Monday, July 5, 2010

Purple Rose Birthday Card...

Hey Ya’ll,

Another one… Hope you like it. This was a birthday card for a dear friend of ours. Her favorite color is purple… as is ours, so we couldn’t wait to jump in on this one.

Again, this card was inspired by Jeannie Phillips. Thanks again Jeannie!!! It was a joy to reconstruct this and make is a little different, but we would have never thought of it had we not seen Jeannie’s.

This one has a lot of layers… so here goes… The Card is 5 ½” x 8 ½”. (8 ½” x 11” card stock folded in half) Matte 1 is from white card stock. It’s cut 5 ¼” x 8 ¼”. Matte 2 is from a patterned paper and cut 4 ¾” x 7 ¾”. The scalloped ovals are actually a scalloped circle from Storybook. We used the Gypsy and cut the large dark purple matte 5.50 in width and 8.00 in height. The white matte is 4.75 in width and 7.25 in height. The decorative matte is 4.25 in width and 6.75 in height.

The roses are from the Disney – Happily Ever After cartridge. The rose with the stem is cut at 4.00 in height. This was totally cut in green. The Rose Blossom without the stem was cut in solid purple and was also cut at 4.00 in height. There were two purple for every green cut for layering. The small white flowers are from Home Accents. NOTE: if you are doing the flowers with one sided paper, make sure you flip them and cut half one way and half the other. We used solid card stock, so we didn’t need this step. The green stem and blossoms were all cut at 1.25 in height, stems in dark green and blossoms in white. Those were put together using quilling glue. The small tag sticking out of the arrangement is a garden tag from Freshly Picked. It was cut out of tan card stock at 2.50 in height.

Finally, for the vase. This is actually the perfume bottle from the Summer in Paris Solutions Cartridge. This was cut at a height of 4.00. We cut the shadow layer with lavender card stock and then cut the ornamental layer with iridescent vellum. When cut and pulled from the sticky matte, we cut off the atomizer on top so that it looked like a fat little vase.

The roses were arranged on the card first, then the little white flowers poked in here and here and then the vase was added last. Some of the leaves were cut from the stems and simply glued on the left and right of the arrangement. Some roses are flat on the mattes below and some are on 3D dots to hold them out and add dimension. The vase was added using 3D dots.  The ribbon on the vase was added using about a 3 ¼” bow made out of ¾” ribbon.  NOTE: Every piece of this card accept for the white flowers was inked with a plum colored ink.

On the inside...  The white matte is 5 ¼” x 8 ¼”, the decorative matte is 4 ¾” x 73/4” and the sentiment matte is 4 ¼” x 7 ¼”. Again, these were all inked with the same color ink.


  1. OH look at y'all... this looks great... I am loving all the cards...I have have have to use that butterfly on the card with the vase and flowers...with the butterflies... Love alll of the cards... alllll of them... I am so excited to get to be inspired back!!... and I will be inspired back I can tell!!

    You included lots of info too..that gets lots of followers to your blog... that is a good thing...

    Beautiful job

  2. Thanks so much Ladies! We really appreciate the feedback. Glad you are enjoying the cards.

    Most Sincerely,
    Bobby & Jill

  3. Oh my! What a stunning card! Found you on the Cricut board & had to come see! Glad I did too. I'm too lazy to make cards like these, but I still love to be inspired, should I change my mind. LOL!

  4. I love your comments Beth. I am warning you though... Once you start, there is no turning back. We have been bitten by the bug and love every second of it!!!

  5. Hi guys - I love all of your cards - they are truly inspiring! I received two awards and am supposed to foward them to inspiring bloggers - The Trendy Blog Award and The Sunshine Award. Stop by to pic up the images!

  6. gorgeous! Love the dimension too.