Friday, January 31, 2014

Purple Peace and Your Birthday Star

There are a lot of purple cards showing up on blogs this week -  not because everyone suddenly loves purple - in fact, many stampers (including myself!) are saying that they don't really like or usually use purple!
So here's my contribution - I used Winter Wisteria for the bird ornament that I cut with a coordinating die, Royal Velvet for the card base (although it looks kind of like navy blue in my pic?!), and I used a piece of purple Celtic Square digital DP cut with a Tipped Tops Die.  I even got in Lilac bakers twine!
Here's a close up of my free hanging ornament - I punched a hole through the DP, threaded the twine through the hole to the back and held it in place with the brad.
and here's the inside -  I put a Wisteria layer on the darker card base so you can see the sentiment and write a salutation!
All this for the Cas-ology Cue Card - Purple challenge!
 as well as the Merry Monday challenge to use an ornament on your card.
And I had to get this card posted today as the deadline for one of the challenges is midnight tonight!
I stamped the celestial map on a piece of white card stock.  Then I sponged the whole panel with Ranger Distress Stormy Sky ink.  I sprayed some water on it and dried it with my heat gun to get that water drop look.  I black embossed the sentiment on a brushed silver square rounded the corners and added some enamel dots.  I adhered the sentiment over the map with foam dots.
I'm putting this card in two challenges:
and the Moxie Fab World: Constellations: Trendy Star Power Challenge

Peace on Earth
Stamps:  Folk Art Christmas Additions - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet - PTI, Digital Celtic Squares Patterned paper - Waltzingmouse
Ink:  Ranger Distress - Seedless Preserves
Accessories:  bird ornament die/Folk Art Christmas - Waltzingmouse, Tipped Tops Die - PTI, Star Brad - SU, Lilac Bakers Twine - The Twinery.

Wish Upon Your Birthday Star
Stamps:  Star Gazer Additions - PTI
Paper:  White, True Black - PTi, Brushed Silver- SU
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Stormy Sky, Versamark
Accessories:  black embossing powder, heat gun, corner rounder - Zutter, water spritzer, enamel dots - My Minds Eye, foam dots.


Jingle said...

These are both fantastic! That first one is just so pretty!

Linda Callahan said...

Well girl you do make the prettiest cards! You rocked the purple......I struggle with that color.....and the celestial scene is jaw!

Kelly Griglione said...

Both great cards, Julia! You totally covered all your bases with the purple, and that's hard to do!

Notes by Nina said...

Both card are lovely Julia, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Shirley said...

A really beautiful first card, Julia. Love the nordic feel with the beautiful bird and BG. Your design is just perfect to show off every detail! Your beautiful second one has a really different but beautiful feel to it. I like the different brads, pearls, and the way you layered your sentiment too!

Laura Davis said...

Great work!

Lori said...

Very nice cards! Thanks for playing along at Merry Monday this week xoxoxo

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful cards Julia! Love the pretty shades of purple! I hope you have a great weekend!

Deborah Frings said...

I adore the purple card! Love the pattern paper and the sweet hanging ornament!

The celestial map on your second card is just super!

maria f. said...

Great cards. And just blame Pantone for puttin' on the purple.

Karren said...

Fabulous cards, Julia! I love your sponged and spritzed background for your celestial card! Thanks for joining us at both Merry Monday and Freshly Made Sketches.

Kim Heggins said...

These are both fabulous cards! I love the purple one using those WM images.

LeAnne said...

Your purple Christmas card is stunning! What a sweet image and I love the unusual color scheme! We are so glad you played with the Merry Monday challenge this week!

Bonnie said...

Aaah! What a sweet ornament and I love the purple for a Christmas card! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Hiya Julia!!! Wow, thanks for joining us at CASology, I love the design of your purple card!

And the Freshly Made Sketches is out of this world!

LOVE them!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love your sweet purple ornament card, Julia, and that constellation card is a total winner! I'm calling it; it certainly seems perfect for both challenges to me! Hugs, Darnell

Susan Joyce said...

Delightful card Julia, love the purple one and the image and layout you used. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week.

Judy1223 said...

Julia, what a lovely purple ornament card...a cool nontraditional way to go with it and I love how it turned out! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Anonymous said...

Hi Julia!
These are both absolutely lovely cards!
And thanks for linking up to the MFW challenge!