Gone Gothic is the Challenge at Craft Your Passion this week.We have the fabulous The Paper Shelter as our sponsor too!Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!
For my card I’ve used the gorgeous Gothic and Modern from The Paper Shelter.This comes as a set with various images and a backing paper.I’ve printed and coloured the JPG Outline with Flexmarker in greyscale adding some subtle highlights with a white gel pen.Here’s a closer view :
This is the first time I’ve made a Star Card and the tutorial I’ve used came from here.This one is in cm’s but I usually work in inches.Now I understand the principle I’ll definitely have a go in those measurements.That’s how I achieved the central triangular mat.I took my time with the card base and it actually turned right first time!! I also made the skeleton leaf flower from this tutorial.Making this card took me back to my teen years and I had a good reminisce about all things Goth/Gothic.So I plumped for a monochrome colour scheme(I wanted to use black but not make everything too dark),lace, metal (brads and pins) and the star shaped base ( altho’ most goth stars are pentangles).Even the flower has a lacy feel to it.I did have to colour some of the leaves with my black FlexMarker as I didn’t have enough.It’s a pretty good way to use these up as I’m sure a lot of people have them in there stash and don’t know what to do with them!I would be careful making them tho’ as the lady in the video appears to have asbestos fingers – my pain threshold isn’t that high.Ow!I mad the pins myself too with various beads and metal spacers from my stash,holding everything together with Glossy Accents.Altho’ the corners are tucked in when the card is folded the pins and sentiment act as closures to help keep everything in place.The sentiment covers the small gap you get in the centre and I’m too fussy to let it show!!Anyway hope you like my interpretation of gothic.Only trouble is after making this I did have to go and seek out some videos by The Cure on YouTube!Gotta love Robert Smith’s hair!!
Supplies :Image : Gothic and Modern from The Paper Shelter Sentiment : From Hero Arts Anytime Messages clear stamp set Mediums : FlexMarkers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Black Soot Distress Ink,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen Paper and Card : Core’dintaions Roy G. Biv 12 x12 cardstock pad,Papermania Capsule Collection Bexley Black 8 x 8 Tools : X-cut gullotine,Martha Stewart Score Board,Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large,Shapeabilities Office Supplies,Big Shot,Stick It!Hot Melt Glue Gun,Cut n Dry Foam To Embellish : Skeleton leaves,Pins and beads and black gems all from stash,Papermania Gem Brads Iridescent
Some challenges this is for :Corrosive Challenges : Sentimentally Yours Creative Inspirations Paint : Shaped Cards Dream Valley Challenges : Anything but Square Gingerloft : Fancy Folds That Craft Place : Anything Goes Sentimental Sundays : Bingo (Lace,Flowers,Diecut) Catch The Bug : Anything Goes ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Anything Goes Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Anything Goes Fussy and Fancy : Fancy Folds Stamp Man : Bling it On Sassy Studio Designs : Use something metal Shelly’s Images : Use text/sentiment Whimsy Inspiration : Anything goes Creatalicious Challenges : Anything goes Jackson’s Digital Expressions : Anything Goes + Optional A Rose By Any Other Name (Use Flowers) Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes Crafty Bloggers Network : Anything Goes Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude : Anything Goes
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