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!


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

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

    Sylvia x

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

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

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