Sunday, 10 November 2013

Postcard from Paris by Lynne Moncrieff


Over the coming weeks I will be sharing many Winter/Christmas themed projects but for this week’s DT post I have decided to take a wee break from Winter/Christmas to share a card using stamps I received a couple of months ago, Artistic Outpost’s Paris Exposition. 

The Parisian/French theme is a favourite of mine so you can imagine I have many related stamps – some would argue too many!  For this card with tag I incorporated stamps from two Oxford Impressions sets alongside the Paris Exposition stamp plate.


Oxford Impressions Christmas Wish and With Love
Distress Ink Tea Dye, Victorian Velvet and Tattered Rose
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Paper Punch – Tag shapes
Pearl Sticker (or substitute with Liquid Pearls or suchlike)
Extras:- cardbase (or make own cardbase from white cardstock), French book pages, fragments of lace, stained seam binding and stained lace.



Cardbase & Tag – Preparation

The cardbase and tag where treated in the same way. 

Apply Vintage Lace to both then apply Distress Stain, blend. Apply more Distress Stain if required. From the Paris Exposition and With Love sets, select text stamps and French symbols and stamp with Distress Inks. (see photograph)

Stamp Postcard onto both the tag and cardbase. It is a good idea to check the alignment prior to stamping.


Paint French book pages with Vintage Lace. Stamp Eiffel Tower.

Stamp Fleur de lys twice and crown. Paper punch with tag punch. 

Attach the crown tag to the top of the tag with the Tiny Attacher along with a fragment of stained seam binding.

Adhere the other two tags either side of the Eiffel Tower and finally adhere the stained lace to the bottom of the tag. 

Stamp Paris and 1889 onto more of the painted book text. Layer to the cardbase with the tag and embellish with lace. 

Finally add a pearl sticker to the i  in Paris.

Until next week.




  1. Such a beautiful, elegant card! I love the lace.

  2. Oh Lynne, I love this! Love how you aligned and layered your stamped tag with your lower layer...beautiful! Love those laces too! Gorgeous!

  3. So feminine and Romantic Lynne :-) I love the co,our and stunning background. Wonderful stamped images completed in your distinct style.

    TFS Annie x

  4. just beautiful Lynne - love this xx

  5. Love those pinky, peachy colours - yum!

  6. You could never, ever have too many stamps of Paris, such a romantic city and your make is wonderfully romantic and beautifully feminine. Love the layered elements and the gorgeous lace! A stunning make. Hugs, Anne x

  7. This is exquisite, Lynne! I love AO stamps and you made this card look superb with using them and the subtle Vintage Lace background. Super composition, especially how you incorporated the the lace and your use of the mini attacher. Lovely, lovely work! Julie Ann xx

  8. A beautiful vintage card Lynne! xx

  9. So beautiful, Lynne - delicate and shabby chic to perfection! I love the Vintage Lace background with the multiple stampings, and the wonderful texty background on the tag. Just lovely.
    Alison x

  10. Fabulous. I love the colours and the images are perfect.

  11. OM Goodness Lynne, What a Beautiful Card (Tag) Combination. The Mix of AO and OI stamps work so well together. Very clever my Dear! Wonderful Vintage Feel. TFS.
    Hugs Vada

  12. Perfect attention to detail with such delightful touches!
    Thank you for sharing dear Lynne!

  13. Gorgeously shabby chic Lynne and beautiful colours too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  14. Gorgeous elegant piece Lynne, Beautiful images & design... love the soft colours..... Hugs May x x

  15. It gives me a wonderful feeling watching this beautiful composed piece-
    The tea/coffee colours blending so lovely with the little laces and stamps in brown- not to mention the little golden accents , which I so love ,Lynne.
    Dorthe oxox

  16. No one does Paris better then you my dear, it's exquisite the soft gorgeous dreamy colors, it's like watching magic when you create, thanks for sharing..

  17. Gorgeous! I love to step back in time with you. No matter where you go -- there you are!!


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