Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Friday, May 31, 2013

Whatever turns you on!

One of the nice things about not making cards to sell is that, when a family member has as event that deserves a card, I can really tailor it to the person. So although this card is not my cup of tea at all, as soon as I spotted the digi stamp I knew my son's partner would love it. My card arrived yesterday and she was thrilled with it.

The image is by Rick St.Dennis and he has several in this style in his etsy shop. Having printed it and coloured it with copics, I cut it to fit the centre of a black mat which was then layered onto a textured red mat, both cut with dies from the Sizzix Majestic Elements-Marvellous Squares set. The backing paper was passed through an Embossalicious A4 folder, and the black strip is a newly purchased Memory box die called tesseltina, which is already a firm favourite with me. It is so delicate and fine. 

This close up shows the embossing and the textured red card more clearly. I used a permanent marker to colour a silver peel-off greeting black and put it in the lower right corner, and balanced this with a couple of gems iin the other corners.
I did not expect to find any challenges for this card but I am going to link it to:
 Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge 47: Make your mark (colouring with copics)
Creative Moments Challenge 18: Lots of layers (6)
and Make it Monday 142: Anything goes.


MaxineD said...

Not my taste either, but you really nailed this one for a goth card.

sandie said...

I also really enjoy making cards for a particular person especially when you know exactly the kind of thing they will like! And you know, I really like this card. The image is really unique and I love how the flowers hug the skull. And what fabulous colouring. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.

Jean Straw said...

This is a great card card Kate, although the image is weird the roses redeem it a bit and you have coloured them really well. I love the embossed background and the lovely die cut layers.
Jean x

Saskia said...

Perfect for a gothic lover!

Glenda Atkins said...

Well it is quite a fabulous card so will be loved for those who like skulls:O) Not for me but I sure can see the talent that went into making it!

Pia S said...

WOW - this is a cool design for a young man! I like the contrast of the elegant background with that "scary-looking" image. I think you did a great job with this card - spotted it on MIM!

Kylie said...

Terrific colouring! Such a unique card. Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx