Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Glittery Purples



Hello friends!  I saw a couple of challenges today and I was immediately inspired to create this monochromatic purple card.  The challenge on the Cheery Lynn Designs blog is Pretty in Purple and the Cardabilities blog has this wonderful sketch so that was the starting point for my card.  I was in the mood for glitter, so I pulled out some gorgeous Lacy Lilac glitter from Classy Cards 'n Such and set about creating this card.  Wanna see a close-up of that lovely glitter?



I started with a white card base and I added a layer of a shimmery amethyst cardstock. I die cut the Mesh border (Cheery Lynn Designs) with white cardstock and cut a little "v" at the bottom with some scissors. I cut the Lady Kate edger (Cheery Lynn Designs) with white cardstock, painted it with shimmery Light Purple Creative Inspirations paint and adhered it to the sides of the Mesh border before affixing this to my purple background.

Next, I die cut a white oval, embossed it with a dotted embossing folder and set it aside. I cut another oval with a smaller oval die inside to create the frame. I covered this frame with glue and then poured the Lacy Lilac glitter on top. After shaking off the excess glitter and returning it back to the jar, I glued this frame to my white oval and then glued this down on top of the mesh border.

While I still had the glitter out, I found a large brad, covered it with glue, and then dipped it into the Lacy Lilac glitter. I set this aside to dry while I die cut my leaves and flowers.

The leaves were die cut from the Flourish Leaf Strip (Cheery Lynn Designs) and the flower petals were cut from the Sweet William dies(Cheery Lynn Designs). I sponged some purple ink onto the edges of the flower petals and then curled the petals with my fingers. I carefully arranged the flowers (2 of the smaller size, 3 of the larger size) and pushed the glittery brad through the centers and fastened the brad in the back. This flower was affixed to my card and then I adhered the leaves underneath.

I love how this card turned out! That glitter makes me happy!! Check out all the colors of glitter in the Classy Cards 'n Such store HERE. Which color would you use to make a card like this?  You can use this code, Holly-10, to save 10% off your when you go shopping at Classy Cards 'n Such so stock up on glitter, dies, paper, and stamps today.  :-)

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Cheery Lynn Designs #76 - Pretty in Purple
Creative Inspirations Paint - Inspired by Spring Colors (I used Light Purple CI Paint)
Creative Card Crew #34 - Handmade Flowers
Paula Holifield Crafts - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy #8 - Monochromatic
Love To Scrap #4 - Cut it Out (dies/punches)
Crafting for All Seasons #50 - No stamps allowed


24 comments:

Wanda said...

Holly, this card is beautiful! Love the purple & glitter and the layout is great. TFS!

CathyMc said...

Holly, I love all of your die cuts. They make you card so elegant! Thanks for joining us at Cardabilities.

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful card! Love the lilac glitter!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Creative Card Crew.

Hugs
Cathy DT
xxxxx

BEARKIS said...

Beautiful white...and this purple accent...love your card!!!:))

Lynn said...

I am not a purple girl but this card is stunning with the purple/white combo! Love that flower dipped in lilac. So pretty. Thanks for joining us at Cardabilities.

Cherished said...

I love purple. Beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at Loves to Scrap.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for playing at ALBC

Michelle McClure said...

Your flower is totally gorgeous, it looks like an expensive store bought embellishment. You are the queen of glitter, I'm too afraid of the mess to use it much. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Love to Scrap! challenge blog.

Lori said...

Your flower is beautiful. I love the light purple shading on the edges, it really gives it a wow factor. Thanks for joining us this weekt at Cheery Lynn's challenge and best of luck.

Leslie said...

Beautiful card! Simple elegance! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Cut It Out!" challenge!
Hugs,
Leslie, DT
http://leslieturner58.blogspot.com

Adriana B said...

wonderful card, my fav colour...thanks for playing along at Cardabilities :)

xxxtglxxx said...

This is a beautiful card! So striking in purple and white, and such a gorgeous centrepiece flower too! :)

Thank you so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful card, Holly. I love the sparkle and shine, and of course that flower die.

Lastochka said...

so gently colours!! so many details! great project! Thank's for join us at Cardabilities!

June Houck said...

Pretty purples, Holly! The leaves are amazing and I love the purple edges on the white bloom!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Gorgeous card, Holly! Love color duo and dies. Thank you for playing alone at Cardabilities!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! Love the layers and the touch of sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew!

Joan Ervin said...

Whoa, Holly...this is beautiful!!!! I love all the purple and the sparkle adds the WOW factor!!!!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the design with your gorgeous flower and wonderful colour.
Thank you for taking part in the first A Little Bit Crafty Challenge
Sue xx

Vera said...

Great purple card!
Love the flower :)
Thank you for joining cardabilities!

Vera

Carol said...

This is so pretty, love it. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

Marcie S. said...

So feminine and pretty! Love all the purple. :) Thanks for playing along with Cardabilities!

Cathy van de Bruinhorst said...

Beautiful work!! Thanks for playing with us at Loves To Scrap!!