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Saturday, October 15, 2011

It's Purple, Of Course!

In my farewell salute to Sparkle N Sprinkle, another oldie but goodie which does not appear in the SNS Gallery is being presented. This card shows how identical products can be utilized to create several nearly identical cards, with variations. The image is "Boxed Petal" from the Corner Elements (315) set.

Originally displayed in March 2009,  for use of embossing powders as coloring agents, this card also utilizes paper pieces, assorted sizes of Tear-ific Tape and Glitter to create the look of several layers.

Here are two cards shown side by side. The simple changing of the center axis square, and adding the white lacy border changes the card appearance.

Not sure why the recipe isn't showing in the Gallery, but here it is for you:

Stamp Credits

Box Petals [1698-315C] stamp
Just because    1057-222AA

Other Supplies

VersaMark ink #99702
Royal Purple EP275
Wisteria  EP358
Amethyst Spray  EP319
Glitter Sunny Daze  G1038
Glitter Impulsive Purple  G1069
Dimensional Adhesive (tape or pop dots)
Dark card stock in navy, purple or indigo 5.5” x 8.5” folded in half
White card stock (can be scraps)
White pigment ink
1/2” Double Sided Tape SAT04
Brushable Glue #540
Spoon  #99751
Deckle Edge Scissors
Leaf punch (Martha Stewart)
Regular tape
Possible: Sakura Glue Pen #99202 (to fix any border tape issues, see NOTE below)


1. Begin with base card in dark navy, purple or indigo 5.5” x 8.5”. Score in middle and fold in half. Card view is horizontal.

2. Place 1/2” double sided tape SAT04 along the bottom of the card. Carefully lining it up, place a second line of double sided tape just on top of the first one, creating a one inch wide border. Do not remove protective covering from the tape.

3. Ink stamp Box Petals (1698-315C) with VersaMark and stamp image twice onto white card stock (using left over scraps from another project is perfect for this application). Be sure to reink between stampings.

4. Using tiny spoon for better control, dip into Wisteria EP and carefully cover 1/4 to 1/3 of the image. Set spoon down and very gently “drum” the EP from under the card stock with finger tips to force EP into every tiny space. Gingerly tap off excess without contaminating the rest of the inked image.

5. Repeat step 4 using the Amethyst Spray EP.

6. Finally, sprinkle the entire image with Royal Purple EP. Now heat set the three embossing powders.

7. Ink stamp Box Petals (1698-315C) with VersaMark and stamp image once onto white card stock. Cover with Royal Purple embossing powder and heat set.

8. Using decorative edge scissors, cut the 3 squares out, carefully leaving a white “halo” around the image as a mat, and set aside.

9. Ink “Just Because” greeting with white pigment ink and carefully stamp just above the tape border. Avoid pressing too hard into the ink, or the image will be blurry.

10. Adhere the two tricolor tiles on the front of the card so that they are facing diagonally.

11. With a leaf punch, or other favorite detailed punch, punch out 4 leaves (or as many as you like). These are to be adhered on the back of the solid tile with regular tape.

12. Place dimensional adhesive to back of solid tile in all four corners or on all four sides (depending on type of adhesive). Pull of protective backing and adhere on top of the other two multicolor tiles.

13. Pull off the protective layer of the double sided tape at the border of the card and shake on Impulsive Purple glitter. Tap off excess and return to jar.

14. Finally, squeeze a tiny amount of Brushable Glue to the center of the solid color tile. Gently spoon a tiny amount of Sunny Daze glitter onto the glue. Gently drum the card from underneath, settling the glitter into the glue. Tap off excess and return to bottle.

Thanks for stopping by!


Shona Erlenborn said...

These are so pretty Donna. Thanks for the reminder of an Oldie but Goodie technique!

NWFlamingo said...

Everything is better with purple!

NanaConnie said...

Your color and mine, Donna! You've given me some inspiration for that poor, little, ignored-too-often, stamp hiding out in my stash. Now, I'm going to dig it out and do something gorgeous with it!

Anonymous said...

Donna, WOW! I love this purple card, my color and I happen to have this stamp which I use often. Thanks a bunch! Love it! Carol

Linda said...

Donna, you did it again. I love the colors and texture of the cards. Purple is royalty and you wear it well.

Karin said...

That purple is just so beautiful! I love the deep rich color and it's made even more fab by that sparkley border! Love both versions :)


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