Friday, January 22, 2016

Art Deco Style

If you've been to my blog before, you probably know one of my very favorite Simon Says Stamp Inks and coordinating Card Stock is Audrey Blue which always reminds me of Tiffany Blue® (a trademarked Pantone color).  I'm pretty sure that it was so named because of Audrey Hepburn and her movie, Breakfast at Tiffany's.  In actuality, Audrey Blue is a much deeper color than Tiffany Blue®.  Today's card was inspired by both; Tiffany and Audrey!

The Stamp and Die is a set from Papertrey Ink and was a special little kit paying homage to the 1920's.  Papertrey hosts an annual event called Stamp-A-Faire.  This mini kit was a part of that in 2014 and is listed as "SAF 1920's" on their website. I only recently got this set. The closest city to where I live is Tulsa, Oklahoma and it is known for the fantastic examples of Art Deco Architecture, especially in the dowtown area.

I used three of the stamps and the die to create my card. The petal shaped stamp is mostly hidden underneath the die cut, but it is there.  I stamped it first so I could line the other stamp up at the top and bottom of it.  I also used the "Celebrate in Style" sentiment for my greeting on this card.  I was planning to use this card for a little girl's birthday but it ended up being too fancy for a 9 year old to appreciate. Thankfully I know someone else with a birthday next week so I will get to use it anyway. *Ü*

I used Versamark to stamp all of my images and heat set them using Ranger Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder.  I wanted to compare that to the WOW! Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Powder that I've been using. Honestly, the Ranger is very slightly deeper in color but you get twice as much in the container for only $2.00 more.  I'll probably buy Ranger in the future.

Once I had that done, I die cut the Audrey Blue Panel using the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die.  I made a Standard A2 Card base from Stampin' Up! Whisper White.  I'm almost out of my Whisper White and will be using Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select White in the future.  I got a few packages of that recently and I love the heavy 110# weight of it.

I die cut the embellishment from a scrap of Gold Glitter Card Stock and attached it to the panel using foam squares that I had cut in half to fit behind the delicate lines and one in half on the diagonal to fit the points in the center so it wouldn't get squashed.

In this photo, it stands a bit more to the side so you can see the shine from the light hitting that sparkle embossing powder.  It's just beautiful and so much fun.

I don't normally stamp inside my cards, but I wanted this big splashy "Mama Elephant Birthday Wishes" greeting this time.  Everyone has their one special day to celebrate and we might as well make it fun, don'tcha think?

Thanks so much for stopping by today to see my card.  If you'd like to leave a comment, I love reading them.

1 comment:

  1. This is so pretty!! You are making a believer out of me regarding the Audrey paper!! The gold accents really take everything up a notch!


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