Handmade by Vivi said...

Claudia,
WOW! This card is absolutely gorgeous!!!
hugs
Vivi Casale

Debby said...

wow Claudia this card is stunning.Everything about it just perfect.Love the inside so beautiful with all the flowers.So creative, You amaze me every day.

Heidi said...

This is so beautiful my friend. It really want me to go back to paris again.

Hugs and love
heidi

CraftyC said...

Another stunning card Claudia, and the insert is just as gorgeous!
Clairex

Deedee Anderson said...

Wow! Well, I hope you are able to find more time for these card-consuming cards. You do them so well! I love the black velvet edging and flowers. Just stunning!

Katy said...

Fantastic card Claudia

xx

Kerry D-C said...

WOW! this is definitely CHIC! just gorgeous!

Enfys said...

Hi Claudia, I am one of the 'new kids on the block' at the cutting cafe, and just popped over to say hello. Your blog is inspirational!
hugs
Enfys

Tammi said...

Beautiful Claudia! Colors, design...and I love the heart on top of the tower. Hugs

Irina said...

OMG, Claudia!! You've done it AGAIN!! ..not that I am surprised.. This card is out of this world!! LOVE IT!!
I've been thinking about pulling the Paris Tilda stamp from the storage to play with again, now I just have to!!
Hugs,
:) Irina

Kelly Schelske said...

Chic is right Claudia, gorgeous too my friend!!

doris said...

Was für eine "TRAUMHAFTE" Karte du gemacht hast!!

Ganz liebe Grüße
Doris

Lana said...

OMG this is beautiful....
hugs
Lana x

Crealan said...

Tres chique! Une vrais francaise!!

I love your card!

Moni said...

Very gorgeous card, love the paper, the details! Hugs, Moni

Karen said...

Although British, we got engaged in Paris and now live in France.
I adore this card !

Trak said...

Oh wow such a stunning cards, and weldone on the award

hugs trakx

Norine said...

how cute is this and the inside looks as good as the outside LOL
Hugs
Norine

Kirsten said...

Hi Claudia, this is utterly gorgeous! I love all the embellishments & Tilda & the Eiffel Tower look wonderful. Kirsten x.

Lorraine A said...

wow , this is just gorgeous !! The inside is just as lovely as the outside, beautiful

Elena said...

Gorgeous card! I love the flowers combination!!! And flowers inside the card look so pretty!

Wendy said...

Claudia, this is just delightful, I love it

nicky said...

und noch so eine wunderschöne karte von dir! lg nicky

Annie said...

I am catching up with your blog today Claudia, you have some really beautiful cards and thank you for the tutorials too! I love how you embossed the tower and the chic look to the card. hugs, annie x

megastamper said...

claudi, wo nimmst du soviele tolle ideen her ... deine creativität ist wirklich schier grenzenlos .... die karte gefällt mir ausgesprochen gut und die farben und papiere sind echt toll gewählt und kombiniert.
TOLL. bussi, bea

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Luv this beautiful card. I want those 2 stamps.

xoxo,
Lori

Ramona Michaluk said...

WOW Claudia - what a fantastic card!

I just love this one - the colours, the gogeous Tilda and the Eiffel Tower, flowers, etc.
Everything blends together so well to create this masterpiece - Just love this one!!