I don’t know what it is with purple but I very very rarely make purple cards. I love the colour though! I have loads of purple clothes, purple eyeshadows, purple jewellry, but for the life of me I can’t get comfortable making purple cards, not unless it I use it as an accent or secondary colour mixed with blues or greens. Is it just me, or do you also have a colour that you just can’t craft with?
So I don’t know what possessed me to make a purple card today other than the fact that I really wanted to use this flower stamp but I didn’t want to go the traditional ‘pink/red’ with it and then next thing I knew I was adding a purple ribbon and brad.
This card started with the idea that I wanted to stamp and colour the flower then cover it with glitter. Actually, it’s too bad that our computers don’t have ‘smell-o-vision’ because the glitter actually smells of cherries . Sounds weird since it’s a flower image, but it seems to work well. You’re probably wondering how on earth I’ve managed to make glitter smell of cherries? Instead of using a glittered embossing powder, I’ve used a Cherry Scented clear embossing powder and mixed it with some Dazzling Diamonds glitter. This technique is easy, just follow these few steps:
1. Mix a little scented embossing powder with some glitter into a separate container (label it so you know what it is next time)
2. Stamp your flower image and colour it in
3. Press your Versamark inkpad all over the stamped cardstock
4. Pour the scented embossing powder/glitter mixture over the top. Pour the excess powder back into it’s container.
5. Heat your image with a heat gun until all your embossed glitter has melted onto the cardstock
More embossed glitter ideas: This technique is pretty versatile because you can also use it over patterned paper (just cut out a section that you like). You can do the same technique over chipboard – plain chipboard or inked up or chipboard that you’ve covered with patterned paper. Try it over shapes that you’ve punched out of plain cardstock – stars would look great for this, especially on birthday cards. Snowflakes punched/die-cut out white cardstock cardstock look fabulous glittered up too for Christmas cards.
Well there’s my one purple card for the year, LOL. I think I like it despite my ‘issue’ with purple cards.
And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:
By the way – the flower stamp is from the Reason to Smile stamp set which is available only in June 2012 – you can actually get this stamp set for free with any order $125 or over so email me asap if you’d like this stamp set.
Reason To Smile (only available until 31st June 2012)
Teeny Tiny Sentiments (‘for you’ sentiment)
Cardstock & Paper:
Concord Crush cardstock
Wisteria Wonder cardstock
Designer Series Paper Stack – InColors (Wisteria Wonder)
Whisper White cardstock (to stamp on)
Shimmer cardstock (the one I’ve embossed with dots)
Concord Crush Inkpad
Marina Mist inkpad (used to colour in the flower)
Wild Wasabi marker (just the fine tip to colour in the flower stem)
Big Shot Die Cutter
Edgelits (die to cut curved edges)
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Word Window Punch
Modern Label Punch
Basic Pearls (self adhesive pearls)
Ruffled Ribbon (Wisteria Wonder)
Designer Printed Brads (Wisteria Wonder)