Hello everyone and happy Monday!
A few weeks back I shared a card with watercoloured flowers on a purple cardstock and I was surprised that loads of people were commenting on the colour. Loads of people mentioned that purple seems to be an underdog in the cardmaking world! Of course, I decided to take this as a challenge, and create another card with purple as the main event!
This is an elegant wedding card which is super simple, but I love the effect. At first glance, you can see the famous fairy tale words ‘and they lived happily ever after’ which are from the Happiness stamp set. However, if you gently slide the vellum down, a new surprise unfolds!
Underneath, incorporated into the middle of the card is a beautiful floral design from the Hello Gorgeous stamp set. First I cut out my purple cardstock (which is actually from my scrapbooking stash) and then creased two folds to create a gatefold card. I laid the floral die on the two flaps and stuck it down with some post it tape to the left flap. Then I gently opened the card and ran it through my big shot machine. Next I folded it all back up again, nestled the die into the die cut area, grabbed the post it tape and repeated the process for the right hand side.
On a separate piece of cardstock, I white heat embossed the beautiful floral images and then die cut this using the coordinating die. To add some dimension I also cut a layer of white craft foam to go underneath the floral panel, and then stuck this onto the card. This is easy to do when the flaps are closed – it is like slotting a puzzle piece in place!
I really liked that this card is intricate and elegant, and I was afraid of overworking it – so I used some purple copic markers to add a little tone on tone shading to the floral image, before finishing off with a few Honey Bee embellishment diamonds.
This would be a great card for mass producing, as there is little work, but a big impact! I hope you might try it out for yourself!
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