A charming Parisian engagement …

On Valentine’s day we could all do with a little romance in our lives, no?  My friend, Sarah, had a milestone birthday a little while ago, when she turned 30 – you can see a photo of the birthday card I made her here

As a birthday present, her boyfriend took her to Paris for a few days … he took her to the top of the Eiffel Tower and proposed!  How romantic!  They make a lovely couple and are so very happy. 

So this is the card I made for them – I had to wait until we’d given them their gifts, but now that’s happened, I can sharetheir card with you …

I wanted to make something classy and yet modern, and hope I achieved it with this design – what do you think? 

Once again I turned to the Charming stamp set – stamping the background pattern in sahara sand ink onto a piece of whisper white cardstock, which was then adhered to the top of an A4 piece of confetti white cardstock, folded in half to make an A5 card.

A strip of wisteria wonder cardstock added subtle colour across the width of the card, and the sentiment, from the Wedding Sweet stamp set, was stamped to the left hand side using basic grey ink, and a rhinestone added to draw the attention. I applied a line of sticky strip underneath and added dazzling diamonds for sparkle, rubbing the glitter into the sticky strip well. 

I wanted to add some confetti – the card was for an engagement after all – so I used a heart treat cup from Stampin Up, into which I could put lots of little matching heart shaped confetti, punched out from whisper white and wisteria wonder cardstock, using the smallest heart on the heart to heart punch. 

The frame for the treat cup was made by stamping the scalloped heart image, from the Sweetheart stamp set, in versamark ink onto a piece of whisper white cardstock, covering first with heat and stick powder, heating with a heat gun, then covering with dazzling diamonds and reheating to set the glitter onto the card.  Heat and stick powder is so great for adding glitter to your projects in this way as you can add it in exactly the same shape as your stamped image, plus the glitter will not shed as it is adhered closely to the card.  Love it! 

To finish the card, and as an added touch, I punched out a couple of tiny tags with the jewelry punch and wrote their names with a wisteria wonder Stampin Write marker pen. 

I’m really pleased with the way the card looked – I love that the stamped background pattern could be seen through the treat cup and confetti, and I have got to admit – I love the glitter! 


All supplies from Stampin’ Up!

Card recipe: stamps:  charming, sweetheart, wedding sweet; cardstock: whisper white, confetti white, wisteria wonder; inks: sahara sand, basic grey; accessories: large heart punch, heart to heart punch, rhinestone jewel, wisteria wonder stampin write marker pen, heart treat cup, sticky strip, heat and stick powder, dazzling diamonds, jewelry tag punch, silver elastic thread (retired), stampin dimensionals, stamp-a-majig. 

Thanks for dropping by today


3 Responses to “A charming Parisian engagement …”

  1. This is simply stunning Gill. I absolutely love it. Hope all is well with you x x x

  2. A really lovely card Gill, such a classy colour combination, I am sure it will be well received by the happy couple. Even though it appears understated I can see a lot of work has gone into this card .
    Jane x


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