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
Cardabilities #73 - sketch
Creative Inspirations Paint - Inspired by Spring Colors (I used Light Purple CI Paint)Creative Card Crew #34 - Handmade Flowers
Paula Holifield Crafts - Anything GoesNatalie and Amy #8 - Monochromatic