Saturday 22 October 2011

Art Deco Christmas

It's a busy day for me today, off to a Clipart Fairy Workshop, (unless my daughter has gone into labour, no signs yet though), we usually make at least six cards in the six hours we are there, which hopefully I will be able to show you tomorrow.

Today I have a card made using Over The Top - Lady in Red from the Printable store. It comes as a birthday card, but there is an editable sheet so that you can add your own wording, so I decided to make a Christmas card. The kit costs £1.00 and for that you get 5 12x12 jpeg background papers, the topper both with and without wording in jpeg and pdf versions and the decoupage layers again in both file formats.

I used some of the background papers to make my arched card, which is slightly narrower than the topper, so that when the topper is attached it bows out slightly from the front of the card, (couldn't get a decent picture of this). I used Eccentric Font, to add my greeting to the editable topper, The large snowflake is from the Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Ironwork Motifs set, with one of the dies from Create-a-Flake 3 in the centre, the smaller snowflake is also made from this set. I sprayed the snowflakes with spray adhesive and them glittered them using glamour dust and silver glitter, I also used a little red and black glitter, so it's very sparkly. The black and clear crystals are from MeiFlower and the feathers came from an old hair clip of my daughters.

I was hoping this would show the topper standing proud of the front, but you can't really tell, you can see a bit of inside though which is decorated to match.

A close up of the Ironworks Motif, all glittered up.

If you like Art Deco cards, then there is a fab selection here in the printable store, why not pop over and have a look!

I should be back tomorrow with the workshop cards, unless my daughter goes into labour LOL! you'll be sick of hearing that soon!

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges

Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes
Paper Play  – Use Black
Shelly's Images -  Anything Goes
Paper Pretties -  Black, white, and one other colour
Tuesday Throwdown -#71 Shaped Card
KB Cute Monday - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes


Chrissy said...

Gorgeous deco card the beautiful image and that amazing snowflake...fabulous.


Maritha said...

Gorgeous card Collette!! Love it!

have a great day....hope your daughter goes into labour soon,so you can snuggle with a new little baby!! =)

Hugs Maritha

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Vicki said...

Just stunning Colette!

Vicki x

Nicolchen said...

Hi Colette

Your card looks just gorgeous ... fantastic shape, colours and details ... simply stunning :0)))

I wish you a wonderful weekend ;0)

Hugs Nicole

Roma said...

Gorgeous work i love art deco style cards ,very elegant :)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Colette! Hope your new grandbaby arrives soon!

JustYolie said...


loz said...

STUNNING card Colette.. Saw this on Make-it-Monday..Loz

DONNA said...

this is fabulas as usual. donna.x

Karen said...

Fab christmas card - elegant!

Anonymous said...

Wowzer!! This is really stunning!! Love your design and beautiful details here! Thanks so much for joining with us at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week!! Smiles, *Vicki* - Oct GDT