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Saturday, October 26, 2013

To Goth or Not to Goth

In another life, I could be a Goth. I could be a Goth papercrafter! Steampunk, lots of distressing, cool Goth images... but I'm not. However, there's this week's Drunken Stampers challenge to deal with: 



So since I'm in this life, not my parallel Goth existence, I decided to go Goth...ic in my style. I've been meaning to play around with trying inset diecuts, and decided to use the technique here. I've also had this card pinned for two years, so thought maybe I should try being inspired by it. 



I completely planned to use the vellum overlay, as in the inspiration card, but when it came to it, I liked it better without. The layout is very similar to the original though. I really like the look of the text tree inset in the black cardstock. 
Of course, when you do an inset diecut, you end up with the other halves of the diecuts...


This time I liked the way the vellum looked. I changed the layout of the card a bit, and used an Echo Park sticker sentiment. The papers and stamps are Echo Park as well. 
As you can see, you don't need to feel too restricted by our challenge this week! I do feel badly I didn't even manage to get a person into either card... unless that bat is really...? :D So come and link up your Goth or Halloween creations this week! As for me, I'm also going to link these up to the Halloween Simon Says Stamp and the Halloween/orange &black Shopping Our Stash challenges. 

Supplies: (text tree) white & black cardstock, vellum, Echo Park Apothecary Emporium patterned papers, Unity/Echo Park Fright Night stamp, Versafine onyx black ink, clear embossing powder, Quickutz house and tree die, Martha Stewart bat punch, Stampin' Up scallop border punch, Paper Smooches twine, pop-dot tape; (trick or treat) black & white cardstock, Echo Park Apothecary Emporium patterned papers & sticker, Unity/Echo Park Fright Night stamp, Colorbox mango tango ink, clear embossing powder, QuicKutz house and tree & Spellbinders reverse wonky rectangle dies, pop-dot tape

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9 comments:

Emily Leiphart said...

Both cards are awesomely inspired by your pin, Linds! The combination of papers, layers and die cuts are perfectly balanced!

Scrapbook Lynne said...

Great use of that tree die Lindsey... love how you layered everything too!

Barbara Godden said...

Fabulous cards, love how you used the die cut tree in both places and you made a great choice, love the first plain but the vellum accent on the second is great. I was going to go goth-ic but changed my mind.

Chris D. said...

OOOOOHHHH!!! Lindsey! Your cards are fantabulous!! Love that you used both positive and negative die cuts!

Jessi Fogan said...

YES! These are so fun!!! I love the look of the inset die & the text :) And that is so a goth bat.

Donna said...

I love both of these cards Lindsey! You rocked the challenge!
~*donna*~

Heather G said...

I love that tree diecut. I could think of a number of times I wish I'd had it this past month. I really like the vellum over the tree. Really adds an eeriness to the card. And I like the way the negative of the tree looks. I'd better stop throwing the neg's away.

lauren bergold said...

what a fabulous halloween card! i absolutely LOVE that amazing inset diecut technique, you've really made me want to try that!!! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (halloween!) STASH with us this week! ♥

Shari Trumbull said...

Totally LOVE the looks of both of these! The spooky tree treatments in both creations are FAB!! Thanks for sharing such great designs! Always inspiring! XOXO-S