Thursday, January 20, 2011

Well, I'm Back And It's The Color Purple

First let me say all of the images I am using today will be released at CHA on January 29 Also, when they are available in the on-line store it will be announced on the IO blog.

It's the Impression Obsession Color Purple Challenge!  I stamped the background using Cover-A-CardTM  Heart Swirls  and Memento Grape Jelly ink.  I stamped Leigh Hannan's Cabbage Roses with Gold Galaxy ink and then heat embossed it so it could rise (See my tutorial for emboss without embossing powder in my left side bar).  The Roses were painted with Twinkling H20's Wild Plum and English Lavender. 

I did paper piecing by stamping the image again on white cardstock and went over it with the Heart Swirls.  Then I cut out the pieces and mounted them on the cup and saucer.  I shaded the background with Twinks Olive Green.

I placed one of the Spellbinders Curved Rectangles over the image and marked of what part of the roses I wanted to overlap as shown.  Then I trimmed the roses with scissors across the top, not going past the marked points.  I placed the die over the image making sure the roses were above the die, so they wouldn't be cut when I put it through.  I tuned the image over with the die in place and put it back through to emboss it. I took a piece of the purple cardstock and put it through to cut and then emboss with the same die.  I trimmed around the white die cut at the emboss edge and then mounted it on the purple die cut as shown.  The corner adornments are flattened gold bead caps with 2mm pearls mounted with Glossy accents.

The words are one of Alesa Baker's new stamps A Loving Note.  They were stamped using the Memento Grape Jelly and then mounted using one of the technique with one of the smaller dies from the same set.

The ribbon is May Arts and the pearl heart stick pin is from a Making Memories stash.  The flower finding is a left over from items I bought at a convention.

I mounted the main image using pop dots, followed by the ribbon underneath.  Then I did the Bow-Easy with the bow and mounted it, added the finding with the pearl heart stick pin, followed by the words.........and done with the card front.

I took the left over ends from the Heart Swirls background and lined the inside of the card and left lower hand corner of the envelope.  That's just one of the things I love about the Cover-A-CardTM  background stamps.  Another is that, while using the Mega Mount with them, I have never had a bad impression.  This time I wanted a little aged look, so I took my Niji waterbrush and went over them here and there, blotting after with a Kleenex.


Image: Impression Obsession - Cover-A-CardTM Heart Swirlsnd, Cabbage Roses, and A Loving Note.

Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth cardstock, Purple Cardstock

Inks: Memento Grape Jelly, Brilliance Galaxy Gold, Twinkling H2O's Olive Green, Wild Plum, and English Lavender

Accessories: Niji Waterbrush, Glossy Accents, Spellbinders Mega Curved Rectanglels, 2MM from Hong Kong and 1 5mm pearl sticker, 4 Gold Bead Caps flattened, 1gold random flower finding, May Arts Ribbon, Bow-Easy, Making Memories pearl heart stick pin.

Next you can have some more fun by checking out the IO Blog to see what other stampers are doing to join the challenge and why.  Anyone who emails me a card using at least one IO stamp will have it posted on the IO blog and will also have a chance to win $25 worth of free stamps.   
Don't forget, if you have any questions, you can email me by going to near the top of the left-hand side bar.  I hope you enjoy the cards you find and I hope your week is turning out great.  Thanks for stopping by to look and share everybody!!





Katie said...

What a beautiful card. I love the purple and green together. The paper piecing and your coloring of the roses really make your teacup stand out! I really like this stamp! I don't have any Twinkling H20's yet but they really look pretty. Thank you for sharing your work!


Katarina said...

Such a beautiful card Shirley, that image is one of my new favorites!

Deborah March said...

GORGEOUS Ms Shirley!!

Miranda said...

Great card and fabulous colours Shirley! Creative greetz from Holland, Miranda

Anonymous said...

And you sure came back with a good one hun!! LOVE the purple colors and everything looks elegant!!HUGS

Daniela Dobson said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! Love this!!!! Stunning.

Cindy Haffner said...


Karen McAlpine said...

I am just loving the new releases!! I am so amazed at the magic you create with that gold pigment ink!! Super beautiful card. Love ya, Karen

Lyn S said...

Gorgeous purple card Shirley!!

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Shirley. I really want your Heart Swirls stamp.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! I love the purple flowers and the sweet tea cup. Gorgeous design.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so beautiful

Lisa Minckler said...

GASP...this is gorgeous. I'm a nut for purple. :D
Lisa xx

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