Gothic Star Girl

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 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Manderly
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 07:48:27

    Oh Goodness, your Star card turned out wonderful! And what a lovely surprise when opened…your image and coloring are fantastic! Thanks much for entering ATC’s Cards with Attitude Challenge. You can enter our sister challenge too, Fat Pages, with your same card. The link is on our ATC blog. Great sponsors and Top 3 over there too! Glad to see your project.


  2. Sharon
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 08:41:50

    Wow what a gorgeous & celver card! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Jacksons Digital Expressions!


  3. angdrumm
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 10:04:34

    Stunning card, I think I need to have a go at this after seeing yours, thanks for the inspiration and for joining us at the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge


  4. Colleen Dietrich
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 14:36:46

    I adore the papers you chose, and this shape is so cool! I like the way you ‘colored’ the girl, too.

    Thanks so much for playing with us at Creative Inspirations Paints!


  5. Cliona Larkin
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 16:12:59

    Wow, this is fantastic . I adore your layout of papers and ribbon and the central image is adorable


  6. Maggie S.
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 20:33:07

    What a fun shaped card! Love the mono tones and your image is so darling!


  7. gertrude61
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 00:46:07

    This is a striking monochromatic card. I love the shape and your beautiful coloring. Thanks for joining our challenge at Jackson’s Digital Expressions.


  8. soma
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 05:15:12

    This’s awesome………….Love the image…………thanks for joining us at sassy studios dare to be sassy thursdays!!!!!

    SSD ( DT ).


  9. Lorraine A
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 13:58:11

    Gorgeous card Lisa 🙂 such a fabulous image and the monochrome and all the details are amazing !! FAB !! 🙂

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge 🙂
    Lols x x x


  10. Shirl
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 16:15:25

    This is gorgeous.. Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft challenge and good luck~


  11. bunny
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 17:32:59

    This is gorgeous…Tahnk you for joining us at Gingerloft.. And good luck..

    Caz x GL DT


  12. Lisa T
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 02:20:58

    This is great. Love the unique shape. Thanks for playing along with Jackson’s Digital Expressions.


  13. Crafting Vicky
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 12:04:13

    OOOOOH wow this is one fantastic card. I really love the unusual shape! And the image in that color is amazing!

    Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Vicky


  14. Min
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 03:12:08

    What a fabulous card! Gorgeous work!!

    Thanks so much for playin’ along with us this week for the Catch The Bug “July Anything Goes” Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again tomorrow for a fantastic Christmas in July celebration and the chance to WIN lots of goodies!!!!!
    Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations


  15. Paul
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 10:38:02

    I admire your patience, I tried making one of these once and left it unmade as I lost my rag lol. Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this month at Catch The Bug. This open challenge really is a great way to see lots of different styles and techniques – always an inspiration.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug


  16. Joyce
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 23:06:37

    I really like the black and white, very nice card. Thank you for sharing with us at JDE; good luck in the challenge.


  17. Darlene Pavlick
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 23:30:25

    WOW! This is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining our “WHAT THE TEXT” challenge at Shelly’s Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly’s Images DT


  18. Sherry
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 15:33:30

    What a cute card. I absolutely luv it. Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenge.




  19. sazzle
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 07:32:27

    Congratulations Lisa, you have been hand picked as one of our Top 5 from the fancy folds challenge over at Fussy and Fancy 🙂

    Great project and fantastic tutorial too!

    Please pop over to our blog pick up your blinkie.

    xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx



  20. Katya B.
    Jul 27, 2012 @ 05:38:22

    Interesting star shape card. I love that it’s monochromatic (but that’s where I’m totally challenged at.) Love all of the details such as the black lace trim, brads and stick pins. AND the digi is wonderfully colored in blacks and grays. Way to go! Thank you for participating on a Jackson’s Digital Expressions Challenge.
    -Katya Bess
    J.D.E. D.T. Member


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