my Crafty Corner

Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Friday, 7 September 2012

Purple and Pink

This is a card that I made for my friend's birthday nearly two weeks ago. I only just got it made in time and thought I had posted it without taking a photo, but when I went to transfer some ATC photos onto the computer I found this, so I must have been having a senior moment and taken the picture without remembering.
I started to make this card knowing it had to be a pinky/purple colour scheme because they are my friends favourite colours. I decided to use this B Line Design stamp and inked it up with Onyx black Versafine ink onto a piece of ivory card. I then coloured it with colour soft pencils and very carefully cut it out . I used a Die Namics  die to cut the decorative oval frame from pale lilac pearlised card and stuck the image onto it. I chose a piece of purple patterned paper from my stash and cut a scalloped edge along the bottom with a memory box die. I did the same with a strip of the lilac card and layered them together.Next I took a folded A5 card and using a stamp from the Chocolate Baroque Texture Fragments set I created a background by stamping  randomly, firstly with dusty concord  and then picked raspberry distress Inks stamping off some of the ink onto scrap paper each time.Then I fixed the patterned panel to the card and added the oval mounted on some thin foam pads. I added a matching ribbon with a bow and then made the flower with circles of chiffon in two shades curled with a heat tool and fastened together with a brad.I didn't have a brad the right colour so I coated one with WOW Ruby Romance embossing powder. I added the flower to the card together with some silver leaves from my stash and some pearls also coloured to match. ( I used permanent markers for that ) I decided that the flower was really a bit bright so to balance it a bit I used two Memory Box dies to make the butterfly cutting the open one from card to match the oval frame and the solid one from bright patterned paper.
I am just about in time to enter this in Fashionable Stamping Challenges;Anything Floral/Handmade Flowers
and also Make It Monday; Always Anything Goes.

 Thank you for dropping by to look at my work, hope that you will like what you see and leave a comment. I appreciate them all. Jean


  1. What an elegant card!!!

    Thanks for joining at FSC!
    xxx Ellie xxx

  2. Lovely card Jean. I like that backing paper and the flower. I'll get back to you on that one. I have the chiffon scarf ready to use but don't really know what to do with it! Kate x

  3. Hiya Jean, this is so beautiful, I love everything about it. I'm really impressed with your handmade flower, I've never tried this technique, and all the details such as the double layer edging, the butterfly and the stamping are gorgeous. Your friend will be so thrilled to receive this, and in her favourite colours.

    I'm starting to see the beginnings of a smile from my grandson now :-)

    Take care

    Maria x

  4. Hi Jean, what a beautiful card! Your friend must have been delighted with it. Such a pretty design, and all the elements work so well together. Love the butterfly, and flower, and bow, well all of it really!

    Sorry I haven't had time to visit much lately, life is getting in the way at the moment, but will keep popping in when I can!

    Have a lovely weekend,

    Lynne x

  5. The balancing of your chiffon flower with that terrific butterfly is a lovely illustration of design technique. The colours are quite stunning & I love the way they're softened by the colouring of your image. The ribbon is delightful.
    Paula (PEP)

  6. Gorgeous card and the beautiful bloom has that Wow factor.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at FSC this time.
    Yvonne x

  7. Gorgeous - yes! Btw, I saw you on MIM. My entries are #109, 112, 166 & 168 if you'd like to check 'em out.

    Also, I invite you to share in my Anything Goes challenge here:

    Lots of joy,

  8. Hi Jean, This is a gorgeous card, and I do like that image. Love the chiffon flower you have made.
    Thanks for joining us at FSC
    Avril x

  9. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #13, #53, # 117, #118, #119, #201, # 258 and # 279.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  10. My goodness...that is beautiful!! I couldn't stop staring at the wonderful textures, colors and layout. The flower and butterfly are sensational. I love the pop of color and the way you've framed the image is sensational. The gorgeous purple ribbon, well,'s ALL so pretty!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Happy Crafting...
    Lisa xx

  11. Love your colour combination,purple and pink. The flower and butterfly are really beautiful. saw you on MIM,good luck.