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Dark Fleur-de-Lis Card

Dark Fleur-de-Lis Card
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Today’s card is a special fleur-de-lis card I made about three years ago, but forgot to blog it. This was made with my Cricut Expression machine by cutting two of the same swoopy square shape; scoring the top of the back/inside of the card; and attaching them with adhesive. I used a few sheets of cardstock from the “Lemon Flower Stack” by DCWV and used Crackle Accents to achieve the glossy, crackled effect on the fleur-de-lis.

Fleur-de-Lys card

 

As you can see, there are a few layers to the card, including the fleur-de-lis that pops off the page with double-sided foam adhesive. I wrapped it with some thin silver wire because I’d seen that look before on other cards, and wanted to try it.

fleur de lis card close-upHere is another shot of the card I made for Stacy. I think this one, below, really shows the embossed paper, sparkles, and the crackle effect.

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Depeche Mode Cards and Magnets

Depeche Mode Cards and Magnets
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Today is my last post about Depeche Mode-related things I have made.  So, until I make some more goodies for fellow DM fans, this post rounds out the collection of DM things I have made in the last few months.

I love meeting new people and connecting with friends, so when I flew to California in August for business, I arranged a “tweet-up” (a get-together of friends who met through Twitter) to meet some of my DM fan friends.  In order to make it a little more special, I made little mementos for everyone in attendance.  When I was at Craft Warehouse in Oregon last April, I bought several black bottle caps for crafting.  I also bought some E-6000 craft adhesive and some really strong magnets so I could make 24 of these:

DM Magnets

DM Magnets

I drew the latest Depeche Mode “DM” logo (it seems to change with every album) on each magnet with a silver marker.  I stowed these in my checked bag and was worried TSA might think they were suspicious, so I wrapped them up with a picture of the DM logo and a letter explaining what they were going to be used for.  I also included my contact information.  Inside my suitcase was a letter from TSA saying they had looked inside, and fortunately they let me keep my water bottle and my magnets!

When I returned home, I made cards for the friends I hadn’t sent cards to before.  I saw a #DMFF hashtag on Twitter and figured it must mean “Depeche Mode Friends Forever,” so I thought it would be fun to make cards with this.  I started with shimmery orange-pink cardstock which reminded me of the actual CD in the “For the Masses” DM tribute album from 1998.  Then I used some black paint that reminded me of the old puffy paint we used in the 1980’s to make our own (ugly) t-shirts.

DMFF Cards

DMFF Cards

DMFF Card

DMFF Card

Inside the card, I strung together lyrics, album titles and song titles.  I enjoy mixing lyrics and songs into my notes like that.

Inside DMFF Card

Inside DMFF Card

Back of DMFF Card

Back of DMFF Card

Recoil is Alan Wilder‘s project.  Alan was a key member of Depeche Mode from 1982-1995.  He started Recoil while he was still with DM but as far as I know, he never toured as Recoil until 2010.  I saw him in Seattle October 18th and then in LA, San Diego and Santa Ana the following weekend.  To commemorate the special weekend of three shows in a row, I made 78 magnets to hand out at tweet-ups and concerts.  I met so many people that weekend and came home with only three magnets left-over!  I used my Xyron machine with the magnet-lamination cartridge and then hand-cut each magnet.

Recoil "Selected Events 2010" Magnets

Recoil 'Selected' Events 2010 Magnets

Earlier this year I sent a DM friend a thank you card and I don’t think I’ve blogged about it yet, so I’ll add it to this cornucopia of mish-mash Depeche Mode stuff I’m sharing today:

Fleur-de-lis thank you card

Fleur-de-lis thank you card

Finally, here’s a card I made for a man’s birthday a few years ago.  I think it could serve as a DM-esque card, but the recipient was turning 70, so he probably doesn’t relate the fleur-de-lis symbol to Depeche Mode.

Fleur-de-lis card

Fleur-de-lis card

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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

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