Friday, 1 April 2016

Joanna Sheen and Papertrey Ink birthday card

 Hello everyone and welcome to Challenge #106 over at Simply Create Too

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where we are being asked to use purple and green. Well that certainly reminds me of the echinacea or coneflower that blooms in our garden later in the year, so I came up with this card using an NBUS die from Joanna Sheen simply called 'ecinacea'. 

I die cut the flower in white and painted it using re-inkers, and when it had dried, I added a few strokes with watercolour pencils to add some detail. The greeting comes from Papertrey Ink Birthday Bash sentiments, and I stamped this in two colours on some white card before using their canvas impression plate to add some texture. I had some opaque purple vellum in my stash and I embossed it with a We R Memory Keepers embossing folder that sadly has no name on it

I assembled the card and raised the flower heads on some foam tape, added a gem dot for the i and a little heart finished it off. Although the flowers are raised slightly, this is actually a very flat card that will go through the post easily and at the cheaper rate which helps with saving the pennies!

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Thanks for stopping by

Carol x


  1. This is really beautiful Carol. LOVE flowers ... all the shading and pencil work have created so much dimension. And the vellum embossed background is gorgeous --- love the colour! xx

  2. Love the beautiful flowers you made. Nice background texture too. Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy.

  3. Carol, What a pretty card! So glad you shared it with us at Cards in Envy. :)

  4. This is so pretty, Carol. Reminds me of how lovely purple and green look together. I always forget about that match.

  5. Oh, Carol! I love this card and the die you used! I do love purple and green on a card and in nature. Than embossed background looks amazing ,this is one beautiful card!

  6. Beautiful purple flowers! Love the dark purple background too! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

  7. This is stunning!! I am partial to purple at the moment and I LOVE the flowers. Wonderful design!!

  8. gorgeous flowers!!!! thanks for playing along with Cards In Envy!!!!


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