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.


  1. Another lovely card Ginny, very creative!!

  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.


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