Purple meets green

When I coloured in the stamp I used for a card in a previous post, I coloured it in twice at the same time, using different colours. I had a random urge to use a lot of green when colouring the stamp, so I coloured n the greens and skin tones and then stopped dead, leaving it a few days before I went back to finishing the stamp off and picking a colour to go with the green…

purples and greens

I love this stamp, it is so adorable and is (of course?) from Lili of the Valley. As I said, I coloured in the green and skin toned bits a few days before I decided on a colour to go with. The decision fell on purple, after my sister suggested it, and I really like how it turned out! Thankfully I have  a lot of paper of each colour, and I reckon I will make many more cards with this colour scheme. Funnily enough, I decided on some scraps for the purple bit here. It wasn’t enough to layer it both inside and on the front, so I ended up cutting out triangles to use in the corners instead. It is a good way of saving your favourite papers to use on multiple cards, so I shall be doing more of that when it’s paper I wouldn’t mind using again.

The decorations themselves are somewhat plain, because I felt the papers did a lot on their own. I did get out my pearls though, and picked some very dark purple ones. Of course it needed some flowers also. The ones I’ve used are from Wild Orchid Crafts, I just love their flowers! I used lilac heather, a few roses of various purple and cream shades as well as a bunch of gypsophila.

purple and green

As you can see from the side view of the card below, the stemmed flowers are bent to stand outwards slightly. On this bottom photo they cast a shadow much darker than on the photo above. You can also see that the inside is decorated similarly to the front.

purple and green, side view

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