A quick reminder: I'll be giving away a nice gift card to one lucky winner on January 31. (Now who wouldn't like to have a gift card for some crafty shopping!?) If you'd like to be part of the drawing, just pop over to this post and leave a comment. I'll gather all the names from the comments and have a drawing at the end of the month. Don't forget!
Purple? Really? I rarely use purple...don't have anything against it, just never use it....so this week's challenge at Less is More really threw me for a bit. I put my thinking cap on and came up with a few cards using mainly purple. Now...before you say anything, let me tell you...these really are purple, I just couldn't get the photos to reflect the actual color. For some reason they look all pinky-purple in the photos, but trust me, they are definitely purple!
This first card was made with some Bo Bunny scraps I had. I cut the purple DP a bit smaller than the card front, then cut it apart and used an EK Success punch to punch the edges. The sentiment is from PTI and is stamped in purple. I colored two clear bling with my Copic pen (purple) and added to the sentiment. The purple panels are also pop-dotted for extra dimension.
This second card is actually the first card I made. The blooms are a Flourishes stamp (Orchids). I colored the image with purple (now why does it look blue????) Prisma pencils and used OMS for blending. I stamped the image again and colored the same, then cut out individual petals and pop-dotted them over the original petals for a bit of added dimension. The flower panel is also pop dotted on the card base.
For this card I used a Spellbinder die for the butterfly and the doily behind it is a PTI stamp. The image was stamped in purple, and the butterfly was colored with various purple Copic pens (and they look pink in this photo! Gaah!). I added a little sparkle with some glitter to the butterfly.
This last card was made using a PTI text stamp (stamped in purple) and the Happy Birthday sentiment stamped repeatedly across under the text stamp. The Happy Birthday stamp is from Hero Arts (I think). The small butterflies were punched with a MS punch and the larger butterfly was cut with a Spellbinder die. I used liquid pearls (in lavender) for the body of the butterflies and added a touch of glitter to each one. Again, these really are purple butterflies...not pink!
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