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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Card Concept # 9

This card is for the Card Concept Challenge :
We are to use Purple!!
The first thing I did was pull out all the "purples" I have and smeared them on a paper with a dauber.
some of them I was not liking the color.  I ended up using
PTI Winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet, memento grape jelly, distress ink: Dusty Concord.
I used three of those colors for the base of the card, using a swiping motion with my dauber.
Then I went back and laid a TCW Stencil: chicken wire and daubed it with the royal velvet, using the same dauber I sponged on some butterflies from a Heidi Swapp butterfly collection stencil.
I die cut a PTI mat stack # 1 in winter wisteria and heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.  The sentiment is from SSS:  Blessed.
Thanks for taking a look!
We are having a glorious day...suppose to be 86 degrees today!!
I have already been out and planted my sugar snap peas!
I really need to wash some screens and some windows...
Heart Hugs,


  1. Oh, my! Gorgeous background all in purple! Love the chicken wire stencil and butterflies, too! Such a pretty card with perfect it!

  2. Beautifully shaded - I love the drama of this card! So glad you joined us at the Card Concept!

  3. Love the way this turned out! Sounds like fun to make:)

  4. Great use of that stencil! I love it and still need to give this technique a try. And all that gorgeous purple too, just stunning!

  5. I love how you did the stencil. So pretty and I love the sentiment.


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