Hello fellow Flourishes fans! It's Tuesday and we're here with another fantastic Timeless Tuesday Challenge for you! Have you checked out the latest and greatest Gambler's Sale this week? You don't want to miss this... it's 20% off everything in the store. Things go fast, so shop now to ensure you get all those stamps on your "must have" list! Click here for more details and your shopping code. This week Allison is our hostess and she is challenging you to create using the newest Pantone Color of the year... Radiant Orchid... but any shade of purple will do!
According to the Pantone View, "Since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute™ has been designating a Color of the Year to express in color what is taking place in the global zeitgeist. A color that will resonate around the world, the PANTONE Color of the Year is a reflection of what people are looking for, what they feel they need that color can help to answer. Not necessarily the hot fashion color of the moment, but a color crossing all areas of design which is an expression of a mood, an attitude, on the part of the consumers." Have fun using purple in your creations this week! This week, we have asked the Design Team to join us in celebrating the colour purple. Take a moment and leave some lavender love on each one of our designers this week!
- Allison Cope
- Cheryl Lea
- Christine Okken
- Cindy Lawrence
- Deborah Anton
- Jenny Gropp
- Julie Koerber
- Katie Sims
- Silke Ledlow
- Stacy Morgan
- Tosha Leyendekker
I am positive I have never used this much purple on one card! It's not a "go to" color for me usually. I'm seeing it everywhere all of a sudden... PURPLE everything! This came together nice and easy with the new paper collection, Violet Crush, from Kaisercraft. I used the 12x12 sized papers... mixing in some white and black card stock. I used the stamp set Flower and Friends (now retired) for the sentiment and oval print on the front.
All of the coloring was super simple, really! No blending at all just coloring in different areas with the Copics. The sentiment and flower on the inside panel are from the Sweet Nature set.
I added foam tape between the layers to add dimension. As usual, I could not resist a bow and I topped it with a little Pave Grape Crystal.
Here's the inside panel. The card base and several layers were all cut with Spellbinder's Curved Matting Basics - Set A and Set B. The finished card size is an A2.
- Stamps by Flourishes: #SS202 Flower and Friends (now retired), #SS161 Sweet Nature
- Paper: Violet Crush 12x12 Collection from Kaisercraft, Flourishes Classic White Card Stock, Black Linen
- Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black
- Other: Copic Markers, Pave Grape Crystals, Black Adhesive Crystals, Purple Adhesive Crystals, Foam Tape, Bow Easy Tool, White Seam Binding, Spellbinder's A2 Curved Matting Basics - Set A and Set B, Spellbinder's Ovals, Spellbinder's Beaded Ovals, Polka Dot Embossing Folder