Wednesday, May 4, 2011



I needed a Mother’s Day card for a special someone whose favorite color is purple!  Concord Crush is probably my least favorite In Color, but I did have some Patterns DP, so I combined it with Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum for my simple card:


The sketch is from Stamping 411:


I did some heat embossing with white craft ink and white embossing powder using Pocket Silhouettes; the butterfly is from Dreams duJoir; sentiment is from All Holidays.  I added some pearls (forgot the three under the sentiment panel) and a little faux “eyelet” to the left of the embossed image.


Thanks for visiting today!

  • Stamps:  Dreams duJoir, Pocket Silhouettes, All Holidays
  • Paper:  WW, Perfect Plum, Concord Crush, Concord Crush Patterns DP
  • Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, White Craft
  • Acc:  Pearls, Eyelet Border Punch, Taffeta Ribbon, White EP, Heat Tool


Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, this is beautiful! Love that white embossing. I tend to have a hard time with purple, but you totally rocked it. :) Love this!

gbarron56 said...

Beautiful Mother's Day card -- love the colors you chose! Great job with this week's sketch! Thanks so much for playing along at Stamping 411! blessings, Gretchen

Doris D. said...

Beautiful card. I love all the little extras on the card. I miss the picture of your cutie when you don't post one. She makes my day every day with her precious smiles.

Martha said...


What a beautiful card! It is simple in color but so elegant and well thought out. I just love it. Puts my humble cards to shame.You are so talented!

Love and blessings from MN,

Ruthie said...

this is gorgeous!!!! the colors are great together... and all your details - awesome! As always! you Rock!!!

Kerin said...

I love the partial punched edge, and the rows of pearls are such a pretty touch! Beautiful!

Connie Babbert said...

Stunning card! Love the white embossing! Thanks for playing!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Totally love what you've done here. Just beautiful!

Patti Chesky said...

So pretty! I love how you carried over the same image (first with embossing and finally with ink). The line of pearls are the perfect finishing touch!

Leena Girsa said...

This is really lovely! The concord crush just makes this so rich looking. Congrats on making the 411 is well-deserved!

Tammy Hershberger said...

It's very pretty, LeAnne! I like the little bit of scallops sticking out on the side.

jaydee said...

LeAnne, this card is stunning. Congratulations on your well deserved pick at 411 this week. GORGEOUS!