I’m excited to share a Parisian Café inspired card today featuring the Wonderful Windows Dies. There are so many ways to use these windows on your projects and I couldn’t wait to share this one!
I started this A2 size card with the brick of the store front. I cut a piece of ivory cardstock 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. I inked a second piece of the ivory cardstock with Tattered Rose Distress ink and I die-cut this piece numerous times using a planter box die from the Sweet Treat House Add-on Dies. I adhered these pieces to the 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ cardstock piece starting at the bottom and working my way up. I then adhered the panel to an A2 card front.
Next, I die-cut the large window from the Wonderful Windows Dies from black cardstock and adhered a 1 3/4″ x 3” piece of acetate to the back of the window. I then cut a piece of patterned paper from the Subtle Grey Tones Paper 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4” for the inside of the café.
I stamped a chair, table, coffee mugs and a baguette from the Paris Afternoon Stamps and a table from the Cozy Christmas Stamps (I used this for the shelf) on Neenah Classic Crest 80lb solar white cardstock, colored them with Copics and fussy cut them out. I then adhered them to the patterned paper making sure they would show through the windowpane. I applied adhesive to the back of the window frame and adhered it over the paper piece.
Next, I adhered the window to the card front, centered and 1/2″ from the bottom of the card. I inked a piece of white cardstock with Speckled Egg Distress ink and die-cut the shutters. I die-cut the outer portion of the shutters twice and layered them for extra dimension. I inked a piece of white cardstock with Tea Dye Distress ink for the planter box and Peeled Paint Distress ink for the leaves.
For the awning, I cut a piece of white cardstock 2 1/2″ x 4” and die-cut black and white cardstock with the ribbon die from the Ribbon & Lace Border Dies. Starting on one edge of the cardstock, I adhered the ribbon strips alternating in color.
I then placed the bag topper die from the Sweet Treat House Add-on Dies cutting face down on the ribbon piece (evenly positioned on the side black ribbon strips), taped it in place and die-cut the piece. I folded along the score line at the top, applied adhesive to just the top edge and adhered it 1/2″ from the top of the card. Adhering just the top edge allows the awning to stick up a bit from the card front but will still push down flat to fit in an envelope.
To finish, I stamped the café from the City Streets Stamps, colored the café sign and fussy cut it out. I die-cut 2 hinges from the Wonderful Windows Dies from black cardstock to hang the sign at the top of the window. I inked a piece of white cardstock with Saltwater Taffy Distress ink and die-cut it using the ribbon die from the Ribbon & Lace Border Dies. I then heat embossed a sentiment on it from the City Streets Stamps and adhered it across the awning.
I hope you enjoyed my café card and thanks for stopping by today!