I challenged both myself and Jeni to make a purple floral card. For my card I wanted to make something clean and simple but still with an unexpected element.
Firstly, I place the second largest cross stitched circle die onto the card base and die cut using the Big Shot. On the die cut circle I stamped a flower outline using Altenew Midnight Violet ink and put to one side. I then used some purple card and placed the largest and second largest cross stitched circle die and cut this out with the Big Shot to create a frame.
Finishing The Card
I also die cut some acetate using the largest cross stitched die and also die cut a frame from the largest postage stamp die using white card. To make up this card I placed some adhesive on the back of the die cut circle and placed this through the front of the card base (so that it lines up through the circle).
Next I put some adhesive on the acetate and placed this on the front of the card lining up the circle opening. I then placed some adhesive on the back of the purple circle die cut and placed this on top the acetate, lining up the circle opening.
I then adhered the postage frame over the top of the card base. The sentiment was stamped in the same colour ink and the flower and adhered near the bottom of the card.
Jeni’s Card – Thanks
I die cut a large cross stitched rectangle from brown card and used versamark to stamp the watercolour stripes. I poured on clear embossing powder and heat set.
Colouring The Background
I used the second larger cross stitched die to cut a piece of Bristol card. Scribbling purple Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers – 80 Violet at the right hand side, 82 Purple in the middle and 81 Light Violet at the left hand side. Next I used a water brush to move the colour and create an ombre effect look.
When it was dry I added another layer of colour and blended out with the water brush again. I foam mounted this to the brown panel.
I trimmed some white and brown card, larger than the “Thanks” die and adhered Stick It to the back of both the white and brown card I ran the “Thanks” die through the Big Shot twice on the white card and twice on the brown card.
Stick It a very reposition-able adhesive – its makes layering die cuts like this easier. I pressed all the layers down securely and adhered this to the purple ombre panel.
I die cut one leaf die from green card to add an element to the card.
What do you think? Does this card need anything else?