Saturday, June 1, 2013

More Purple, Green and White


This week I am entering a second card in the Joan's Gardens weekly challenge.  Just like the first card, here are the guidelines:

  • Use a leaf design for the background (die cut, embossed or stamped)
  • Add purple flowers
  • Use White, Green and Purple Colors
  • Use A Sentiment
  • You must use a product sold at Joan's Gardens
  • Mention that you are doing the card/project for Joan's Gardens Challenge

I started out with a leaf embossing folder and embossed a white piece of paper, then backed it with green and purple papers from my stash. Next, is a sentiment that I had in my stash printed from my color computer; I backed it with purple cardstock, and a die cut frame done in white. Behind that is a piece of green cardstock.  I mounted the sentiment with dimensional stickies. Next, I cut from a Nellie Snellen die some green flourishes and punched out some small purple blossoms and glued them to the die cuts. It is finished off with a purple and white gingham bow.

Here is a picture of the card:





Well, looking at this it seems a bit boring.  It needs some bling. So I took some glitter glue and put a dot in the middle of each flower to add a little interest.  It is subtle, but the added sparkle seems to help. Then I added a Pippi butterfly made of white vellum dabbed with purple ink, and put a rhinestone in the center of it.  Here is the "blinged-up" card, enlarged a bit so you can see the bling more clearly:




And here is a closeup of the butterfly.  This is my favorite butterfly die because it is just the right size for cards and it is so delicate and lacy:






These are the tools I used for making the card:

  • Spellbinders: Flora Embossing Folder, EL-009; Fleur De Lis Rectangles, S4-317
  • Nellie Snellen:  SD-002 Leaf and Tiny Flower Flourish
  • Memory Box:  Pippi Butterfly
  • PaperStudio:  Daisy Lever Punch
  • Purple and White Gingham Ribbon
  • Iridescent glitter glue

Items in green may be purchased at Joan's Gardens.

As always, thank you for stopping by my blog.  I always count it a great honor when friends come to visit. May God's highest and best blessings come to you both today and every day.

Big blessings,

Ginny B.

2 comments:

  1. Another lovely card Ginny, very creative!!
    hugs
    Donna

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  2. Ginny, isn't it amazing what a few extra things on a card will do. The bling and butterfly addition made for a beautiful card. Great job.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly Challenge.
    Joan
    www.atjoansgardens.com

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