Rural tranquility

A co-worker’s 50th birthday was last week; of course a card was due for the special occasion! I asked her sister-in-law was sort of colours would be good and she told me anything purple and perhaps a bit of brown. So that was my starting point! After a quick trip to a localish shop to get some purple paper, as I was all out, it was time to make the card:

Purple is such an easy colour to work it, and it works wonderfully with brown shades. I picked a lighter coloured background with text from a Tim Holtz pad I’ve got, as I know she loves books and reading. To get some contrast to it I used a white back2basic card blank and a dark brown to frame the different elements.

I picked one of my favourite stamps for this card. Sarah Kay has some adorable images and it’s great that Stampavie offers them. They are too cute! I coloured it in with my copics as usual, picking brown and purple shades. Once again I used non-specific paper that wasn’t labeled bleed free, smooth nor was it sold in a scrap or hobby craft type shop. I so love this paper!

All the papers were glued together and I added a spot of lace horizontally on the middle of the card. It is not very easy to spot it in the photo, mind. I then added various flowers, mostly roses, to decorate the rest of the card. All the lovely flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes – Challenge #113: Spring blossoms
Cute Card Thursday – Challenge 209: Anything goes
Sweet Stampin – Anything goes
Stampin’ for the Weekend – Challenge 6: Anything goes
The Poodle’s Parlour – Anything goes (my second entry)

5 thoughts on “Rural tranquility

  1. Sarah says:

    Hi there, this is just gorgeous! Love the cute image and the colour combo is perfect. Great flower arrangement as well.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.


  2. Wedgie says:

    Beautiful card, love your colouring and burst of flowers. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  3. Dora says:

    This is gorgeous, love the sweet image and beautiful flowers. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week and good luck xx

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