More Depeche Mode-Related Cards

More Depeche Mode-Related Cards
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When I was in Las Vegas last month during my wild tour of 9 states in 16 days, I stopped at the Hard Rock Hotel to pick up some more Depeche Mode poker chips for my friends.  I bought $100 worth and sold them at face value or gave them to special friends as surprises.  I can’t just mail someone their chip in a boring envelope – you know me… I have to wrap it in a fun card!  So, I designed these cards after a t-shirt I’d made.

If you don’t listen to Depeche Mode, I’ll explain the symbolism.  On the “It’s No Good” CD single album cover, Depeche Mode used an upside down fleur-de-lis and it has become a Depeche Mode symbol.  DM has angels in a few of their videos and in the song “Precious,” the lyrics mention “angels with silver wings.”  So, the t-shirt and cards were designed from these images.

I found a fleur-de-lis and a set of angel wings at the craft store and cut the wings apart to position them where I wanted.

My Handmade Depeche Mode-Inspired Fleur de Lis Tee

My Handmade Depeche Mode-Inspired Fleur de Lis Tee

Then I found this pretty jeweled fleur-de-lis iron on for the front of my shirt!

My Custom DM Fleur de Lis Tee - front

My Custom DM Fleur de Lis Tee - front

I made 30 cards and sent them all over the world – Spain, England, Finland, the East Coast, Colorado, California…

Some of the 30 Depeche Mode Cards I Made

Some of the 30 Depeche Mode Cards I Made

I used VersaMark ink and a stamp to make the background and then used prismatic Pearl Ex powders to make them shimmer.  Using my Cricut cartridges, I cut out the paper shapes and popped the fleur-de-lis with double stick foamy tape.

Deep Plumb Depeche Mode-Inspired Card

Deep Plumb Depeche Mode-Inspired Card

This was my absolute favorite card but I only made one because the wings took too long to deal with, due to all the detail.

My Favorite Depeche Mode-Inspired Card

My Favorite Depeche Mode-Inspired Card

If you liked this blog post, you may want to check out these music related posts, as well:

Cards Inspired By Depeche Mode

Cards for Music-Lovers

A Very Happy Birthday Card

Let Me Take You on a Trip – A Tour of my DM Inspired Craft Room

Thanks for reading my post!  🙂

About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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