Thursday, July 15, 2010

Are You a Purple Lover?

Just as I thought.... here is my second post of the day/night! Three more challenges - this is so fun and challenging to get these done, yes the laundry is starting to back up, but who is telling? I'm the mom ;-)

Here is this weeks color challenge from Play Date Cafe.

Aren't they beautiful colors?

This week's prize...
Gift certificate worth $14
to The Artistic Outpost Store to be used for ONE UNMOUNTED STAMP PLATE.

Here is my first card for that challenge. The picture looks so washed out and I took at least 5-6 shots of it, perhaps the next pic you can get a better view of the colors. I love this paper from KaiserCraft's Lilac Avenue Collection, the cardstock is a light lime green from Bazzill. The sentiment is stamped on a light lilac cardstock from DCWV and the purple is from either Bazzill or Paper Accents (sorry, I've had it for a while and I'm not sure) Lace/Ribbon bow is tulle that I sprayed with "Fully Purple" Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels (you should have seen my fingers, when I finished!!) Stamp: Gina K Designs - (Botanical set) Ink: Distress Ink, Dusty Concord. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Label 9. Technique: CAS

Card #1 (PDCC#38)

Card #2: CAS-tastic Wednesday Challenge #012
Use at least 3 of the following: 1. Stamped (or printed) Image 2. Inked Edges 3. Masking 4. Paper Piercing 5. Lace 6.Embossing

Their sponsor this week is One Stop Card Crafts!

Well here are my details for this card that meet the challenge (inked edges, paper piercing - the stems of the flower, embossing, and here's the stretch - tulle bow - tulle is actually considered fabric not lace but.... it's so pretty!) I was also inspired by CHRISTIAN PAPER CRAFTS Sketch Tuesdays challenge!

close up (you might be able to see the paper piercing on this one!)

CWC012, CPC-ST#65, PDCC#38 (second entry)


Here are the ingredients to card #2:

KaiserCraft (Lilac Ave Collection), Bazzill, Paper Accents & DCWV cardstock; Stamps: Gina K Designs, Botanical set; Ink: Distress ink, Dusty concord (used for inking edges and stamping sentiments) Glimmer Mist, Fully Purple (inside of card), Adirondack Dabber, Lettuce (inside of card, stems); Cuttlebug, EF, EK Success, corner rounder; Tulle; Pearls, Queen & Co.

Thanks for visiting and I love it when you leave a delightful comment!!

Have a blessed weekend!


  1. I love the stamp you used on these cards and the colors. Loverly. :)

  2. These are beautiful Natalie! What a great job. And, I love the glimmer mist you used. Wonderful!

  3. Wow, you've been busy! Wonderful entries, love that Kaiser paper! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

  4. Just beautiful!

    Thanks so much for joining us in this week's CAS-tastic Wednesday Clean and Simple(CAS), "S.I.M.P.L.E." challenge!

  5. These are all beautiful, Natalie! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!

  6. OH, Natalie--I love all these cards! What beauties!! I really like that first one--love that tulle!! Love that you used glimmer mist too--I need to use mine more often!! Great job all around:) Love visiting here! Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

  7. Oh my, this is a great collection of cards! I really like how the embossing makes the image stand out in the second card!

  8. great variations on the card, nicely done

  9. Lovely cards! Love the tulle. Beuatiful stamps and colors. Thanks for joining us at the PDCC this week.

  10. Really lovely set of cards! I love how you've done the glimmer mist! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC!