Saturday, 11 July 2015

It's a perfect night for mystery and horror

My card today features a special image Betty, from Simply B Stamps, drew up for her son, Christian, and his finance, Yazmin, to celebrate their engagement.

I had a lot of fun with this card, going for a pretty but grungy look to suit the Frankenstein theme.  With that theme I just had to distress my gorgeous papers from Riddersholm Design so I am entering this in the current challenge over at Dream Valley.

I didn’t follow a sketch for this card but was inspired in the design by a beautiful card from Dorota of the Riddersholm Design DT.  For further inspiration I played along with the tic tac toe challenge Left of Center has running choosing the right-hand vertical line using a die cut (I have three actually), a charm and lots of different ink techniques.  I’ve inked the edges of my designer papers, sprayed ink on some of my flowers, inked up my die cuts and also inked my image.

You can’t go Frankenstein without having some stitching and I have used real stitching to join my two pieces of designer paper.  With that stitching I am also entering my card in Cheery Lynn Designs’ current challenge.  I’ve used their beautiful Heart to Heart Doily die as a background to the image and framed the heart with their funky Barbed Wire die.  I cut the barbed wire from metal and distressed it with some Old Rust ink, love how it turned out.  I also distressed the doily with some Fran-tage, the inner heart I inked up and then added more Fran-tage and finished the distressing with some crackle paint.

Skin BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29 & G24, YG03, YG11, YG17
Eyes E21, E25, E29, 0 & E33, E57, E59, 0
Lips R46, R59, RV99
Hair E21, E23, E25, E27, E29 & T5, T7, T9, 100
Outfit V20, V22, V25, V28 & W3, W5, W7, W9
Roses G03, G09, G29, R14, R46, R59
Chalks & Powders etc
Fran-tage Embossing Enamel ~ Aged Silver & Aged Wine
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Cheery Lynn Dies ~ Barbed Wire & Heart to Heart Doily
I Am Roses ~ Semi Open Rose Buds (coloured with Starburst)
Metal Heart Charm from stash
Recollections ~ Alphabet Stickers
Prima Alla Collection ~ Antique Mirrors

Prima Say it in Crystals ~ The Archivist

Inks & Paints etc
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst ~ Cocoa Bean Copper
Spica ~ Lilac & Silver
American Crafts Cardstock ~ Kraft
Bazzill Monochromatic Cardstock ~ Bitter Chocolate
Echo Park Arsenic and Lace ~ Crow & Skull
Ribbons & Trims etc
Simply B Stamps ~ Christian and Yazmin (special freebie)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh my goodness...this is ADORABLE!!!! I just love those stamps, the way you colored them and the whole design of your card. Super awesome!!! Thank you for joining us for this week's challenge and good luck!

  2. This is really super cute, love how you laced up the 2 pieces of grungy papers! This is a fabulous card, thank you for sharing this with us over at LOC- Left of Center Creative Challenges.
    (LOC DT)

  3. What an adorable card, love your bride and groom, too cute! Wonderfully designed card. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  4. A fabulous card. Thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley Challenge. Marlene

  5. Wow! The distressing of the backing papers & the stitching are the perfect finishing touches. Thank you so much for joining us at Left of Center Creative Challenges for Challenge 86 Tic Tac Toe. I hope you can join us again for our next weekly challenge. AELx

  6. Fab card, great colours and beautifull coloured !
    Thanks for sharing it with us and hope to see you again in our next challenge as well,
    DT Dream Valley challengeblog

  7. Fun card!!! love the digi and the colouring. Thanks for joining our LOC challenge. Ana Isabel DT


Thanks so much for your comments, I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know your thoughts (c: