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Georges Méliès Inspired 3D Valentine's Day Card

I was pleased with how much my husband liked his Valentine's Day card this year. He said it reminded him of a scene from a Georges Méliès film. If you're not familiar with Georges Méliès, he was a French illusionist and early silent film industry pioneer, known for his elaborate sets. 

This DoCrafts Papermania Victorian Valentine kit ( I miss DoCrafts!) is an outlet shop find from long, long ago; I decided it was time to make it up.

These kits are fairly easy to do if you follow each step, although this one was more complex than some others I've made, as it includes a shadow box on the front of the card. It's also a bigger card than I habitually make (hence the window ledge photo instead of my light box).

Applying all the little 3D foam pads to the back of each layer is the most time consuming part. I wanted a 1mm thickness and these little ones were all I had on hand. Normally I do my own takes on the design (like these 3D bright floral and guy suit-able birthday cards), but this time I pretty much stuck to the instructions. 

Supply List
Paper – DoCrafts Papermania Victorian Valentine kit
Embellishments – pearls

I'm linking up with: Try it on Tuesdays 08/02– All Loved Up, Through the Purple Haze #189 – ATG, Moving Along with the Times #139 – Love Anniversary Wedding, WWC335 – ATG, The Paper Funday #38 – ATG opt. Hugs Kisses, Creative Moments #231 – St. Valentine's Day, and Crafty Gals Corner #228 – Add a Heart.


  1. Your card caught my eye Shani! Very lovely card...I recognise the Papermania papers. I miss docrafts too! Hope you're well x Paul and I caught Covid a week back, getting over it now thankfully.

  2. Hi,
    what a very wonderful card and such a super design too.
    Love the French look fo this wonderful card and such a super image nestled inside that fab frame.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  3. This so lovely, Shani! So elegant and pretty. All the layers look divine!

  4. You have made a beautiful valentines card using a lovely vintage design... Thanks for playing along with the challenge at Moving Along With The Times, good luck and hope you will join us again next month.
    Diane Louise, Team Leader at MAWTT xx

  5. Beautiful card. Stunning layout and images. So glad you shared over at Crafty Gals Corner.

  6. This is a beautiful card, love the vintage images. Thanks for entering your lovely project in the challenge at The Paper Funday. Donna

  7. Such a beautifully elegant and old world look your sweet card has, Shani! I'm sure your husband loved this special creation. Thanks so much for sharing with us for our last challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday! Stay safe and I look forward to seeing more of your creations somewhere in blogland. :)

  8. I loved your project!! Thank you for entering our Challenge in Through The Purple Haze. Claudia Martins DT/Coordinator.


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