My workmate who commissioned the Ars Longa card then asked me for another one.  She had a look at this site (hi Bel!) and asked for a card based on the 50th Birthday Card I did last year.

Because I was working on an A5 folded to A6 card, it was half the size of the original one, which meant I had to change things around a bit.  This is what I came up with:

Art Deco Card

Floral paper put on cardstock and then swiped around the edges with purple ink.  Image is stamped on sheer heaven.  I was going to put it directly onto the floral paper, but too much of the detail was lost, so I put a piece of cardstock behind, which has been spritzed with two colours of glimmer mist (purple and blue).  That is offset at an angle, but the image became visible. The paper flower was spritzed with the same two colours and has a gem attached to the centre.

The envelope is C5 size.  Tim Holtz flourish mask, the same two glimmer mist colours spritzed on top.  and a paper flower attached to the right with a gem in the centre.

As you can see, while the image on the card is the same, the over all effect is quite different to the original birthday card because of dimensions and colours. I’m really happy with how it turned out although it took a bit of experimenting.  I like that some of the background paper is visible through the Sheer Heaven paper too, although too much of it made the image a bit of a mess.

Author: Philippa

I make arty mixed-media things, & write fantastical things (with kissing), & do musical & dancing things, & play gaming things, & do weightlifting things, & organise fabulous event things. But mostly I wrangle cats. Renaissance woman.

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