Monday, 17 September 2012

'Fifty shades' style card/gift

Hello Bloggin Peeps

Back again with a new card/gift offering with a sort of fifty shades of grey theme.  The lovely little digi stamp came from saturated canary and I saw it on a card someone else had made and had to have it.

The original card I saw had the little handcuffs as an embellishment and when I was searching online for them I found that a few people were making bracelets with the fifty shades theme which I liked and wanted to combine.

The card:

I took an 8 x 8 square and cut a red holographic base layer and then a slightly smaller pearl white layer to sit on top.  Using the spellbinders A4 embossing folder (cannot tell you how excited I am we finally have A4 folders on the market)  embossed the garden lattice design as it looks a little 'tied up' and fit in with the theme.  I glued these together.

I cut a black rectangular mat to layer at the top of my card and then a pearl white layer and then a red holographic  one.  I glued some sheer red ribbon at three points to the back of the white then glued the black behind it and the red on top of it.  I took the bracelet I made and tied it to this rectangle and then glued the rectangle onto the white pearl I had prepared earlier making sure not to get any glue on the charms so the bracelet can be removed.

I used a marianne creatables die to cut the red lacy label and printed my digi out and coloured her in.... I am not the best colourer in the world but with the spectrum noirs the results are not too frightful.  I printed an extra digi and just cut the tie out and coloured it to add as a bit of decoupage.  I also used some whimsy ticket stamps and although I could have used the die to cut them out...this time I did it by hand.

To assemble the card I glued some black lace along the bottom which came from Joanna Sheen's online shop making sure to glue at the back so no glue was showing.  I glued the red lacy die cut on top and then arranged my coloured digi and the decoupage on top. To finish I added the little ticket sentiments and then glued to my base card

The bracelet:

The bracelet is a very simple chain made from silver jump rings.  Every second jumpring had a small red glass bead threaded on before closing.  I added a few extra smaller rings at the end as a sort of bracelet extender and a lobster clasp at the other end. 

I used eyepins to mount the charms I opened the end of the eye and threaded the charm on and then closed the eye back up.  I then threaded a clear swarovski bead on and made a loop.  Some of the charms were quite large and heavy and I didn't want too long a dangle.  When all the charms were on pins I laid the chain out flat and arranged the charms so the weight would be as even as possible and attached them using the loops I made.

This was quite a long card/gift to make and would only be suitable for someone quite special ... who liked the book... and wasn't afraid to wear bondage style charms in public.  It was fun to make but not sure if it would be something I would make regularly.

Anyway all for now

Until next time...take care

Cj x

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