Happy New Year - Art Deco

Posted by BeckyJ, 20 Nov, 2012

Use the stunning and iconic Art Deco stamps to make this elegant card.

  1. Stamp the “Lindy” character using black pigment ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Watercolour with Artiste brush markers, building up the depth of colour in stages.

  2. Trim red textured cardstock to 4.75” x 6.75”. Also cut Anita’s gold mirri card and diamond patterned paper, reducing the dimensions by 0.25” each time. Blend red ink round the edge of the patterned paper. Layer up and apply thin Art deco border peel offs 1/8” in from the edges of the patterned paper, crossing at the corners.

  3. Die cut the largest but one ornate rectangle die from red textured card and the middle sized die from gold foiled fan paper. Blend red ink round the foiled paper shape before attaching to gold mirri card. Trim round the die cut with a craft knife to leave a narrow gold foiled border. Nest onto the red ornate rectangle. Attach this to the front of the large panel from Step 1.

  4. Wrap Anita’s wide satin gold ribbon a third of the way up from the base of the background and attach a red die cut rope border strip over the top. Add to the front of the card blank with 3D foam.

  5. Fashion a large bow from gold ribbon and attach to the top right corner of the ornate rectangle as show, gluing the tails in place along the top and down the right hand side.

  6. Using a craft knife cut out the Art Deco Lady. Apply dots of glue to the tiers of the dress and feathers at the waist and on the headpiece with the Sailor glue pen. When dried to clear and tacky, sprinkle over iridescent Craft Planet glitter, rub and shake off the excess. Add gold gems to the feathers and handbag as shown and attach to the front left of the card with 3D foam, so that the head piece overlaps the tail of the bow added in step 4.

  7. Using the Art Deco alphabet outline stickers and gold mirri board create the sentiment as shown, matting each piece onto patterned and then red cardstock, leaving a narrow border each time. Add to front of the card below the bow, using the photograph as a guide.

  8. Layer the foiled die cut sentiment from the decoupage pack onto patterned paper and red cardstock. Tucking a cream and black feather underneath, attach along the border strip to right of the stamped image.

  9. To create the perfectly matched roses dampen the petals of white petal posy roses with a brush and water. Bleed the same colours used to colour the dress onto the damp flower using a brush, building up the intensity of colour. Make three.

  10. Once dry tap the top of each rose into clear pigment ink and sprinkle with gold embossing powder. Heat to melt the powders and attach to the top left and bottom right of the “Let’s Celebrate” sentiment.

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