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Thursday, 2 April 2015

Purple and green cards

Here are some more of the cards I made a couple of weekends ago.  I decided to play with stamping and masking, using a mix of old and new stamps, and went with a combination of purple and green inks.

The first card is done with Stampin' Up stamps and punches - Gorgeous Grunge, Papillon and the sentiment from the Lotus Blossom set.  I used the matching butterfly punch to mask off the butterfly before stamping the background.  The mats are Nesties.
The second card was a little tricky as the flourish is an old Hero Arts (?) stamp, which is wood mounted, so placing it over the masked butterfly needs a bit of guesswork and luck!  I then used the splotches from Glorious Grunge and a Hobby Art sentiment.
The third card uses the same stamps, but I mis-stamped the flourish, so punched a circle from the whole image and placed it in the centre of a die-cut lattice mat (Tonic), with two scalloped circle mats (also Tonic). This still left a wider border than I liked, so at Sy's suggestion I over-stamped the whole central circle with the GG splotches and it works perfectly.  I decided not to have a sentiment on this one.

Very pleased with these cards :-)


  1. Love all three cards, gorgeous colour combo x

  2. They are beautiful, so elegant and I love the tonic die on the last one.

  3. Wow! These are lovely! So worthy of the homepage shout out on UKS

  4. just Gorgeous - I Love the stamps and the colours work so well.