Creativity Unlocked: Monochromatic Art Deco Inspired Card

by Emily

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Hi friends! Emily Midgett here with you today, and I have some Art Deco inspiration to share with you using the recently released Deco Cover Plate Die Set.

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Create Art Deco Inspired Cards and Paper Crafts

This die set features multiple sizes of Art Deco-inspired frames, and they're so beautifully intricate and detailed. When working with intricate dies like these, I like to use specialty papers to really enhance those details, and those specialty papers work so beautifully with a monochromatic background, adding texture and interest.

Art Deco Inspired Cards

Monochromatic Art Deco Inspired Cards

For today's card projects, I created black-on-black textured backgrounds using the different frames from the Deco Cover Plate Die Set, adding pops of lush teal and emerald with some standalone floral dies. Let's get started with the details!

The Inspiration

I glean lots of crafty inspiration from fashion: the textures, the color palettes, the layouts. I saw a dress recently that had the most beautiful vivid turquoise flowers on a crisp black background, and I thought it would be the perfect color palette to pair with the Deco Cover Plate Die Set and some of the beautiful Altenew solid cardstock sets.

First Art Deco Inspired Card

I pulled out the Just Green, Emerald, Lagoon, and Mountain Mist solid cardstock. These solid cardstock sets are considered “limited edition,” but hopefully will be restocked at least once more very soon!

Monochromatic Art Deco Inspired Cards

For my first project, I die cut the medium-sized Deco Cover Plate Die from some black glitter cardstock and adhered it to the center of a black A2 card front. The shimmering glitter cardstock pops beautifully from the black background and creates very unique texture on the tone-on-tone backdrop. I also had a spare black frame from the Fine Frames Cover Die set that I added around the outside edge to fill in a bit of the extra space on the A2 card front.

The Focal Point

To accompany the Deco Cover Plate Die, I wanted to add a focal point that was in the same artistic style, so selected the Streamlined Sprig die, whose bold graphic aesthetic works beautifully to complete the Art Deco vibe on the card. I die cut the outline from some pearlescent black shimmer paper, then used Just Green and Lagoon solid cardstock for the solid backers for the flowers and foliage.

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The Sentiment

To continue the Art Deco theme, I searched through my stash to find a sentiment with a font that reminded me of lettering from the roaring '20s. I thought that the greetings in the Note For You stamp set worked absolutely perfectly with the overall theme. I heat embossed the sentiment on a square of black cardstock using some iridescent green glitter embossing powder, then trimmed it down with my trimmer. I popped both the die cut flower and the sentiment up with foam adhesive to add extra height and interest, which is one of the ways that I keep these monochromatic cards interesting!

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Second Art Deco Inspired Card

My second card features the same color palette, this time paired with the Embellished Flora die set. I began by die cutting the largest Deco Cover Plate Die from some more pearlescent black cardstock and adhered it to my black A2 card front with liquid adhesive.

I then die cut the components for the Embellished Flora die set using Just Green, Emerald, Lagoon, and Mountain Mist solid cardstock as well as some black glitter cardstock, cutting enough pieces to create three separate floral sprays. I adhered all of the pieces together using liquid adhesive.

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I heat embossed another Art Deco-inspired greeting from the Note For You stamp set using some more iridescent green embossing powder. I added a glittery black mat to the sentiment square, then arranged the floral die-cuts in a swag and adhered them to the card front using foam adhesive, tucking the sentiment amongst the pretty flowers with a double layer of foam tape. I added a few sparkling jewels for extra shine as a finishing touch!

Well, that's all for my card projects today. I love the effect of pairing intricate die-cuts with a tone-on-tone color palette, and the pretty pop of turquoise just sets everything off so nicely!

Do you love monochromatic cards too? Please let me know in the comment section below! 

Thanks so much for reading, and have a marvelous day!

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Tara C Prince May 22, 2024 - 11:16 AM

such gorgeous cards

Altenew May 29, 2024 - 3:36 AM



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