Monday, March 1, 2010

Purple Potpourri

It meant missing the start of the final Canada/US hockey game (thank goodness for radio) but yesterday I took a great card class at Clipper Street. The theme was "purple" and each card was quite different in its design. I intentionally (and unintentionally) changed each card a bit so any deficiencies are probably my doing and not Jo's (she was the instructor and designer). I am entering some of these cards into challenges where they meet the requirements - it will be noted right after the description.

Card #1 has a shadow box opening in the front with a rub-on greeting inset. The bugs are coloured with Copics and then pop-dotted for added dimension. I really like the vine ribbon along the side - I have a strip in my ribbon stash and have wondered what to do with it so I'm really glad to have an idea now. I also added a couple of jewels to the dragonfly's antennae so that there was some sparkle on the card.

Card #2 has lots of glitter. The "U" is chipboard painted over with a white glitter paint. I also added Stickles to the "2" and the flower. I quite like the way the opposing corners of the card are rounded. My one complaint about this project is that the Kaiser Craft rub-ons we were given were faulty and bits of the letters were actually missing (so the missing loop on the "e" isn't due to bad adhering on my part - it actually was missing from the rub-on). I will have to touch this up with a fine pen before using the card.
  • Crazy 4 Challenges - use 3 different textures (at least 4 or 5 textures,depending on how you rate embellishments - smooth PP, rough PP, glittered chipboard, glittered flower, smooth button)
Card #3 is my favorite because of its simple lines and glittery detail. I coloured the stamped image with my Copics and then glittered over it with translucent blue highlight. I love how the glitter takes a somewhat non-descript image and makes it very appealing and fun.
  • C.R.A.F.T. challenge - ribbon and sparkle (you can't ask for more sparkle and aside from the ribbon bow on the top button, I also think the border punched purple swiss dot paper has the feel of lace or ribbon to it too)

Card #4 is a simple little side fold card. I like the offset scalloped circles though. Jo's design had an embossed sentiment in the centre but I decided to go with a few more circles topped with a flower instead. I thought I could add the sentiment on the far right side of the inside once I decide what to use the card for.


  1. Lovely selection of card, Thank you for joining in with our ribbon and sparkle challenge at C.R.A.F.T. this week.
    Hugs Suzi x

  2. fab cards,thankyou for joining us at c.r.a.f.t. this week

  3. Those look pretty cool. You know that I'm not a fan of purple but those look very nice. I love the copic colours you used.

  4. Wow great cards Shelley! Thanks for joining us this week at TPE!

  5. Lovely cards, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  6. Gorgeous collection - couldn't pick a fave they are all so yummy.
    Ann xxx
    The Pink Elephant Challenge

  7. Gorgeous cards, they're all really pretty, thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T and good luck.

    Rose x