The Pals challenge this week is basically a variation of three shades of purple. This was a very welcome challenge as it is my first time participating and while we are on the subject of firsts….my very first blog post, too. Boy, was this a journey! Although like most of us, I spend a better part of my day on the computer, setting up this blog was slow and painful. But, hopefully it will be smooth sailing from here (hopeful thinking on my part?). So let’s get back to the challenge at hand…
This is the standard A-2 card in Perfect Plum. The Very Vanilla layer is trimmed 1/4″ smaller on each side and stamped with the Petal Potpourri stamp set in Blackberry Bliss ink. After stamping, I ran it through the Big Shot using the Fancy Fan embossing folder which is really not that evident in this picture but really enhances the card. The Blackberry Bliss, Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant pennants are trimmed with the Stampin’ Trimmer and flagged with the 1″ Square Punch. The sentiment I chose was from the Oh My Goodies stamp set and was stamped in Blackberry Bliss and cut with the Deco Labels Framelits.
I always feel like the inside of the card must be prettied up or at least made a little interesting. So I stamped the same image off the page a little to allow more room for a note or another sentiment. When I am happy with a card I create, I usually make at least two more to have on hand. With this in mind, I leave the inside blank and do not adhere it to the card. When I am ready to send it, I will stamp a sentiment or write my note and then glue it. Why? Because I mess up sometime and at least I can save the front of the card from the trash! And the envelope is always decorated. In this case with using the 2014-2016 Designer Series Paper Stack.
So there it is…..finally out there! Thanks so much for taking time to look at this post and I hope you will stop back again soon.