Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Art Deco Anniversary

Hi there everybody.   No new anniversaries at the moment, but I made this card towards the end of last year as this was needed for a couple who only got married several years ago, in fact it is the last wedding we attended.  I remembered their stationery had an Art Deco feel to it and I bought this Papermania stamp a little while ago at a very reasonable price as a local shop was closing.  Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be very readily available now.  It is called Charleston but they are definitely not dressed for that particular dance, I think a fringed dress would be more, but it is very pretty nonetheless.

I found a piece of nice smooth white card and stamped it using my black Archival ink pad and coloured it using Spectrum Noir Coloured pencils, two or three shades of red and two or three greys through to black, although the finish looks more grey than black as I didn't want a dense black colour.  I do have the Sansodor and paper stumps which I didn't need to use as I felt the finish was smooth and blended enough without.  The man's button hole was coloured with the same red but unfortunately looks as though it's black in the photo. 

I die cut it with a Crealies Pierced Rectangle die and matted it on to a slightly bigger piece of silver mirri.  I decided to use a Marianne die - Twine Border which I also cut from silver mirri and mounted this across the middle of a 6" square white base card, and then placed the rectangle over the top.

I finished with a thin strip of black card and using my Misti I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and cut it with a fish tail and placed it across the border butting it up to the right hand edge.

I decided the topper perhaps needed something to bling it up a bit so I used a Sakura Starlight silver pen and added some touches of glittery silver to the dress and the headdress.  There were some little dots which came out of the border and I stuck a few of those randomly over the topper.  They were a bit fiddly to stick but I used my Zig glue pen.

Thank you for visiting me today and I hope to see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

Fashionable Stamping Challenges - No. 131 Anything Goes.
Country View Challenge January 2018 - Anything Goes.
AAA Cards CAS Challenge - No. 106 Quote - the quote includes the words 'something new', and my stamp is being used for the first time.
Penny Black and More January Challenge - Something New.
Allsorts Challenge - No. 450 No Patterned Papers.


  1. I have this stamp too Pat and it’s a lovely stamp to colour isn’t it. Your card and your colouring of it is beautiful, and I really like the way that the dress picks up the light. You have a great layout too. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  2. It's a very pretty stamp Pat and I love your colouring. It's a lovely card. Barbxx

  3. Oooh, this is so elegant Pat! And you've coloured it beautifully! I LOVE it! Have a great day! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
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  4. A very elegant card Pat - a lovely stamp and design.
    Kath x

  5. Beautiful colouring of the happy couple, Pat. Especially love the dress with all the wonderful shading you've added. Elegant card with the silver, black and white accents. xx

  6. This is a lovely stamp Pat and perfect for an anniversary. Great colouring and really elegant card. x

  7. Absolutely gorgeous Pat, the colouring of the dress is fabulous, it's beautifully designed.
    I have this stamp also and have used it for our own anniversary, I just love art deco designs, Kate x

  8. such a classy, elegant looking card Pat...lovely card.
    xx Karen

  9. I love the art deco period and I love your card. So elegant and such beautiful colouring x Love how you finished of your fabulous card with the dots and the silver border....wonderful card Pat x

  10. Really elegant and a definite Art Deco feel to your card. Thanks for joining in with the current AAA Cards Challenge

  11. Wow, what an elegant card. Wonderful!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Greetings Carola

  12. Such elegance! Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards

  13. Lovely classy card, perfect for this weeks challenge.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'No Patterned Papers' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  14. Excellent pencil coloring, and it does look smoothly blended. Love the way you've shaded the reds on this exquisite dress. Don't you just love the classiness of this style? Sure don't make 'em like this nowadays! The design layout is very elegant too, in keeping with the style of this suave couple. Makes one quite nostalgic I think! TFS & Hugs

  15. This is a really lovely creation and perfect for our themes, I so love the Art Deco style of fashion, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts and Penny Black and More challenges.

    B x

  16. Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge this month at Country View Challenges - good luck and hope to see you again. Teresa DT

  17. This is an elegant and chic anniversary card! The red dress is so beautiful! And I love the silver dots you added on the panel!!!

  18. Gorgeous coloring! Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards. =) Tracie

  19. such a beautiful and elegant card! thank you so much for playing along with us at the penny black and more challenge!


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