More Depeche Mode-Related Cards

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!  🙂

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Brett Widmann
    Oct 26, 2010 @ 21:29:40

    Splendid! Time to check out the other designs, and I am now officially subscribed to this blog. 🙂

    Reply

  2. Deborah
    Nov 03, 2010 @ 21:07:13

    Gorgeous cards again!

    Reply

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