Friday, February 19, 2010

Chic Boutique - Birthday Gift

I made this set of Chic Boutique cards as a birthday gift for a dear friend who loves Paris & loves homemade gifts. Her bathroom is painted turquoise, and in it hangs framed black and white Parisian artwork, so when I saw a card similar to the Eiffel one above by the very talented SChristoph, I knew I had to take it from there. You can't tell from the images above, but to make them a little more formal and dimensional, I did heat emboss the images in black to get the outlines of the birdcage and Eiffel Tower. I also heat embossed the white filigree on the black border of the folder. I used our Aqua Painter to apply a little bit of bermuda bay ink to the stamped images. Just a little dab of ink straight from the pad did the trick.

The folder was very simple to make with a sheet of cardstock and some simple scoring. You can learn more about this folder at my upline Dawn's blog, where she made some super cute fruit cards to put in hers. I chose to reinforce the holes my ribbon went through with some eyelets, but otherwise I followed her directions to a "T". It comfortably held 3 cards on each side even with the bulky ribbons.

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Supplies used on these cards:

Cardstock (both cards and the folder): Whisper White (#100730 for 8.5"x11"' #106529 for 12"x12"), Bermuda Bay (#115317), Basic Black (#102851 for 8.5"x11"; #106532 for 12"x12")

Adhesives(both cards and the folder): Stampin' Dimensionals (double-sided foam dots) - #104430; Snail Adhesive - #104332 (refills #104331); Sticky Strip - #104294

Ink: Basic Black Craft (#102192); Whisper White Craft (#101731); Bermuda Bay Classic (#115655) - note, I use the basic black and bermuda bay on both cards and the folder, the white I only used on the folder cover to do the filigrees.

Tools: Curly Label Punch (#112208); Heat Tool - for embossing black bird/bamboo image - (#109133); Aqua Painter pens (#103954); Scallop Edge Punch - Eiffel card - (#112091); Scallop Trim Border - birdcage card - (#118402)

Stamp Set: Chic Boutique (#113744)
Patterned Paper: Night and Day (retired); Thoroughly Modern -both cards and the folder - (#115673)

Other: Black Embossing Powder (#109133); 5/8" satin ribbon in basic black (#117285); black brad (#109109); White Embossing Powder (#109132); sheer ribbon from my stash; Bermuda Bay Polka Dot ribbon - folder - (#115610)


  1. Michelle - these are amazing!! You do great work.

  2. Michelle-Seriously!!! These are gorgeous!!

    I haven't got that set, but you are making it tough! LOL

  3. Great Job Michelle!!! Very Beautiful!


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