Monday, 16 June 2008

Vintage Joy


I've been spending a lot of time trying out new ideas for my card making recently, one of which was making larger "special" cards. I think out of all the different styles of card, my favourite is vintage and especially the Art Deco period. So, with that in mind, this card is a mixture of the two.
The card itself was made from two sheets of A4 black cardstock, cut down slightly to make it about 9" x 10" in size. I then scored both sheets of cardstock at one edge and stuck them together to give a "book spine" effect. This was then covered with backing paper matching the main image, some plain black card and a mixture of tiny pearls and silver art deco peel offs.
The gorgeous main image is from Joanna Sheen's Fashion Boutique CD. This has been mounted onto a grey "marble" effect paper with black scroll corners, (which I designed in a graphics program) and then onto some silver miri card which has a lovely art deco pattern on it, I then added a lace border down the right hand side using K & Co paper lace. The whole thing was finished off with some silver art deco style peel off corners and TWO Flora Doodle flowers (!!) mounted onto a larger plain white flower all fastened together by sewing a black button on top.

10 comments:

Sue said...

Stunning, Chrissie. Sush an elegant card.

Ann Whitfield said...

WOW Chrissie this is stunning
Ann x

craftypixie said...

Wonderfull.you are really doing great on your card ideas,and using your graphics programme to do papers brilliant!!
Love the card Chrissie

Rosietoes said...

Beautiful card Chrissie. You can see that this style really suits you and you are in your element. :)

Ali x said...

A brilliant result Chrissie. Ali x

Ann said...

That card is just amazing Chrissie - I just love black and the way you have put it all together is just so elegant.
By the way you have won the blog candy on Ooh-la-la-creations - do pop over there and email your address to Wendi and we will get your prize sent out to you.

Ann xxx

Wendi said...

Def has that wow factor Chrissie lovely image and those Flora doodles keep popping up I just adore them at the moment

Trish said...

Chrissie that is a wonderful card, I love the black and white. Trish

Lavender Rose said...

Stunning and elegant!!!!!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

The card is beautiful Chrissie, certainly has the wow factor! I love the image you have used!