Sunday, August 1, 2010

Purple Passion

Hello everyone,

This is a birthday card I've created for a friend. I don't very often do monochromatic cards but I decided to give one a try. The background is a piece of felt I found ages ago on clearance at Hobby Lobby. It was already embossed. I sewed it onto a card made of Orchid Opulence (SU). The sentiment, including the silver bookplate is also by Stampin Up. The large lavender band I cut from a catalog cover and punched with a Martha Stewart lace edge punch. The clear buttons are from Close to My Heart. The ribbon is a Target find.

The paper flower I made by punching scallop circles from catalog pages in various shades of purple. The pearl brad is a Paper Studio, I think.
I will be entering this card in the 1-2-3 Challenge over at the Shabby Tea Room. You have to use 1 ribbon, 2 buttons and 3 punches. I have on this card the mauve ribbon, the 2 clear buttons, and I used a lace punch, a scallop punch and the punch for the sentiment.

Thanks for the visit and happy stampin. Comments appreciated.


  1. T. Haggerty-MunozAugust 1, 2010 at 9:46 PM

    Lela, This is beautiful! I especially love the flower. I think you should do monochromatic cards more often!

  2. Very pretty card! I love the beautiful monochromatic hues of purple! Thanks for playing along with us in the Tea Room this week!

  3. So pretty ... I {heart} your scrumpled flower!! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room :)

  4. I just love that flower you created, and the colors are so rich and delicious :)

  5. Lovely textures on your card, I like the clear buttons.

  6. The purples are so pretty and so is your flower!