Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Kari’s Purplie’s Design Team


Welcome back to my blog once again.

For today's Kari's Purplie's Design Team posting we were asked to create a sketch and then create a card or layout from that sketch.  Crafty and Green created a beautiful sketch for us, which I decided to use but switch it around just a bit to make it my own.

Yesterday I posted that one of my favorite embellishments were flowers.  This card was no different, as I added flowers to it as well.  However, this time I tried something a little bit different.  While shopping at Wal-Mart, I found these cool flower petals in the wedding isle.  What is even better, they were on sale half off. I bought them in both plain white and light pastel colors.  There are over 500 in each box.  I think they will last a while.
I used tiny purple and ivory roses from my stash to complete the center of the design.

Sorry for the ugly craft mat - it sure is well used and really does protect my dining room table. 
To make my flowers, I used a dab of hot glue in the center of the petal, I then added the tiny rose and cupped it up around the bottom of the tiny rose.  I then added a second petal by gluing it offset from the first one.  I really like how they turned out.

My sister in law, Lisa over at My Crafty Spaces gave me these awesome Easter images and I thought this sketch would be a great time to try one out.  I had tried to create the image using my RubOnz, but I did not have much luck.  so I had to rethink my idea.  I ended printing the design out on yellow Stampin' Up card stock, then cutting the shape out using my Sizzix Die.  However, I wanted something different, so I used my metal straight edge and my trusty exacto knife and I sliced off the top and bottom portions of the cut, giving it a square look rather than the pointed look it would normally have.

I then did the same thing with my Happy Easter sentiment.  I was unsure how I wanted to embellish the sentiment, so I went simple and added two small pearls at the points. The Happy Easter Sentiment is Stampin' Up.

I was not sure I would like this squared look, however, the more I look at it, the more I like it.  It makes me wonder what else I can do to change up this cut. It provides a whole different look from the standard cut I use quite often. I am beginning to get a little more adventurous with my designs, yet, I still revert back to the simplistic side I am most familiar with most of the time.

I hope you have enjoyed my Easter Card.  Please be sure to stop at each of my Design Team Sister blogs. I know you will not be disappointed in their designs.

Kari Sanchez -

Sr. Design Team

Kimberly Pate  ~
Shawnee Penkacik -
Lynne Kirsch -
Susan E Bermudez -
Tina Keller-
Carolyn Phillips ~

Jr. Design Team

Rachelle Larsen-
Lisa Woodward-
Andrea Stradley-
Jackie Lodge-


  1. I love your card, its very pretty.

  2. Absolutely Beautiful, Kimberly! I love this!! Great Job!!

    Many Blessings,

  3. Kimberly your card is beautiful! I have loved being on the team with you.

  4. This is beautiful. I love how you took something and made it even more beautiful. Great job!

  5. This card is beautiful....


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