Monday, 16 June 2008
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.