Monday, May 6, 2013

Oh The Places You'll Go NSD Challenge - Card for Dad

I am putting in a little late night crafting, still plugging away at the Circleville challenges!  This is my entry for the Oh The Places You'll Go sketch challenge, but before I get started with that, if you are looking for my tutorial on adding dimension to die cuts or for my gift card give-away, click here to find it!

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!

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Threadbear said...

Nadia, this is beautiful!! I love the colors and the vellum. Thanks for the tip about how you cut the vellum at the border. Very striking card!!

DIANA L. said...


Sis Patterson said...

Wonderful - the color and art deco style are stunning! Thanks for the vellum tips too - I haven't tried much vellum before and I love how you use it for depth and color!

JennyKozar said...

Great card Nadia - always!!

missstamper said...

I have the Art Deco cartridge, but haven't used it yet. Looks like I will be using it to try and make a card a little like this for my Dad. I say "a little" because you have such an amazing attention for detail! I am not quite at that level.

Hrvatica said...

Great use of vellum. Thanks for inspiring me.

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