Monday, August 20, 2012

Purple Flowers with Yellow Dots

For today's card, I die cut some purple flowers, then traced around the same die with a purple pen to create my background pattern.  A very nice effect.

The tracing idea came from a Papertrey Ink forum post by Ashley ... "tracing the shapes of certain dies would make a cool background."  Thanks, Ashley, I'm glad you thought of this! 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink royal velvet (dark purple), winter wisteria (light purple), summer sunrise (bright yellow), and soft stone (light gray).
  • The die is Papertrey Ink flower fusion #3.
  • I used a purple Copic 0.3 multiliner to trace around the die.  
  • The flower centers are dots from a 1/4" hole punch. 
  • I added some texture to the card base with a linen impression plate from Papertrey Ink.
  • The sentiment "Thinking of you" is computer-printed in purple ink with Zapfino font. 
Created for Operation Write Home, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." (193)

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