Monday, February 6, 2017

Purple Flowers

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I recently had a spend with a local craft importing firm, and bought some gorgeous textural Stamps by Ryn - the leaves on this card are from that set.


Another purchase was the layering set by Altnew - Bold Blossoms, and the Shades of Purple ink set.


I used three of the purple inks and black on the last, outline layer stamp.


The leaves were stamped in a bottle ink, and wee (nail) gems in purple were added for the flowers on the vine.  I have had the nail gems for years, and this is the first time I have used them.


The sentiment was inked with versamark ink, then the darkest purple ink, stamped and clear embossed.


The big die cut is from the ODBD Lavish Layers set of dies - the first time I have used this the largest one. I also stamped some of the leaves around the edge of the card base in Memento Bamboo Leaves ink to add some extra interest.

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28 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A delicate and feminine design - just lovely Maxine! Happy new week!

Loll said...

Your card is beautiful and elegant Maxine. So many wonderful elements that come together into one gorgeous design. xx

Barb said...

A really beautiful card Maxine. The leaves are a very stylish stamp and I can see you using that a great deal. I love the colours of your rose. Barbxx

aussie aNNie said...

Stamps by Ryn are absolutely beautiful, I have a couple too and nice to see you are using them. Beautiful result Maxine.x{aNNie}

Monica said...

Nice craft shopping there, Maxine. I love the purple rose and all it's hues. Lovely leaf stamp and nestie too.

Lots of love,

Monica

Mac Mable said...

Love how you mixed the stamp sets. Such a pretty card and loving all the elements x

Sue said...

Your purple rose and detailed die-cut are beautiful, Maxine. I like your layout too x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Loads of NBUS there Maxine, love the stamps and dies how good you were able to source locally.
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Suchi said...

These stamps are pretty and you made this card beautifully!! :)
Suchi xx

Olga Fink said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love the design and the colors!
xoxo Olga

Gerrina said...

The combu of the stamped leaves and the purple flower looks great! An elegant card Maxine!

Marilyn said...

Thanks for popping by and leaving such a nice comment Maxine. I have been so out of touch with blogging but now that we are finally moved, I will be around much more.
Beautiful card. Love the leaves (I have her raindrop stamps and they are gorgeous) and that big rose is spectactular!

MaryH said...

An excellent choice of places to spend your $$$! Ryn's stamps are amazing (did you see the raindrops?) and of course that Altenew layered flower is gorgeous. You've done both of the stamp sets proud, and I love the muted tones of the vinery & background, to showcase the bold color of that rose. Excellent work on the layering too. The combination of the vines & flowers make a splendid composition! TFS & Hugs

Brenda said...

What a beautiful card Maxine! I love those leaves, they look so pretty and that flower is just gorgeous! Great job at lining up all the layers to it. Love the purple gem flowers too, they look great on this card! Hugs, Brenda

Carol said...

Such a pretty and delicate design Maxine, gorgeous card. Carol x

jimlynn said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love the frame on here and your entire card Maxine. Beautiful.
Lynn

MiamiKel said...

Oh my goodness, Maxine - how beautiful! What a burst of color and loveliness! Looks like a nice spend, my friend - stamps that are drool worthy! I love your use of color and how you always have the special little touches ♥ Inky hugs!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a gorgeous card!

Ellibelle said...

A gorgeous creation Maxine. Perfect sketch to show off that beautiful die cut and gorgeous flower.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, your card is stunning! I love the flower! WOW!!!

brenda said...

Such pretty delicate stamping Maxine and then that gorgeous pop of purple with the lovely flower, many thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

B x

Lovely Linda said...

This is stunning Maxine - I love that stamp set and the nail bling is a lovely touch. You have ROECKED another card my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Becca Cruger said...

I love how vintage and chic this is, Maxine! The lacy edges are stunning!

Angela Bode said...

So very pretty!!! THe rose is gorgeous and I love the pretty leaves climbing up the card! Beautiful card!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh Maxine, this card is so soft and pretty, and I just love that pretty die : ) Beautiful card!

Monika Reeck said...

you have adorable DIES Maxine
I am a bit jealous
Soft color and love the added of the leaves stamp there too
sweet card my friend

Hetty said...

Beautiful card, with a great die cut.

Aurora Aurelia said...

Beautiful card.. Thank you for sharing your project with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge #51.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. and Good Luck at the draw.. xx ~RoRa