Art Deco Inspired Card and Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Brian King!

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CCBH w Brian KingWelcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with our Special Guest stamper Brian King! This month we are excited to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by Brian.  We hope you find great inspiration from the projects.  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Gail Davidson, or may have come from the person previous to me.  Be sure to click on the person listed under me further down the page to continue your journey on this blog hop.  We are thrilled that Brian said yes to playing along with the Crazy Crafters this month.  Thank you Brian!  I have created an Art Deco inspired thank you card for the hop today.  I hope you like it. 🙂

I chose to CASE this card of Brian’s:


I love Brian’s use of circles and layers.  When I first saw this card it reminded me of the grand and bold geometric shapes of the ostentatious and elegant art deco style which I adore!  So I took that idea to Google and decided on the iconic art deco shape which forms the focal point of my card.  I also googled colours of the period and decided on the classic art deco colours of black and yellow/mustard, which when translated into Stampin’ Up! colours become Basic Black and Delightful Dijon.  I love the way Stampin’ Up!’s colour collections cater for all situations!  So here’s the card I came up with:


I kept the layered circles for the sentiment as they suited the style of card perfectly.  I used the third smallest die from the Circles Collection Framelits, the 1 3/4″ circle punch for the black layer, and the 2″ circle punch for the largest layer.  The thank you sentiment from the Happy Happenings stamp set is one of my favourite go to images for thank you cards.  There are also 13 other images in this set for all sorts of occasions in gorgeous fonts.  It’s a great set to have in your stash.  I adore it.

Happy Happenings stamp set by Stampin’ Up!®

The geometric background layers were constructed as a panel which sits behind the sentiment and showcases it.  For the bottom black layer I used the Curvy Corner Trio punch (one of the Weekly Deals specials!) to add the decorative edges which I thought also fitted the art deco theme beautifully.


There’s a lot of dimension going on with this card.  The base layer, the geometric panel, and each of the sentiment layers are adhered using dimensionals, as I wanted this card to be bold and extravagant to reflect the art deco style.

Once I had adhered all the layers, I felt like it needed something more – there was too much blank black space.  I considered using Crushed Curry candy dots but they detracted rather than added to the sense of opulence I was going for because they were too bright.  So I took some White Perfect Accents (also one of the Weekly Deals specials!) and coloured them with a gold metallic Sharpie, and then adhered them so they draw the eye from the bottom of the card up to the sentiment.

I think these colours epitomise the classic elegance of the art deco style.  What do you think?  If you like them too, feel free to save this image and share it on Pinterest.  You’ll also find lots more colour inspiration on my Colour Snapshot Pinterest Board.

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As always, here’s the card image with the products noted.  Please download and share to Pinterest if you think it will be useful.


I love hearing from you.  If you have any thoughts about today’s post please leave me a comment below.  As always, you can purchase supplies to make today’s project from the supply list below.  Please use the Host Code WX2DTC43 during checkout to receive a thank you gift from me (unless your order is over $250 then you become the host and receive Stampin’ Rewards).

To continue on the blog hop and see all the amazing projects, click on the name below mine in the list below.

Have a fabulous day!






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40 Responses

  1. Karen Zaring Browning

    Any possibility you could share with me your card recipe? We are having a Gatsby Themed Prom (75 students) where I work and we are using your AWESOME design for the invite… THANK YOU!!!

    • GaGa Papercrafts

      Hi Karen, I’m honoured to be CASEd in such a way! Our cardstock over here in Oz is a different size to yours and I usually work in metric, so my measurements might seem a bit weird in inches, but here goes: cardbase is 8 1/4″ x 5 14/16″, scored at 4 1/8″. Black mat is 5 1/2″ x 3 9/16″. For the geometric layer I started with a piece of black cardstock measuring 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″, measured in 3/8″ from each side on one end, and trimmed on the diagonal to the other end to get the trapezoid shape. I matted this with a slightly larger piece of Delightful Dijon cardstock and trimmed around using scissors to leave a 1/16″ border. To be honest, I didn’t even measure the smaller pieces; I just worked by eye. My ruler though tells me that the larger side panels are 2 1/2″ long and approximately 1″ wide (you only need enough cardstock so that you can attach it behind the main trapezoid piece). Again, mat with Delightful Dijon, leaving a 1/16″ border. The smallest pieces are approximately 1 1/4″ x 3/4″ and matted the same way. All these pieces were adhered with multipurpose glue and then the whole panel was adhered using dimensionals. Details for the sentiment panel are in the post. The White Perfect Accents were also just adhered by eye, although you could rule a pencil line as a guide if you wish. I hope this helps. I would appreciate a photo of your project when you’re finished, and if you post to your blog, could you please link back to this post. Thanks and good luck!

  2. Karen

    AWESOME CASE… I am going to CASE you… I have to design invites for a Great Gatsby themed prom… this will be perfect!!!

    • GaGa Papercrafts

      Thanks Satomi! I don’t know how I come up with some of my designs – it’s just my brain I guess! I do like to create cards that are a bit different though … xoxo

  3. Brian King

    L. O. V. E. These shapes and colors are so perfect, Gail! What a gorgeous card! Who wouldn’t love to receive that? I’m so thrilled to participate in this hop with you and your team! Thanks!

    • GaGa Papercrafts

      Thanks for your lovely comment Brian! I’m so glad you like my somewhat tenuous interpretation of your gorgeous card. Thanks for the inspiration for this card and many others! It was fantastic having you hop with us and I hope we can do it again! Thanks again. xoxo

  4. Marcia Peck

    Art deco is my favorite architecture style–how you came up with this interpretation of Brian’s card is nothing short of genius! I love it!

    • GaGa Papercrafts

      Thanks so much Marcia! I’m so glad you like it – that makes my heart happy. Like I said in my blog post, the idea was sparked by the layout of Brian’s card with the circles sitting on top of the square panel, so I just ran with the idea! Creativity unplugged! Lol xoxo

  5. Nicole Spicer

    What a great card! I’ve never seen anything like it! Love the layers! x

    • GaGa Papercrafts

      Thanks for your lovely comment Sue! I actually didn’t measure the layers – just snipped around the layer above to achieve the look I was going for. xoxo

  6. Kim Oliver

    I adore art deco and you have totally nailed it! That colour is perfect!

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