Friday 13 February 2015


Even Goths have birthdays and there's a special Goth lady in our family. She asked me to help her make a dark Valentine card for her other half recently and so when I saw this great colour challenge at ColourQ, I was inspired to try to make something she would like.

I also really like using newsprint - well, either old book pages or my SU Dictionary stamp. I was slightly hampered by not actually owning anything from the SU Brights collection, including Real Red, but I found a part piece of an un-named red that seemed a good match with Real Red in the catalogue and for ink I've used Distress Ink Barn Door and Versacolour Cardinal. So, here's what happened:

I rounded the corners of the card to echo the central circular panel. But most of all, I think this will appeal to my Goth girl.

Update: So happy to have this card picked as a Colour Queen Courtier at ColourQ

Card: Black, un-named Red, Whisper White, Vellum
Stamps: SU Dictionary, SU Flowering Flourishes, SU Papillon Potpourri, Clearly Besotted Fabulous Fuchsia (sentiment).
Ink: Black, Distress Ink Soot Noir and Barn Door, Versacolour Cardinal.
Other: Circle framelits, Butterfly punch, Black rhinestones, Dimensionals to raise circle panel and butterfly, sponges, corner rounder punch.


  1. So pretty! I love how you lined up the swirly images on the newsprint with the swirly images on the round layer. And that butterfly is fabulous! This is one fantastic birthday card! Thanks for playing along with us at colourQ!

  2. Oh, this is beautiful! I love the layout and you used the colors wonderfully!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous!!!! I love your amazing design and that stunning red butterfly, just beautiful. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ColourQ, hope to see you again next week.

  4. Such a gorgeous card. I love how you carried the stamped image through the different layers. And the vellum sentiment is a beautiful touch.