Thursday, March 8, 2012

Unique and Elegant

I just love the Art Nouveau cartridge!
There are so many wonderful cuts that the combinations are endless.
I made this for my friend that I don't get to see very often.
She is a very timeless, unique, and elegant lady;
and I think this fits her perfectly.

I started with a dark blue cardstock that is speckled with white,
and then added the patterened blue paper for the mat.
I then chose a background cut from the AN cart and cut it in shadow,
regular, and layered it in silver metallic.
It was then embossed with the CB paisley and swirls folders.

The peacock was cut @ 5" and the feathers @ 5.5".
There are so many layers to these cuts that they need to be cut on a larger scale.
"Diamond" gemstones were added to the bird's tail along with
black outlining throughout, and all images were popped for dimension.
to give added dimension

The sentiment mats are handcut to fit with
corners rounded, and popped so the card front will slip in behind it for displaying.
The flowers are from AC and cut @ 2".

Of course, this is my favorite card type - Easel -
Maybe I make too many of these, but I just can't help myself!

My computer generated sentiment, "Unique and Elegant,"
describes my friend to a tee.
I will add a personal message inside.....
Voila!  It's finished!


  1. Definitely is an elegant easel card,it looks fabulous.Like the gems on the feathers. Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot.
    Jayne x

  2. What an elegant card! Great papers - and the gems are such a wonderful touch too!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper