This was for my friend’s birthday a few weeks ago.  I found a gorgeous gift bag with 1920s images on it, and decided to make a card to match.  The main colours on the bag (other than black) were pink and turquoise so I focused on using them.

Vintage Art Deco

The art deco stamp was stamped onto white paper, then coloured with chalks for a soft pastel effect.  This was mounted onto a metallic cream cardstock that had a slight pattern.  This in turn was mounted on turquoise cardstock that had been embossed with flourishes using my manual die cutting and embossing machine.  The cream base card was stamped repeatedly with a lily flourish stamp and then the assemblage was placed on top.

Envelope has been stamped with the same lily flourish as the card.  a large white paper flower has been attached and a pink pearl added to the centre.

I have used this art deco stamp a few times before, but I like to try different ways of using it.  I was very happy with the pastel effect.

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.

2 thoughts on “Art Deco revisited”

  1. thanks Tan. I was really happy with how it turned out, and the envelope uses stamps I got in a set free with a magazine – they are gorgeous, 1920s art deco style. As soon as I saw them I thought they would match this stamp.

    Also I like to play around with colour schemes and get as much use out of my larger stamps as possible, not just recreating the same card over and over. When I saw the gift bag I knew I wanted to use this stamp and colour scheme, and the rest was just kind of figuring out how to make it work

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