Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Art Deco Birthday Card to stay "Forever Young"

Happy Tuesday Folks!  How about an Art Deco'ish Card?
 May is one of those busy Birthday Months for us, how about you?  I'll need a Birthday Card for my SIL who happens to stay "Forever Young" so this Bday sentiment was fitting for her. Her fave color is Purple and she's  a huge fan of ART Deco style and Home Decor, so this card was created with her in mind.  What do you think?
 Can you see the fab crisp, deep embossing that the CE/SW EF leave?  The one used here is called "Beaded FanFare" and its dry embossed onto Black CS. So lovin' the polk-a-dots on this!  For my card, I took the middle of the Caribbean St Kitts die and diecut it several times to lay and layer as my Background and for the center panel.  Can you see the ornamental Corners peeking out from the sides of the sentiment.

Stamps: Sentiment by Fiskars Clear B-day Stamp set
Ink; Brilliance Black Archival
Papers; Black and White Heavy CS, Striped DP (brand unknown)
Accessories:  Creative Expressions Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson, CE Caribbean Island Collection -St Kitts die set and Ornamental Corner die sets also by Sue Wilson, Purple Square Bling, Purple Bling Ribbon, Black Ribbon, White Ribbon
Techniques:  Dry Embossing, Layering
Festive Collection  Festive Collection
The possibilities with Sue's amazing Die collections are endless. They look so elegant and delicate but cut intricate very well and coordinate beautifully. Hope you'll give these a try. They can be found HERE:
You can also visit Sue Wilson's awesome BLOG "Participate in Craft" for great ideas, gorgeous samples and loads of inspiration.
Thanks for visiting my blog today. I love hearing from you! 
Happy Creating!  :)


  1. Hi America what a stunning card I love the idea with you lay out of die cuts.
    And the colour is so striking. and your design is wonderful. xx

    Debs xx
    {Debs Cards}

  2. I love it America gorgeous card and fab colours you have used.
    Gr Karin