Wednesday 5 March 2014

Art Deco Roaring Twenties Birthday Card

If you are a regular visitor here, then you had better make sure you are sitting down before you read this next statement as believe it or not today's card is totally non-digi!!! 
The image is actually stamped with a rubber stamp! - the stamp came in a DoCrafts goody bag and as I loved it and really wanted to use it I bought the matching paper pack too, oooh no, stamping and proper paper what is the world coming to LOL!
I dusted off a distress ink pad in Peacock Feathers and set too, using the same pad  pressed onto a cellophane bag (just what was to hand at the time) to paint parts of the image.
I was soooo pleased with the finished result I immediately made it up into a card for my friend Karen's birthday (she's a huge Art Deco fan so I knew it would be perfect).

Stamp - Papermania Tall urban stamps Flapper
Paper - Papermania A4 Art Deco foiled paper pack
Tim Holtz distress ink pad - Peacock Feathers 
Frame die -bought at local Carole's Crafts
Amira Flourish die - Memory Box
X cut square palm punch Medium and small
 Papermania die cut sentiments - Art Deco - Foiled
Black iridescent Papermania Adhesive Gems
Cats eye  and round dazzlers - Meiflower
Feather from stash

I cut a rectangle of black card and deco paper and cut the corners off with  a square punch lined up with the edges. The Amira Flouish was cut in half, stuck onto silver mirri card and then cut around leaving a small border, the silver glittery section in the middle of the flourish is waste from another one I had cut from silver glitter card. The headband decoration is the waste from a hole punch in the same silver glitter card.

It may be a while until you see another proper stamped image on my blog, although saying that the new Bellisima range from Papermania has a rather pretty dress stamp that may tempt me to dust off the stamping supplies again!

I am entering this card into the following challenges -
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door  - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations  - Anything Goes / Sparkles
Crafting from the Heart -  Anything Goes / Use Dies
Eureka Stamps - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - #60 Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Use your Stash
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - no digi allowed - Challenge #67 Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping in and taking a look,
Colette xx


Becky said...

wow. This is stunning! Love the black and white and love the design of this card. That little feather is such a nice touch to that image.

Sharon said...

This is fabulous Colette. The image is gorgeous and I love the design. A very striking colour scheme.
Hope you are having a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Blossom Cards said...

lovely card and image thanks for sharing with 613 avenue create Rachel DT

karalschuknecht said...

This is a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us this week for "Anything Goes." Good Luck.

Karal DT for Eureka Stamps
My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

Karen said...

Thank you Colette for my beautiful Birthday Card (it was worth the wait - ha ha!) and it almost made up for the 'big' birthday!?!
The card is gorgeous (your cards are always fabulous), but I was most amazed and impressed that you actually stamped and coloured it by hand. I will treasure it always. Karen x

Unknown said...

Great card, I especially like the feather detail. Thanks for joining in at Crafting From The Heart.
Cheers Nicole

NGCARDS said...

This is a gorgeous creation, thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

Mrs.B said...

This is a great card and the images looks fabulous stamped in colour. Love your design too.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
Avril x

Cards by Ziggy said...

What a beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us this week at Artistic Inspirations

Zoe DT xxx

Cards by Ziggy said...

What a beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us this week at Artistic Inspirations

Zoe DT xxx

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Colette. You have taken a fun stamp and shown her off in such a fun way! I love the whole design of this card.
Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Dot x

Cara said...

Awesome card Colette! I love the art deco look. Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door, hope to see you again in our next challenge! - XX Cara

MA-MI said...

Your card is very elegant and rievocates the most elegant period in the history. Thanks for sharing it with us at Artistic Inspirations. Hugs, Maja DT