The current theme at GOTHIC ARCHES is Black and White, other than that anything goes.
I decided on a playing card theme, after dismissing several others as being a bit twee and safe. I don't know why but the arch shape makes me want to move away from my comfort zone of vintage style. I'm not sure if I'll keep it up but I think it's an added dimension to the challenge for me, so I'm going with it - for the moment anyway!
I cut the black arch using the Cricut and Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge. I used a free stamp from Craft Stamper magazine to stamp across the white playing card then tore a piece of news print from an article about animals (seemed appropriate). I stamped the cat from the same stamp, added the die cut spades from the Indie Art cartridge and finally added the typed wording.