Thursday 30 January 2014

Peaceful Petals in Purple

One of my new year's resolutions was to make sure I got plenty of floral stamps from the new catalogues this year! Last year I realised that nothing gets me going more than a flower stamp. Unless it's a bird image, or maybe a tree, or... anyway I digress! Peaceful Petals was one of my first choices from Stampin' Up's new seasonal catalogue and I've used it today to make a quick card for my Three Minute Thursday slot. Come and see:

The flower was stamped in Elegant Eggplant ink and coloured with markers and an aquapainter. I added a piece of matching card stock to the bottom of the panel and curved the corners with the corner rounder on my envelope board.

I stapled on a tag is from That's the Ticket - a set I'm obsessed with at the moment. I'm horrified at how patchy it looks though - I'm so used to the brilliant ink coverage from the new-style foam-filled ink pads but Elegant Eggplant is one of the few ink pads I haven't yet replaced. Looking at this, I'll be doing so as soon as possible!

EDITED TO ADD: I was SO not happy with this card and couldn't stop thinking about it! It felt unfinished to me and in the end I added a row of pearls:

Slightly better? By the way, in case you're worrying that I stuck each individual pearl on separately, the Stampin' Up pearls have some rows of pearls that are stuck together for this very purpose so it was very quick to add them!

I'll be linking this card up with CASology, where the cue word is Purple, and CASE this sketch where this is the fabulous sketch this week:

Here's what you'll need to make this project
Stamps: Peaceful Petals, That's the Ticket
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder plus Pear Pizzazz marker
Card stock: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant
Other: Ticket punch, aquapainter, envelope board (for the corner rounder)

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Isn't it strange about our reactions to colour?! I didn't used to like the colour purple, although I've got over that now, and why are little girls obsessed with pink? My daughter was recently playing hide and seek with her boyfriend's two year old sister and when she asked: "What number shall we count up to?" the answer came firmly: "PINK!"

See you tomorrow,


  1. Lovely flower you have chosen!!! Perfect for both challenges, I think that is in the new sale-a-bration! I have a SU order in, can't wait to get it !!! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week Vicky!!!

  2. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous flower .... Colour is stunning....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  3. Love your card Vicky. In fact I thought the first version was really elegant and lovely but the final version with the pearls is even prettier. The pearls are the perfect finishing touch.

    I love purple, lilac, lavender and all similar shades. Funnily enough I don't often make cards using these shades!

    Kat xx

  4. Love the purple, LOVE the card, with and without the pearls, just so elegant.

  5. I love both of your cards Vicky, but have to say that the one finished with pearls is my favourite. So elegant! Jackie xx

  6. Oh, what a beautiful card! Lovely take on the sketch!

  7. Fabulous colour Vicky and I love that flower!
    Val x

  8. I love the gradient effect from the different shades of purple and I like both the pearl and non-pearl versions! Thanks for playing along with CASology and CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

  9. Great take on the sketch--love the purples!

  10. Love the pretty purple flower!


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