Marty (aka Eyelet on the message board) shared a great sketch from 'I Create, I Think, I Ink, I Stamp' blog and asked us to use it to create any kind of card for her message board challenge.
For my card, I created a border from Cricut Art Deco (page 67), cut at 1-1/2".
For the mat under the border, I also used Art Deco (page 62) cut at 5-1/2". I cropped off the top to mimic the sketch. I made the same cut from vellum at 4" and also cut the frame at 4". To apply the vellum shape, I used my Xyron machine. I used an Xacto knife to cut the vellum where it was applied to the boarder so I could smooth it down to avoid an air channel which would have been very noticeable.
I used the vellum because I wanted to have a base under the lettering, but I didn't want to incorporate yet another color and I didn't want to cover up that cool art deco border! I shifted the medallion from the left to the center to work better with the mat.
The text was also cut from the Art Deco cartridge at 2-3/4".
Thank you for checking out my project! I have been doing a crafting and blogging marathon since National Scrapbook Day on Saturday! I have quite a few challenges to go! The Circleville challenges continue through May 12, 2013!