Sooo, there must be something about Halloween coming up that is making me want to through green and purple together, a combo I would never usually use, but at this time of year, it just seems to go. So, when my sister asked me to make a 30th birthday card for a friend of her's and I was rummaging through my stash for inspiration, guess which combo just leaped out at me.
I started by knowing that this would be a large 8x8 card and that I wanted to put feathers on this card to add a little glamour, and the green and purple feathers just seems to work, so I pulled them out, found some matching ribbons and then started rummaging through my paper scraps.
I found some green card, which I used to make the card border and then the purple corrugated card to cut out a 30. I've had this card forever, but could never find a use for it, because it is just so difficult to add anything onto it without adding so much bulk, but as a standalone on this card, the extra texture and dimension it provided worked well.
I decided to add the purple ribbon along the bottom half of the card and then tie a bow from the green ribbon to hide the bottom of the feathers. And no, it is not your eyes playing tricks on you, the green ribbon is actually loads of different random shades, which I didn't realise until I started taking it off the reel.
I then used the scraps of green and purple card left over to die-cut some stars, which I scattered above and around the 30. I love this die - I got all those stars from just two goes through the big shot, with the tiniest scrap of paper, and there is nothing you can't put a star on as far as I'm concerned!
I did think that I had finished the card then, but I kept looking at it thinking that it just needed a little something more, maybe a little bit of glitter. So, I decided to add some faux stitching around the edge using a purple glitter pen.
I hope my sister's friend likes it. My sister seemed to.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: