Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Marie Antoinette Cards Made With Gilded Lily

Good morning! I hope your week is going well so far. The heat is subsiding for a few days here, it's been incredibly HOT this June, way more than usual! I've been taking refuge in my craft room this month making cards and getting some things organized. Graphic 45 recently released a new line called "Gilded Lily". I've been stalking my favorite online stores all during May waiting for it to arrive. Finally, I was able to get get my hands on it and here are the fruit of my labors.
This one is my favorite! I used Grand Labels One Spellbinders dies to cut my card base and smaller layer. After that, I simply fussy cut the focal image from a larger piece of paper and adhered it. Some May Arts silk ribbon and lots of flowers, jewels and pearls were the finishing touches. I love the chipboard piece! It's Not Easy Being A Princess!

Next up is a card with that famous (mis)quote: Let Them Eat Cake! I think Marie Antoinette is certainly a romanticized character. Her indulgence and opulence has captured our imaginations somehow. Back in her day she was reviled and called 'Madame Deficit' by her subjects, criticizing her spending habits while France's people were starving. We know that she eventually lost her head over it! What a comeback she has made!  This full size A7 card is decorated with a tulle flower and I've sprinkled gold pearls in the middle. I've used my Spellbinders Petite Monarch die to cut the crown border.Very fitting for a queen! I've added a gold fleur de lis and gold thread stitching for an extra regal touch.

Last but certainly not least, is a frilly card featuring some tulle trim and silk ribbons.I love the big blue jewel embellishment in the center! I used my Oval Regalia Spellbinders die here as a back layer for the focal image and more rose clusters as embellishment. I've left this card blank,so it cn be used for any occasion. Here's a peek at the inside:
I used the same Oval Regalia die as the front except I've left some of the smaller pieces in the die cut instead of pushing them out. I think it just adds a little variety for the recipient.

I've had a blast working with this collection and you will probably be seeing more projects using this line! I hope you like my cards today, thanks for stopping over to see them! Have a wonderful day!


  1. Hi Kristi,
    These are really pretty cards, and quite unusual.
    Love the way you have used the ribbon.
    You would not be complaining about a hot June if you were in Scotland. We have had a miserable June, we get a couple of nice days, then some days of rain. This is the hottest day so far, but still cloudy.
    I enjoy seeing your cards even if I don't comment
    Take care

  2. So nicely done! I just purchased some of this paper! I thought it was so pretty! I brought it home and it's been sitting my drawer for a few weeks...not having the slightest idea as to what I can do with it.
    You have so inspired me to get it out!


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