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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Purple Easter Card

The card I made today was based off of Sundays CPS sketch. Here is the link to the sketch: They have lovely sketches that are posted each Sunday.

Getting back to my card:
 It's purple! Now I do love the color purple but the color rarely makes it on my cards or scrapbook pages so I am happy I was able to use it today.
 I followed the sketch pretty closely and was going to stick to a monochromatic color scheme but I changed my mind when I got to the border. I thought the border of just cardstock and the heart border punch looked a bit plain so I happened to grab some green ribbon and wow it looked so much better that I decided to add green as an accent color and added a dark green butterfly with some gold pearls.
For the focal point I stamped the image with black ink and used a nestability die to die cut and emboss the white cardstock.
I used the dusty concord distress ink to ink the edges of the oval die cut and some of the other edges. When I went to put the focal image on the card it looked too plain and small so I added the green scalloped oval behind it and then the card looked finished.
Anyway it looks done to me. I even tried to think of something else to add but for the life of me I couldn't come up with anything. My style is pretty much simple and clean so I was afraid of over doing it.
What do you think? Should I have added something more?


  1. I love the feeling of peace your card evokes with it's soft color palette.

  2. hola!
    muy linda participación en CPS
    yo tb estoy participando, por si me quieres pasar a ver!!
    un abrazo

  3. This is beautiful...and I love the sentiment. I rarely use purple either but enjoy it. cherry

  4. Beautiful card. I like it just the way it is.

  5. Lovely...please link up with me at 52 Card Pickup!

  6. what a beautiful easter card! its gorgeous! thanks for joining us at CPS this week! :)

  7. Linky Tools had a hard drive crash this weekend, but now the linky is working at 52 Card Pickup! Sorry for the inconvenience!!


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