Monday, 28 October 2013

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 103

This time, our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers has been set by Fiona, who wants monochrome purple creations. She will allow skin or hair colours to be more natural, but other than that, it's purple all the way!

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See the challenge blog for more details.

Well, a friend asked me to make an anniversary card for her parents, and since her mother's favourite colour is apparently purple, it seemed like a good match.

I've gone rather overboard with my Big Shot Pro to make this card! First, I cut a six inch square card using a Britannia Lattice Edge die. I've been disappointed with this die because it takes a lot of shimming and several passes to cut well, and the detailing on the die over-embosses and seems to take some silver colour from the die by the time you've succeeded. You also get a strong embossed mark from the edge of the die that I haven't been able to get rid of. But that's what embellishment is for!

I embossed a piece of pearlescent white card using an embossing folder, and cut it to match the general shape of the card front. I made the sentiment in Photoshop Elements, and cut and matted the result using Spellbinders dies. For the flowers, I used Susan's Garden dies, Promarkers, Pastels, Distress Ink and Stickles.

I decorated the inside of the card so that you could see the purple showing through the lattice.
But, when I tried to stand the card up, I realised that the lattice makes the bottom of the front of the card too floppy, so I had to reinforce it, and used some more of the purple for that.

I hope you can join us this time.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Hands where anything goes,
Sister Act where anything goes,
Craftin' Boutique where anything goes,
Rhedd and Rosie where anything goes,
Challenges 4 Everybody where anything goes,
Lacy Sunshine where anything goes,
My Creative Moments where anything goes.


Mandy Chilvers said...

beautifully made card. thanks for joining in with the Crafty Hands challenge blog

Trisha Stanley said...

Beautiful! I love the embossing and the lattice edge! Thanks so much for sharing at Sister Act this week! Hope to see you back again, soon!


Sandie said...

Such a pretty all the flowers and the colour palette.

Thank you for playing in our first challenge over at CraftyHands...x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, love all the layers and details.

Sandie said...

A delightful card,love the die cut ad embellishing..

Thank you for joining us over at Rgedd & Rosie's Challenge Blog.

Anonymous said...

Lovely decorating.

Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog.

Moira DT xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card,

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Hands Challenge Blog.

Moira DT. xx

Kerry Hocking said...

Such a pretty card, thank you for sharing over at Lacy Sunshine, Hugs Kerry DT xx

Daria RzepczyƄska said...

very nice card!

Paper Panda said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine.
Mandy x (LS DT)

Nikki Payne said...

Just beautiful x Thanks for joining us at The Lacy Sunshine Challenge :)
Good Luck,
hugs Nikki x


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