Friday, January 11, 2013

A Card full of Danger, Seduction and Romance!

As my blog title suggests, I'm usually crafting deep into the night and last night I got into the whole sinister, dangerous and haunting feel of the hour. I had just picked up the Immortal Love Matstack from Imaginations and found myself totally immersed in the forbidden love/ Twilight feeling of the pack. This particular design really appealed to me - the lush open white rose against a black background with touches of glitter. I decided to replicate the printed rose with a 3D version in the most seductive color of all - deep red. 

The card base is silver and the ribbon is a steel grey which I think went wonderfully with the glitter already present on the pattern paper. The rose was made using some ItsyBitsy Red Card Stock and I distressed the edges of each petal with a dull brown ink. I also added some glitter to both the flourish and the petals so the glittery feel of the pattern paper carried forward to the 3d elements. Here's a close up of the  rose.

When I was done with that I got to working on the sentiment. With my cameo I can basically etch out anything I want using the pen holder and a glitter/ gel pen. I wanted something romantic, brief but still a little scary. 'You're Mine' was my choice, sketched against a black background. Here's an upright picture of the card with all it's elements.


10 years ago, Valentines Day for me was all about bright reds, pinks and cuddly teddies. Today, after 9 years of marriage and 2 children, I realize that it has become more sinister, haunting, passionate... hmmm... have I become more cynical in my 30's... or maybe Im watching too many vampire movies! Either way, I think I scared my husband a little when I showed him this card. He said, 'This is like Phantom of the Opera'... and then he looked me straight in the eyes and said with raised eyebrows, 'You're Mine'!

Later folks :)

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45 comments:

  1. Luv ur card Sunehra....your attention to detail is mindblowing!!

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  2. wow!! How romantic!! Love the scarlet red rose.. :)

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  3. Believe me Sunehra... I have been looking at your card for more than 10 mins now! I am in awe..and yeah.. It has a 'vampirish', 'forever' look... As soon as i saw the card, the colours and all reminded me of cover of 'the eclipse'- third book in Twilight saga.. I LOVE this one and this is more romantic than cuddly teddy bears and images of cupid! :) Like you said, it's seductive and I love it!

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    1. Are you a 'Twi-hard' too Sindhu? Hate to admit it but I gotta say I am... thanks for your lovely comment. This card has really struck a cord it appears.

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  4. wow.. nice one!!! and the sentiments are too cute.
    Do share the steps to make the rose !!

    Manu
    hands-full-of-art.blogspot.in

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    1. Ahh yess - sure Manu..
      I got the rose cut file from this link. It's called Rolled Flower 2. If you don't have an electronic cutting machine, you can hand cut the template.
      For a tutorial on how to create the rose, here's a video I made for ItsyBitsy using a smaller version of this design. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhzpIasNDuM

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  5. nice with different presentation

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  6. This is awesome... that red flower popped up against that gorgeous gorgeous PP is smashing... Absolutely love love love the card... and your husband must have loved the sentiment... *wink*

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    1. Wink away Khusboo - heheh - yes I think he did :)

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  7. Awesomeness all the way!!!! and the 'your mine' part is hillarious.. can picture Ajay say it.. heheheh

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  8. Oh My!!! this is just gorgeous Sunhera...I loved the way you have build up the whole story behind how you have created it ...its truly very seductive and romantic :)...Love your Red rose it looks really superb against the black BG ...and the sentiment works so well on this card !!

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    1. Thanks a lot Hussena... ya all my cards actually have a story and I like to write which is why my posts are usually more text heavy than picture heavy :)

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  9. so beautiful n gorgeous...i alwwys think of making flowers by my own...bt not made a single rose yet..loved your red rose wid blk n silver bkgrnd vry mch.

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    1. Hey thanks so much Shalu - it's soooo easy, you have to try it. Check out this video link and you will see how I made it.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhzpIasNDuM

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  10. Very pretty.Love how you balanced all the elements and the 3d element was brilliant.This card is, for want of better word,luscious.:-)

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    1. Luscious, lavish, Passionate... thanks Pallavi

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  11. Ok i was staring at the Blog titles till the page loaded and when i saw the pic i was like woo hoo! Seriously this looks seductive and so passionate ;) The Red bloom is the highlight and oh so sexy! Loved the complete look!

    Thanks for joining Lulupu Challenge#8 and we hope to see you more often!

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    1. Hey Karuna, thanks so much, glad the card lived up to its very tempting title. I have been wanting to enter Lulupu's challenges for a month now. Last month I just never got time to make a scrapbook page. This month I wasn't going to miss it!

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  12. ok now that is one stunner!!!Seductive indeed!

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    1. Haanji - it will be front and center on Republic Day - Ha Ha

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  13. I really really am not able to take my eyes off the red rose....have you plucked it from your garden :O,its has got so much real look!!...Its an unbelievable masterpiece!Hats off to you Sunehra,entirely Seductive and a truely 120/100 score deserver!

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    1. Hey Bipasha - you know when I was taking the photographs, I was thinking this rose doesn't look so great - I guess when you're so close to a project, you only see its flaws. So reading your comment really puts my fears at rest. Thanks so much.

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  14. Wow! What a gorgeous card!! Amazing work! The rose is so pretty!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Hugs...
    Melissa

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  15. This is so pretty - I just love the colours & your 3D rose - thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week
    Happy Crafting
    Carole x

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  16. Wow, that is simply amazing. Love the sparkly silver flower. And the red you've chosen is gorgeous.

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  17. That's a sexy card i must say , i always love this red and black combination seductive and passionate. Love the paper collection and the flower toooo
    Thanks for joining us at Lulupu challenge #8 Love is in the air .
    all the best :)

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  18. I am amazed at how realistic the Rose looks.It passes off easily as a plucked one.the choice of a love themed card with these colors is definitely an unusal one and does have a Twilight feel...but you nailed it and made it look deliciously wicked.thanks for joining us at Lulupu's current challenge.hope to see you more often.

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  19. What an amazing choice of bold colors of red and black combination on your card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Vintage” Challenge! Happy 2013!!

    Kath - Admin
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
    http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

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  20. The rose is too pretty Sunehra and looking even more pretty on black background..One more thing i always forget to share with you is that i like your name very much..it sounds so well !! Have a great Sunday !!

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  21. Amazing work Sunehra.. Love the Twilight feel cos I am the big fan of the movie.. Love the way you have used the patterned paper

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  22. Hey the main sentiment is so powerful..and the blood red roses with the backdrop weaves a perfect mystery :) very unique...also am your newest follower :)

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  23. This is a gorgeous card!!

    Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog..and a huge thanks for becoming a follower too!!

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  24. great job on this seducing card :)thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

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  25. fabulous card with gorgeous colours!

    Thank You for sharing at Craft-Room Valentine Challenge;-))m

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  26. Stunnning card LOVE that red rose!! thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-room challenge this fortnight and good luck. Hugs

    NIKKI DT

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  27. Amazing concept Sunehra!! It's a brilliant work of art!! Reminds me of Moulin rogue...
    Thanks for joining us at Lulupu Challenge #8 - Love is in the air.


    Cheers,
    Indira Tanwar
    DT - Lulupu Blog

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  28. I love how each of your creations has a story behind it and how well you pick up tiny details and incorporate them in you projects! That rose is so seductive and ohh the glitter! I love this card :)

    Thanks for joining us at Lulupu challenge #8 Love is in the air .

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  29. Just happened to see this today. Wow!!! Sunehra i love how professional your cards look. Hard to say that they are home made and not from a store. Great job! Love how real and beautiful that red rose looks.

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  30. This is such a beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

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  31. This is so very gorgeous. Really in love with your beautiful card.

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  32. Wowwww....Such a gorgeous card and donno how i missed it!!!! More romantic and seductive :) Congrats on being mentioned in Lulupu!

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