Saturday, March 1, 2014

Crafting Musketeers Challenge #11- Art Deco

graphic 45 couture art deco cricut
Hello Crafteteers!

A new month means a new challenge at Crafting Musketeers: Art Deco!  I bet there will be many glamorous, lavish, gorgeous and architectural designed projects submitted this month.  What a glorious age and style- Art Deco!

Before I get onto the card details I just want to note that it has been a week (gasp!) since my last post.  During this week I have tried three new techniques or tools.  My card today is using one of them- my Cricut.  I have had this machine for two years and used it to cut out the word ("Thanks") to give to my husband.  Six months later I took a class and was unimpressed.  I think it was the card that was made or the cartridge used was not my style or perhaps I just was not ready for the Cricut.  My friend Rebecca tried showing me the advantages of it but I was still not interested.  Lately I have been considering selling it.  That thought changed on Monday when I went to Michaels and saw the Cricut "Art Deco" cartridge.  The shapes drew me in, loved the style and I saw a lot of uses for the cartridge.  Hmm...maybe it deserved another try.  That night my friend, Janice, taught me (again) how to use the machine and then "Voila!" a card was started...
graphic 45 couture art deco cricut
Of course, I had to use Graphic 45's Couture collection for the card.  I fussy cut around the two classy ladies, the postage stamps and the beautiful block.  The black deco background was from the Cricut Art Deco file.  The feathers were a treasure found at Hobby Lobby.  Behind the ladies is black fringe tassel ribbon.
graphic 45 couture art deco cricut
The inside is more G45 Couture paper.  The quote is from the G45 Couture stamp set 3 set on a Spellbinders Fancy Tags die.
Thanks for trudging through this long post!  Looking forward to seeing your Art Deco project this month at Crafting Musketeers!
Hugs,
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday, AG
613 Avenue, AG
Sister Act Card Challenge, AG
Cuttlebugmania, Feel it (die- Spellbinders tag die, feel it- feathers and tassles)



6 comments:

  1. Oh wow, this is so fabulous!! I love, love the papers you used!! The feathers are a perfect touch!! Have a great weekend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Stunning card! I think you captured Art Deco to the tee. The colors just draw you in! The design is perfect as well. Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge this week. Good luck.
    Maureen, DT member

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  3. This is fabulous. I love the colours and the feathers. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

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  4. Love the vintage design and those pretty feathers. Thank you for joining in with our Let's Feel It challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

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  5. Fabulous & stunning...just WOW!!! Love the Cricut bkg. and the feathers. I've been opposed to a Cricut & resisting forever. This is tempting me.

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