Hello! Welcome to day four of five posts from my 17-year-old-step-daugther, Kay. (You can find out more about this HERE.) Enjoy – this one is funny…
Hello my lovely minions – er, that is, blog readers.
Today’s card is a reaction card. After my orange card went up last week, I was reading through the comments and I couldn’t help but notice that quite a few of you are averse to the color purple.
Honestly, I suggest that the lot of you make a “Purplephobians Anonymous” group together. I will be your mentor. We can talk you through this problem, because its okay and we all accept you. Purplephobia is a common problem and it’s not a choice that you made – you were born with it. And we understand.
So, to help make a stand against the color purple, I have crafted my second monochromatic card of the blog week. I present to you: The Seven Step Purple People Eater (actually, that’s what we’ll call the group. Purple People Eaters Anonymous. And it will be a seven step process. Just like this card.)
The 7 Step Purple People Eater is a relatively simple card to make…
Step 1: Using the darker colored notecard, cover it with Spun Sugar Distress Ink. Coat it. Put emphasis on the edges, since it will give it more of an aged feel. On your lighter notecard, coat one side with Spun Sugar, and coat the other half with Chipped Sapphire. Once that is dry, do a layer of Picked Raspberry. Then a layer of Spun Sugar.
Step 2: Cut the light notecard side (smeared with Spun Sugar) into 4 1.5” X 1.5” squares. Cut a 3.5” X 3.5” square out of the side smeared with many layers of Distress Inks. This gives you the smaller squares and the square that they are mounted on.
Step 3: Stamp the four flowers onto white cardstock using the Black Memento Ink, and carefully color them in with purple copics markers in varying shades. Cut out – meticulously. The one that’s in the circle? Cut it OUT of the circle. Or leave it in. Whatever.
Step 4: Adhesive glue 1 flower to each of the 4 little squares, as shown.
Step 5: Mount the flower covered squares to the darker backdrop using Pop Dot things and adhesive the whole thing to the notecard that you covered ONLY with Spun Sugar Distress Ink
Step 6: On white cardstock, color a certain area – large enough for the greeting – with a purple Copic marker (I used V06). Stamp the greeting on it in Black Memento Ink. Using a paper trimmer, cut the whole business out.
Step 7: Cover a bigger area of white cardstock in Dusty Concord Distress ink, mount the greeting onto it, and use a paper trimmer to trim off excess paper until you have a tidy, mounted rectangle. Using adhesive, attach this to the card.
And before you know it – you have conquered your fear of purple!
If your fear extends to other colors than purple (and orange, as seen in a previous post), make this same card in the color that you fear most. Because no matter what, we love you.
Wishing you all the best in your adventures with these words of wisdom:
William Shakespeare once said “Don’t stalketh thee on facebook if thou cannot speak to thee in person.” (Remember – I am a teenager. Facebook is important.)
Keep that in mind in The Purple People Eaters Anonymous.
I also wanted to share some news. You all know I am a big fan of My Favorite Things. They have a new member on their team – the oh-so-sweet Lisa Johnson. She will have her own line of stamps – Lisa Johnson Designs – available in August. I can’t wait to see what she creates! You can see more information HERE.
I also am a big fan of Paper Smooches stamps. Be sure to check out their blog HERE. This new Buckeroo set? I need to get that for Kay – she used to love horses!
Thanks for stopping by.