Wednesday, July 29

Purple Series - 1

My mother is my biggest fan. I can always count on her to 'oooh and ahhh' over my cards. She especially loves anything with the color purple incorporated. (I literally cheered in mom's honor when Stampin' Up! announced the In Colors included Rich Razzleberry!) Her birthday is right around the corner, and I wanted to make her a set of purple cards she can use for a variety of occasions. With that thought in mind, I'm kicking off a Purple Series here on Sassy Stampin'.
  • I started with a standard A2 Rich Razzleberry card base matted with a piece of Old Olive. I opted for Patterns Designer Series Paper today in three colors: Old Olive, Crushed Curry, and Rich Razzleberry.
  • The Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry layers are each 'sassed up' with the Scallop Edge Punch. A strip of Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Grosgrain hides the 'seam' between the white based pattern and the Old Olive. TIP: The NEW In Color ribbon is reversible - solid on one side, polka-dots on the other. Can you say versatile?
  • I inked the dove from Special Blessings in Rich Razzleberry and stamped onto Whisper White. TIP: I love how the floral print on the dove coordinates with the floral patterned paper. Details, details. Using Stampin' Dimensionals, I popped the dove onto a piece of Crushed Curry with a small, subtle pattern. (1.75" x 2.5")
  • The sentiment, 'May God bless you...' is stamped in Rich Razzleberry and mounted onto a thin strip of Crushed Curry. A sassy 'v' on one end builds interest.
  • To add a little more Crushed Curry, I opted for a Scallop Edge border where my card opens. Can you tell I was in a bit of a scallop frenzy? I like how they unify the project.
  • Today's sassy somethings are the beautiful paper flowers (Spare Parts) I picked up at my local craft store. They are paired with buttons from the Playground Button collection. I sewed the buttons on using Linen Thread and adhered the flowers to my card base with Pop-Up Glue Dots. TIP: The More Mustard button included with the Playground Buttons is a perfect match for Crushed Curry.
Thursday, July 30th -- 5:00 am CST
Tomorrow we'll take a quick break from the Purple Series for the debut of the NEW Challenge Blog. Myself and a very special design team have put together a fabulous site dedicated to craft challenges.

You'll LOVE it, and I just know you'll want to play along! Stop in for your morning dose of Sassy Stampin' - I'll provide the challenge link.

Stamps: Special Blessings (113411)
Paper: Rich Razzleberry Card stock (115316) and Patters Designer Series (115685), Old Olive Card stock (100702) and Patterns Designer Series (112160), Crushed Curry Card stock (115319) and Patterns Designer Series (115686)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry (115658)
Tools: Scallop Edge Punch (112091)
Must-Haves: Pop-Up Glue Dots (104183)
Sassy Somethings: Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Grosgrain - reversible (115613), Playground Buttons (116313), Linen Thread (104199), Spare Parts Paper Flowers


Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh! This is absolutely stunning! What else can I say?

Mary Fish said...

Ooohhh, Ahhhh . . . gorgeous :) Love the Dove!
Hugs, Mary

Anonymous said...

I, too am a purple person, well not literally, and I am looking forward to seeing the purple series. Thanks Linda

Patti said...

Love the Layers!

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous Denise and the colors are beautiful on this! What a great card. See you on PPA tomorrow!

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Gorgeous! Gotta love the purple. The color of wisdom and age and so many other wonderful traits according to my Navajo SIL. Between that and the book of poetry - When I am old I will wear purple - I'm kinda amazed I have any other colors in my wardrobe. Sounds like your Mom is on the right path :D

Thanks for sharing this delicious example of purple at its finest. - Jean

Kim said...

Gorgeous Denise - your mom will love it - I'm sure you'll hear some more ooooohs and ahhhhhs :)
See ya tomorrow at PPA

Melissa said...

I have to ooh and aah as well! I am a big fan of purples and greens! Well done!

Gina Shaw said...

What a wonderful idea, Denise! Such a thoughtful and loving gift for your mom...and exquisitely beautiful as well.

Carla Bazhenow said...

I'm ooh'n and aah'n right along with your mom. Such a gorgeous card. The colors are fabulous.