hello everyone and welcome to my blog....as you will be able to tell im still new to this and have a long way to go so please bear with me :) all feed back is welcome good or bad as it will help to to know if my work is good or if to improve it... my main work for the blog is card making but am steadily starting to make boxes and will eventully move on to other things thanks again for reading cant wait for your feed back

emma xxxxxx


Sunday, 10 June 2012

Gothic Blessing

well i havebeen busy all week making cards for my craft stall at end of month but still not got round to putting them on laptop lol so here is a card i did for an order for a Gothic blessing

this was a hard one for me with it been a 'gothic blessing' and not actully having a clue what to do lol. the lady that asked for it said she liked a previous card id done using the Basque and feathers so after spending probably a full week deciding how i could turn that in to a blessing card this is what i came up with:

The black a4 card with silver detail was from a local market stall but actually got it of the lovely lindyloo as she had a spare lol.

i then used the Basque template and decided to turn it in to a wedding dress by adding red and black paper at the top and used a burgundy ribbon and rouched it down the front to make part of the dress (saw this technique on C&C) i then found some black lace in my stash so used that and folded it in strips to make the bottom of the dress. i then added red and white jems for added detail.

The mans suit was from a template borrowed off a friend i used the same red and black paper for the shirt and black card for the jacket and trousers i then cut a triangle out of the burgundy ribbon to put in the 'pocket' and added two gems for detail

i then placed both the dress and suit on a bunch of red feathers and added the sentiment 'wishing you a lifetime of happiness together' with a little added extra of a pair of handcuffs which i printed off and cut out then added actual chain to join them together.

i am entering this in to the following challenges:

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  1. well you deffo made good use of the card Emma I think your card is perfect for the occasion and i love the feathers too
    lindyloo x

  2. Wonderful card love the whole design perfect xxxxxxxxx

  3. Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl card challenge. Mary G

  4. this definitely has the wow factor! Perfect for the occasion and wonderful colours


  5. Hi Emma, nice to "meet" you. I am now following your blog. I have to say I admire how you have created this card. It's just so perfect for the brief and is so innovative and well composed.
    If you are interested in Gothic and dark fantasy as well as more generic cd artwork, why not consider joining Jem's Designs fb group page ?
    I'd be happy to see you there and I'm sure you would find lots of inspiration.
    Crafty hugs, Sheenagh x

  6. Well done, I wouldn't have known where to start. It's a fabulous card

  7. Hi Emma, what a fabulous card . It oozes atmosphere and I'm sure the couple will love it. xx

  8. Excellent! I love it!
    Dawn xx

  9. Fab card! Love the deep colours x

  10. Emma just love this one hun, love the feathers and the colors are fabby xx

  11. Hi Emma,
    simply stunning, the colours are so lush.

  12. This is lovely, love the textures :-) Elaine-xxx-

  13. Loving the colors and the rich texture and dimension! I love the handcuffs holding the sentiment! xx

  14. The color combo rocks. Thanks for joining at at Robyn's Fetish.

  15. Really fab, the red and black look really striking together
    Lindsay xx

  16. Great card, love the red and black and feathers

  17. lovely card. Love the black and red together xx

  18. Wow my type of card
    Thanks for joining us at Robyn Fetish
    Kym DT

  19. Wow i love this, the decadent colour combo makes it look so lush! Thanks for joining Craft Punked this week, Paula :)