Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Merry Monday #201 - Purple, White and Silver

So, the current challenge over at Merry Monday is to use purple, white and silver for your entry. Here's mine:
I used:

- 4.75" x 4.75" square white card blank

- a slightly smaller layer of deep purple/aubergine card, it looks almost black in the photo :(

- a (slightly smaller again) layer of white card onto which I stamped the little sentiment using a Memento 'Elderberry' Dye ink pad and a stamp from my well-used 'Many Greetings' set by Personal Impressions

- glued the layers to the front of the card

- die cut a Penny Black 'Whirl Wreath' from silver holographic card, backed with Stick It adhesive sheet and popped it onto the card front

- die cut the bow using the other die from the Penny Black 'Whirl Wreath' set and more deep purple card, backed with Stick It adhesive sheet - then popped it onto the wreath

- added some bling using light purple sparkly gems in different sizes

I'd also like to enter this card into Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge (Anything Goes) as well as Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for April (always Anything Goes).

I've seen the wreath part of this die used as a double layer, which works really well. This was enough fiddle faddling on for me though :)

Di
x

37 comments:

Liz said...

Fabulous card, what a great die! The tiny gems are just perfect - such a classy looking card. xx

Carol L said...

I'm absolutely LOVING this beauty! Those random gemstones are a perfect addition to the wreath and the colors are heavenly! Thx for the help over at the Cuttlebug challenge too :)

Barb said...

A gorgeous card Di. I agree withLiz it really does look classy. That whirl die is a cracker and looks lovely cut in holographic card. Barbxx

Kath said...

A fabulous card Di - lovely colours and great dies (some more for my wish list!).
Kath x

Donna said...

I recognise this die and remember it arriving when you were too unwell to play with it! Glad things have progressed enough for you to be having play times again, Di... This card is truely beautiful. X

SARN said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card Di. xxx

Sarah said...

What Sarn said - that is SO pretty Di! xx

Cara said...

Stunning card. I see you were sensible and used stick it. I usually pull the paper out of the die and see how intricate it is and think, hmm stick it would have been a good idea, as indeed I did yesterday! Cara x

Eemeli said...

Fab creation. Love the simple look and that metallic shimmer is soooooo festive and fits perfectly for the season.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Judy Corner said...

Oh WOW Di! This is one of the nicest CAS cards I have ever seen! I just love that wreath! What a beautiful Blog you have, and this is one beautiful card too. Judy x

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful CAS, so different with this wreath! Lovely shine, too!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is gorgeous, Di!! I keep lusting after that die and now I'm going to have to get it. That bow is pretty cool, too! This is a winner in my book!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely, lovely card! That wreath is just gorgeous embossed in silver and love the little purple sequins you added too! :0)

Sharon said...

Classy!! Love it.xx

Pat said...

This is so elegant and pretty Di and the little gems light it up beautifully and the purple card complements the silver and white really well and love the simple unfussy sentiment. x

Sandra H said...

Hi Di, Wow this is so lovely x

Amanda said...

lovely card, simple design but effective xx

Kathleen said...

Totally fabulous, agree with the above comment but I would say very effective.

Kath x

conil said...

Perfect...clean, crisp who could ask for anything more? Gorgeous.

Jean said...

I love this swirly wreath die and you have finished it beautifully with the purple bow and sparkly gems. A gorgeous festive card.
Jean x

laurie said...

So pretty Di! Love the bling. Awesome colors over at MM...wish I had a chance to play along this week...I'm spring cleaning....no fun for me!

Craftychris said...

I so love your card Di, that wreath is awesome! xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Simple and simply elegant. What a great card. That font of the greeting makes me heart sing.

Bonnie said...

I've always loved this wreath and it's so elegant embossed with silver! Love that purple bow and beautiful gems make it even more elegant! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Greta said...

Absolutely stunning, Di! I've had my eye on that wreath & you're bumping it up on my list!

Janice said...

Stunning card Di, very classy! I love this wreath too, think I may have to go shopping!
Janice x

JoAnn said...

Very pretty Love the wreath.

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card, I love how elegant it is. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

KandA said...

Gorgeous card and a very elegant design xx

JD/ Jill said...

Stunning card!

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous Di! Love it x

Hazel said...

This is so beautiful, Di. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Susangail Powell said...

Di you always make such beautiful cards and this is no exception! It's gorgeous!!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love this, Di! I had thought to use this die but couldn't find it - LOL. Glad I didn't - couldn't have done it justice as you did!!

Melissa (Mel's Card Corner) said...

Great card! Love that swirl wreath.

Jennifer Scull said...

what a pretty card! like the die, too. :)

thank you so much for joining our challenge over at The Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Blog! :)

Sue - said...

Lovely card Di. I do like that die - I cans see some more retail therapy happening soon!