Monday, 16 March 2015

Collectables - Art Nouveau Framed Bow

Hello followers and fellow crafters.  For today's Tonic Studios Design Team card I'd like to share a monochromatic Art Nouveau style card made with the Collectables.

I started off by making an 8" x 8" white card blank and layering with black.  I cut a smaller layer in white then once I had decided upon a size for my frame, I cut another black layer for underneath that.  To construct the central framed element I cut mu frame out of white using the layering dies, the black patterned backing was cut using the inner pattern die from the long border strip which I cut three times, I lined this up inside my frame and glued it down, trimming off any excess before mounting it on a square of silver mirror card.  This was then mounted onto the prepared card front.

I used one of the large corners to embellish the top of the card and die cut the 'someone special' wording in black, white and silver, layering them slightly offset.  The Rococo Beautiful Bow die was cut three times and layered by only gluing the very centre of the bow flat together and mounting it on 3d foam before adding a large clear gem.

The card was finished off with some white Nuvo Crystal Drops.

I hope you like it,

Karen x


  1. Stunning, I love monochrome and this is superb.
    Linda xxx

  2. Brilliant Karen,I love the composition n monochrome look. I really need to get that bow it looks really good layered n will fit in an envelope. Xxx

  3. Hello Karen, A fabulous card, love the Monochrome and the dies.

    Chrissy xx

  4. Hi Karen this is gorgeous. Hugs Jackie


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