Monday, July 9, 2012

All about Purple

Wow, when I started the research on the color purple for this post I was surprised at what I found out about it. Hi I'm the designer today over at Card A Day Blog. Purple is one of my favorite colors along with gold it's a great combination but this post is all about purple.
I found this on Emily Gems:
Purple is the color of good judgment. It is the color of people seeking spiritual fulfillment. It is said if you surround yourself with purple you will have peace of mind. Purple is a good color to use in meditation.
Purple has been used to symbolize magic and mystery, as well as royalty. Being the combination of red and blue, the warmest and coolest colors, purple is believed to be the ideal color. Most children love the color purple. Purple is the color most favored by artists. Thursday's color is purple.
No wonder I like purple so much and I'll have to remember to wear purple on Thursdays now. So this is my Monochromatic Card.
My sister loves purple too, so I thought this would be the perfect card for her birthday in August.
These are the materials I used for the card. The sketch is from Book: Scrapbook page: Maps 2 from Becky Fleck. I used all scraps to make the card and it's based on 1/2 sheet of white cardstock. folded in half to make and A2 card. The bottom stripe peice was cut at 3.5" X 4.25" and the top piece was cut at 2" X 4.25". I use a purple ribbon for the border inbetween the papers. Used spellbinders Lacy ovals and Classic Ovals Large for the sentiment and added a flower I had gotten in a swap that was the perfect color for the card. I used G-studio purple chalk ink for my stamping and used both the SU Tenny Tiny Wishes and the bottom inked border came for a fiskars aged to perfection stamp set. Added some bling rhinestones and all that is left is to add a message to the inside, Easy Peasy took roughly an hour to hour and half to make it. That is what I love about using a sketch everything just falls into place.
Have a fantastic day.....


  1. What a beautiful card, Tina. Purple is one of my favorite colors too. It's funny we both chose purple right next to each other. It will be interesting to see what everyone else chooses to use.

  2. Beautiful card Tina.... and just so you know, my favorite color IS purple and has been since I was a tiny little girl =)


  3. Cute card Tina. I am sure your sister will love it. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment. The border is not hard. For my card I welded the shadow of the border with a rectangle, adjusted the size to make it the size card base I needed. For this card because I wanted to add the top layer of star border to the card base make sure it is treated the same as the shadow border. Hope this helps can't wait to see what you have done. I also had to use a few small circles to hide spaces for this card, but that is because of the points on the star border. Let me know if you need anymore help.