I've been scrapbooking since the 90's. After meeting my husband, my paper arts took a turn into another realm. If found myself inspired by him. But also inspired my vampires, Gothic literature, Poe, fairies and Marie Antoinette.
|Holiday Marie Antoinette Cards|
I work with all sorts of papers. I do love some of the more widely available papers that I can find at the craft store but I also look for unique Italian papers and handmade paper.
I love embellishments like flowers, lace, ribbon. Because I love each card to be unique, I try to not make any that are identical-although some might be similar in nature.
|Gothic/ Halloween Cards|
I love Gothic elements and elegant themes. I feel that my cards are from another time, a time when women wore elegant gowns and men were chivalrous.
I am inspired by Marie Antoinette and her Rococo lifestyle which I use to design cards that I feel reflect her spirit.
My more Gothic cards are very inspired by Poe and Vampires. I think my darker cards have a romantic element to them. I want to create an aesthetic beauty that captures the feel of the Victorian era.
Not to mention that I also adore Halloween, and I make alot of Halloween themed cards-although you can give them for any occasion.
My first cards on etsy were out in 2009-The Witches Cottage collection. Cottage chic feeling but with an underlying Witch theme.
|Romantic Gothic Cards|
What types of music do you listen to while you are in designer mode?
Nox Arcana, Trobar de Morte, Midnight Syndicate are all wonderful bands and I love to play them when I'm creating.
|Dark Valentine/Gothic Cards|
In my spare time, I find myself reading or planning a meal. I love to cook and consider myself an amateur chef!
|Gothic and Victorian Cards|
What handmade possession do you treasure the most?
It's hard to say because I have so many! I do have a scarf that I got as a gift, it's 9 feet long and wraps around me like 5 times...my neck is never cold in the winter!
|All Occasion Dark Cards|
Where can we find your cards and paper arts?
Thank you so much for the interview, Alura!
Until Next Time......Love, Cat
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|Victorian Holiday Cards|