Want to play a super-fun game? I’m going to list five things, and you are going to tell me what all five of these things have in common. Ready?
- Prince and the Revolution
- A one-eyed, one horned flying people eater
- Barney the dinosaur
- An award-winning novel by Alice Walker
- My friend, Windy Ellard
If you guessed “purple” – you are right! Today’s project is inspired by all of these things (but mostly my good friend, Windy Ellard). Was it Windy’s name that gave it away? You see, Windy is crazy about purple. There’s no hiding the fact that it’s her favorite color – it’s in her clothes, on her fingernails and in Windy’s eye shadow. She does not hesitate to create an all-purple card (something I typically would do). But not today. Here’s my very purple card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Flurry of Wishes. Flurry of Wishes is this year’s snowflake stamp and punch bundle. What a great collection of flurries that coordinate perfectly with the Snow Flurry Punch and Flower Medallion punch. I stamped this snowflake in Blackberry Bliss on Thick Whisper White and punched it out with the Snow Flurry punch. The sentiment, too, is from the wonderful stamp set.
- Measurements. The square of Wisteria Wonder in the center of the card measures 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ and is bordered by a 2-7/8″ square of Blackberry Bliss. I cropped a circle in the middle of the Wisteria Wonder panel with a 2″ Circle punch – a perfect way to showcase the beautiful snowflake. The Whisper White base of the card is 3-1/2″ x 5″, and the strip from the 2014-2016 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack is 2″ thick (to correspond with the 2″ circle). All together, they make for a well-balanced card.
- Purple. While there are certainly other purples in the Stampin’ Up! color families, Blackberry Bliss and Wisteria Wonder are my favorites. Wisteria Wonder has a musty, gray overtone, while Blackberry Bliss is rich and regal. Together they are purple perfection.
Stamp Sets: Flurry of Wishes, Embellished Ornaments Papers: Blackberry Bliss, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, 2014-2016 In Colors Designer Series Paper Stack Inks: Blackberry Bliss Accessories: Snow Flurry punch, 2″ Circle punch, Subtles Candy Dot (Wisteria Wonder), Stampin’ Dimensionals
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