Today's color scheme is purple. I decided to make this card a little different that most of my others. I started with a base card of Perfect Plum cut at 5" x 10", scored at 5". Every now and then, I come up with a card that either needs a little more room or that I think would look better as a square. This was one that needed the extra room but that also lends itself to the square shape. Instead of adding a solid layer I wanted to do a pattern with squares. I started by punching 9 Very Vanilla 1 3/8" squares. I spaced them out on the card front and adhered them down using runner adhesive. Next I punched out 9 Elegant Eggplant 1 1/4" squares. I layered these on top of the vanilla ones and adhered them down using runner adhesive. For the top layer of my squares, I wanted to use a designer paper. I wish I could say this one was from Stampin' Up! but I can't. This paper came as a mat stack from one of my local craft stores. I bought it a few years ago and still have some. The colors really complemented the plum and eggplant. So I chose 3 different designs and punched out three 1" squares of each. I then layered them on top of the eggplant squares in a random pattern using runner adhesive. Now I wanted some glitter on my squares but this paper did not come already glittered. So I used a glue pen to add glue to a few areas and sprinkled Dazzling Diamond glitter on them. I love the sparkle!! While this was drying, I moved on to the greeting.
For the greeting on the front, I used the retired stamp set called Well Scripted. I stamped the saying using Perfect Plum ink onto Very Vanilla card stock. I then took out my big shot and the new Labels Collection Framelits set. I used the smallest size and cut out the saying. Then I cut the next size up out of plum and one more size up out of vanilla. I edged the saying with Perfect Plum ink and layered it on the plum. Then I layered that onto the large vanilla label. I attached all these together using runner adhesive. I added Dazzling Diamond glitter dots to the plum and edges the vanilla with it also. It is attached to the card using dimensionals. I took the Beautiful Butterflies die and the big shot and cut a small butterfly out of Perfect Plum card stock and vellum paper. I layered these together using a glue pen. Next I attached it to the card with glue dots. Then I got out 2 white pearls and colored them purple using a Sharpie markers. These made up the body of the butterfly. I then added Stickles glitter glue dots to the wings for added effect.
For my inside greeting, I used a stamp from the set Word Play. I stamped it using Perfect Plum ink onto Very Vanilla card stock. I then used the same Labels Collection Framelits set and my big shot to cut out the greeting. This carried the theme from the front to the inside. I edged it using plum ink and attached it with runner adhesive.
Well that's it for this week. I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend. I will be back on Monday with another share. I hope you will all come back to see it. Thanks for stopping by today and I will see you Monday!!