Thursday, October 6, 2011

Purple Happy Birthday

Welcome once more - it is so good to know you call by.

This weeks release from McMahon Five Design.com includes a wonderful Happy Birthday sentiment that I was immediately drawn to.

Once I had printed out the image I chose, I decided to keep it simple and  let the sentiment take centre stage.


The opposite corners of the sentiment panel were pierced from the back and rubbed with green chalk. 



The panel was matted on matching green card stock, and then onto purple and some metallic butterflies added - they are more purple than the camera shows.


A simple card to construct and yet quite dramatic.

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Thanks for calling by - may your day be blessed. 


14 comments:

Lovely Linda said...

Hello maxine - this is so pretty! I love the Clean lines and the stunning colours you have used - they really pop! The paper piercing is effective in reverse and is a lovely touch for this card! Gorgeous Maxine - thanks for the inspiration! {{{hugs}}}

Susie Little said...

Gorgeous. I love the leaves in the background! Thank you for playing at Crafty Card Makers xx

Pami said...

This is beautiful Maxine, I just love the swirl and the colour combination is fab. Great idea with the corner piercing as well! Really effective. Thanks for sharing with us at LCI this week, hope to see you again soon! Pami x

Kary said...

So pretty, Maxine!! The sentiment is lovely, I love the font and the swirls. The butterflies you added are just the right touch to finish off the card. Love this!!

pinky said...

Beautiful take on our challenge.Thanks for joining us at LCI this week.
Pinky

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

This is gorgeous Maxine! Love your butterflies!

Amanda R said...

This is so elegant and I love the green flourish with the purple butterflies, lovely! Thanks for playing along at LCI this week!

Shelly Schmidt said...

CAS is perfect for this image! The paper piecing is a great embellishment and love the butterflies! Yes- very elegant- love your card- it's a beauty!

Amy Johnson said...

What a beautiful birthday card! I love the colors and the butterflies!

Cazro said...

A pretty CAS card, lovely piercing, thanks for sharing with us at TIOT. Caz

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card - love the green flourishes and the pretty butterflies
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa x

jonim52 said...

Very pretty in purple. Thanks for joining us at Sweeet Stamps.

Marlene said...

Oh, I love your paper piercing/inking technique. That's pretty crafty!

Shannah said...

So very pretty! I love these colours!
Hugs, Shannah xox