Sunday, March 29, 2009

Shades of Purple

I have a bridal shower today for one of my nieces and her colors are in the plum family. How coincidental that Clearly iStamp is having a stamping challenge that requires the color purple! That must be a popular hue this season! Unfortunately, I don't have any of those stamps, but I thought it would be fun to participate anyway. You can check out the details on their blog here if you're interested.

I chose Always and Tres Chic for my card, along with a sentiment (again) from Warm Words:

The base is Elegant Eggplant (I still want to call it Eggplant Envy!!), with a layer of Brushed Silver and Pale Plum. I stamped the heart and the sentiment in Versamark, then embossed it with Silver EP. I watercolored the heart and shaded it with Pale Plum and Elegant Eggplant inks, then added a couple little rhinestones. My SU organdy ribbon was accented with a pearl pin and some little silver findings. The MS eyelet punch not only decorates the outside, but the inside as well:DSCF3603

Thanks for visiting!

  • Stamps: Always, Tres Chic, Warm Words, Graceful Words (ret SU)
  • Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum WW, Brushed Silver, Shimmery White
  • Ink: Versamark, Pale Plum, Elegant Eggplant
  • Acc: Aquapainter, Silver EP, Organdy Ribbon, MS Eyelet Punch, Dimensionals, Stickpin & Findings, Mini Rhinestones


  1. This is probably my favorite card with this heart, EVER!! And that's saying a lot because I don't even like the color purple!! FABULOUS!!!!!!!!

  2. This is a truly spectacular card LeAnne! Purple is my favorite color and you have done such marvelous and totally elegant things with these colors and stamps. I'll be this will be her favorite shower card! ~chris

  3. Oh my gosh, this is beautiful. I love the pretty ribbon treatment, that doily punch make it so girly (lovin' that you used it on the inside, looks fabo!), and shades of purple would be my fav!!!

  4. That's a lovely card, I really like your stamp and color combinations.

  5. fabulous work with the purple. I love the details here.

  6. WOWZERs girl!! This is soooooo gorgeous!! I loves purple!! :)

  7. This really came out gorgeous Leann! Love the heart and the pretty ribbon.. and of course the pin is a beautiful finishing touch! Good luck in the DT contest... I think you might have it!!! LOL... there's so many great ones out there... thanks for stopping by my blog too!

  8. This is beautiful!! Love the elegance and the layout!! Fab job!!

  9. Wow, this is soooo pretty & elegant LeAnne. Love the silver & purple together...& the ribbon. Lovely!
    I'm really glad Always is in our new catty. Such a gorgeous set.
    Best wishes, Di

  10. Oh my gosh, this is drop-dead gorgeous!!! I'm a purple girl at heart, so this one really caught my eye! I just LOVE how you inserted those tiny rhinestones inside the heart. The borders are such a perfect compliment to an outstanding and stunning card! WTG!!


  11. Just a really gorgeous card! precious really! Very soft, very subtle, yet just enough bling... wow, nicely put together! keep up this beautiful designing!

  12. Just beautiful!!! You're on a roll, girl!!


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