Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Purple Petunias

In our front flower bed I often plant a row of annuals to go with my perennials.  Because it's west facing I usually choose hardy and heat tolerant flowers like marigolds and petunias.  So when I stamped out this beautiful flower from Bees and Blooms it got me thinking of some of the purpley-burgundy striped petunias I've planted in the past, so that's how I coloured them.


I've also been having fun with the A2 Curved Borders from Spellbinders and I thought it would make  an interesting edge to the card.  The blooms are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Flourishes Classic White, then coloured up with Copics for that purple-petunia look (even though they're really apple blossoms), then framed with black cardstock and Color Made Easy - Crocus Cardstock as the base.  


This is a quick and easy card.  I stamped the beautiful sentiment with Memento Elderberry ink, then looped some 1/8 inch velvet ribbon through the cutouts in the border design and added some pretty black rhinestones throughout to finish it off.   


I should give this to my husband who just ran a 5 K on Sunday.  I'm proud of him as it's just 3 months after major surgery.  :)  He's fearfully and wonderfully made!

14 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow stunning card Christine love the edge on the card so different.

greetings karin

Marisa said...

Beautiful flowers and love the wavy edge.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I just saw some purple petunias at the store this afternoon... so pretty! Your card is just lovely!

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous!

Rosy Newlun said...

What glowing petunias!!! Spectacular card :)

Jill Norwood said...

Lovely card! Beautiful coloring and stamping! Love the decorative edge!

Misti said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love that curved borders!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Oooooo... Gorgeous Christine! Love the lilac colour! Don't ya love the Spellbinder A2 card dies?!? Stunning!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful!!!Great coloring!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, just love how you used the border die, and such lovely coloring, great design!
How fantastic that your husband has come such a long way and recovered so well from his surgery!!

TLady said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A LOVELY CARD CHRISTINE!!!!!!!!! :) AND THAT DIE!!!!!!!!!!! :) VERY NICE!!!!!! :) YES, I think your husband would enjoy THIS CARD!!!!!!!! :)

Chrisanna Fagan said...

LUV LUV LUV THE PETUNIAS !!!!!

stampqueen said...

Aaakkk - purple awesome!!!! Love it!!!

Cyndi said...

Just beautiful! Love purple and awesome coloring!