Friday, March 9, 2012

Happy Birthday in Violet--

Purples and violets are some of my favorite colors.  I believe that one look at these cards, and most will agree too.  I love the way the colors compliment each other.

I used paint sample cards for my embellishment squares.  I don't remember where I first saw these used, but have been wanting to incorporate them in a card for awhile.  The best part is that they are already laid out in complementary colors for you.  I used the squares on a card and the negatives on a second card.

I chose complimentary colors from my left over paper stash to mount the squares on.  The dark purple is a plain paper, while the lighter purple has white polka dots on it.  I chose the white vellum with purple polka dots to print a sentiment on.

I printed the sentiment and flowers, using Microsoft Word, onto the vellum paper.  I attached it to the first card using eyelets, and to the second card using my Xyron Creative Station.  I love to use my Xyron for many things, but did not like the way the sentiment turned out this time.  So I just took a cropped picture of the  second card so you could see how I used the negatives from the squares on the second card.

Both cards were finished with a purple satin bow.  I like to use Loctite Crafter's Indoor-safe adhesive for this.  It is a gel that dries clear, and the ribbon is firmly attached.  I found mine at Hobby Lobby, but was not able to find it on the Loctite site for you. 



I finished the inside of the cards with a light purple paper and Wishing You Love vellum stickers from Annette Allen Watkins PrintWorks.  However, these are dated 2001 so are probably not available.  Sorry, I just loved these stickers so much I have been hanging onto them and plan on using every last sticker on the 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper they came on.  The bad news for me is there are just a few left. 


This card will be entered into the following challenges:

Card Positions Systems sketch #255 
Lollipop Crafts Challenge #70 Clean and Simple
The Pink Elephant TPE138 Let's See Those Layers
The Poodles Parlour Birthday Challenge
Clearly i Stamp Clearly Inspired Challenge #47 (CIC47) Anything Goes


Thank you for stoping by.  I hope you enjoyed my project and perhaps learned something new.
Have a Wonderful Day!

5 comments:

  1. Love those purples...hope you'll join me this week at 52 Card Pickup!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/03/52-card-pickup-week-10.html

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  2. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour Challenges this week with your stunning card, what a great image you have used

    Sylvia x

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  3. thank you for joining us at CPS this week!!! :)

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  4. Lovely Birthday card!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!!
    ~Sheri

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  5. Pretty card!
    Thanks for joining our LC CAS challenge last week!
    ;)

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