I love both Arts Nouveau and Deco, so when Spellbinders brought out some very Deco dies, I had to have them ..... But they were bigger than I had thought and it put me off a bit, so in the drawer they went :-)
Fast forward to a sudden need for a thank you card .... the recipient had mentioned that she liked both styles too, so these dies came to mind immediately. I didn't use the biggest one of the set, but cut the smaller mat, frame, and deco flower in a combination of white and gold.
The sentiment is stamped and embossed. With hindsight, I think I could have rounded the four corners of the card blank for a better look - but I had to get it in the post :-)
Now ... fanfare ... Blogtober 2016 is imminent! Last year, the idea was to blog every day for the whole of October. I managed it, but it was hard and I already know that the combination of work, committing to exercising more (I now walk to work three times a week), and the rest of Real Life are going to make it even more difficult. So Sy over at KarmaCraft has come up with a cunning plan for this year. Set your own goal for Blogtober! Every day, three times a week, once a week, whatever you want to do, but the challenge is to stick to your goal :-) To register your interest, hop over to KarmaCraft and link up as per Sy's post. I haven't quite decided how many times a week for me yet, but I do know it's going to be very, very Christmassy......