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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Gothic Invitation for Halloween

Hello Dear Stamper Friends:
Black and White is the trend, nowadays...so I wanted to make a card using this color combo and this is what I came up with...a "Gothic Invitation for Halloween"!

When I have an idea, I never know what my end result is going to be...I knew I had to use this color combo: "Black and White" , and I knew that I wanted something for Halloween..then the idea of the flower came and because it resulted in an over sized flower for the card I decided to make it as the focal point and this along with the background die the "Spooky Frame Set" made up my mind in calling it "Gothic"...although I baptized it as an invitation actually this card can be used for any occasion, a birthday card, a hello one ...

Steps for the "Carnation" flower Tutorial:

step 1:
-die cut 6 petals from the "Peony" die  (the edges of this die are perfect to create the "Carnation" look)
- distress all the petals both sides using the ink of your choice with a finger dauber (this too is important to achieve this shaded look), sponge from the center going outwards towards the edges...

step 2;
crumple all the petals, the more you do it the better and if you mist the paper lightly with some water it is better as the paper will be more wrinkly...

step 3: 
open all the petals and attach them together with a black brad in the center

step 4:
bring  each petal towards the center crumpling them again  towards the middle

and here you have it a "Carnation" 
made out from a "Peony" die, who knew!

I hope you have enjoy this post as much as I did making the card...

 Thanks for your visit as always and keep in touch my friends...


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  1. How fabulous is your card Bibiana. I love what you've done and that flower is Wonderful. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. Fabulous Halloween card Bibana...love all the great details


  3. Wonderful carnation tutorial....thanks so much for sharing how to do this!!!

  4. Oh I loved this tutorial and wish all of them were like this. Bibiana, as always you are so special and your talent is beyond anything I could ever do without instructions. Thank You, thank you ! !

  5. Superbe ta carte J'adore!
    Merci pour le tuto!

  6. Fantastic card. Brilliant flower tutorial. Thanks xx

  7. BRILLIANT!!!!, oh man I looooove black and white cards, that flower is the BOMB***, you have made a few bomb flowers, shesh your so creative, I love how your mind works, I want to try to cut them out, and try it, wish me luck :O), love to make flowers and how you created the gorgeous background, it's perfect...It's Thanksgiving this weekend, I am thankful for you, you fill my life with inspiration.. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.. (((( BIG HUGS )))).....

  8. Ta carte est superbe joli combo merci pour le tuto de la pivoine - je tenais à te remercier aussi car j'ai trouvé la vidéo d'une carte de noël avec mémory box glowing candles N°08661
    A bientôt bon dimanche de France biz

  9. Wow, Bibiana, qué miedo! jejeje La flor es increíble!

  10. What a magnificent bloom! Love the black and white theme to this. Jenny x

  11. so nice to see how you created this flower. very elegant design, another beauty!! thanks for the birthday wishes too!! :)

  12. Elle est magnifique cette fleur, j'adore, bises.

  13. Superbe carte avec une magnifique fleur. Bises.


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