Sunday, 13 July 2014

Graduation card with purple flower


I have a few more cards on my list of graduation cards for my Sister's friends. Their graduation is looming, only two more weeks to go so I thought I better get my crafting mojo in gear and finish a few more. This card was inspired by this week's Colour me... and Freshly Made Sketch, although I don't have Elegant Eggplant so I had to improvise a bit with the purple colour. Doesn't that inspiration picture just make you smile, it's too cute to be true.



I created the flower using the Stampin' Up Blossom, Pansy and Petite Petals punches and matching stamps for the last two. I stamped the flowers in Tim Holtz Distress ink in Seedless Preserves, inked around the edges with a foam applicator and curled the leaves a bit for a more three dimensional flower. I added a bit of Tim Holtz idea-ology Paper String as a finishing touch and in line with the sketch. I stamped the blue flowers in Soft Sky and die cut the letters using the Tim Holtz inside out alphabet die.

Cardstock: Leonardo Stationery 350 gsm Smooth White Card, Coloured craft card 240 gsm in Purple Grape, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white card, Hobbycraft 160 gsm three shades of blue
Paper: Stampin' Up Sycamore Street DSP
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress ink Seedless Preserves
Stamps: Stampin' Up Flower Shop and Petite Petals  
Other: Tim Holtz idea-ology Paper String, Stampin' Up Jewels Basic Rhinestones, Tim Holtz alterations inside out alphabet die

4 comments:

Julia Altermann said...

Aww, what a pretty card! I especially like the layers you created with the flowers and the string. Thank you for playing along with us at Colour Me…! this week!

Julia
CMCC Design Team

Sherrie M. said...

So very pretty! Great takes on both challenges. Love the focal point flower and the string. Thanks for joining us at Colour Me...! and hope to see you again soon!

Linda Callahan said...

This flower just pops! Great for graduation! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

Tara Bourgoin said...

YUM! That fun bloom is the perfect combination of different flowers, punches and embellishments! So clever. Great graduation card! Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Me...! this week :)