This is a card I made for my girlfriend b/c we love to sit and chat over coffee. I've always admired all the "cafe" style cards with the awnings and finally took the plunge and made my own. It took a long time but that's usually the case with most of my cards b/c I agonize over every little detail! I so want to be able to just "whip up a card real quick" but it has yet to happen! Lots of details so lets see if I can remember them.
1) card base is an overlay that came in three pieces, the top layer with a rectangle opening, the base itself with a slightly smaller rect opening and then the liner. Made by a company called The Paper Cut. I'm not even sure if they're still in business. I found this on clearance in some random stationary store a few yrs ago and never knew what to do with them (but of course I had to have it)! I had cs to match and made the crossbars in the opening to make a window pane effect.
2) Top layer was run through the CB w/a Fiskars texture plate, "stones" Then brown chalk rubbed over to make the texture stand out a bit.
3) word window punch for the sign, but the scroll part of the sign and the menu stand are from a pack of embellishments found in AC Moore.
4) Fiskars border punch for the edge of the awning, then I inked the holes and the outer edges with the brown chalk ink.
5) acetate for the window opening and I used a white gel pen to create shine streaks.
6) I had the flower cart stamp for sometime and as this card evolved it started to remind me of a French Cafe so it fit perfect (but it was alot of detail cutting)!
7) Inside main image colored with pencils.
Sorry this is so long!
Date: Sunday, March 15, 2009 GMT Views: 498