Thursday, May 28, 2009

For the Love Of Marie

I think I am a bit behind in getting to art involving the most glorious and, dare I say, elaborate Marie Antoinette. As with so many of the things I create these days, she is the subject of an ATC swap for members of Paula's Kit Club. Paula had one of the coolest "All things French" kit a few months back, which was the inspiration for this swap. If you have never looked at her website, you should-she even included goodies she had scored at the flea market in Paris on a trip. Anywho-this card was fun because it was assembled using many different techniques and supplies. I started with a metallic background paper that I ran through my Sizzix machine using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The paper came out looking like damask-extremely cool. I had purchased a CD from Lisa Kettell which is just packed with images of Marie and things from that era. After sizing the image to fit an ATC I enhanced some of the color with colored pencils and applied her with pop dots. As you can see, she is embellished with a felt tiara, some gathered chiffon, pearls and rhinestones. I can't wait to see the cards I receive from the swap, as our hostess says they are wonderful.

This is the final card with the backing finished.

And here is the batch ready to send. I wrapped them in vellum and a tulle ribbon, finally sewing a tiny Eiffel Tower charm to each one.


  1. You are so talented! Gorgeous cards! Have a great day!!!!!

  2. Very nice, love the embossed background!

  3. YOU'VE BEEN TAGGED! (hehehe)
    Visit my blog and see what's up!

  4. I enjoyed reading your blog this afternoon...Had some time to do some blog hopping...always enjoy finding new blogs!
    Hope you will visit me. This month I am posting on our Disney trip.

  5. These are absolutely beautiful cards Karen! I've enjoyed visiting your blog so much--I can tell that like me, you are a gal who types just like she talks :D


  6. Wow... great cards, and packaged beautifully x

    Thanks for dropping by my blog..x