Botanical Builders Purple Flowers Birthday Card

by Joanne James30. January 2016 08:50

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper PlayersThis week it is the turn of the sweet Jaydee to host and she has a tic-tac-toe for you to play along with:


When I was considering which squares to use to create my card, I noticed that none of the other girls on the team had used purple. This is one of my favourite colours, so I decided to use this as my starting point. I was also drawn to the black and white striped background and central focal image of Connie Collins' card for 'Case The Designer' over at The Global Design Project, so wanted to combine the two. I settled on the top row - flowers, bling, purple - for my card today:

My background paper is from the 'Go Wild' paper stack - these papers are not just great for animal prints! I used a trio of purples for my flowers, die cut using the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, and I used them to frame my birthday sentiment from the Tin of Cards stamp set - I just love the fonts in this set. My 'bling' is in the form of a liberal dose of Wink of Stella on my main flower and a scattering of rhinestones across my card. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Linda Callahan
Hannelie Bester
Colleen Begley
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 


I look forward to seeing what you create with this week's tic-tac-toe challenge - so many creative possibilities! Rebecca is playing in a hockey tournament today so I shall be wrapped up warm with a mug of tea in hand as I watch and hoping for a little craft time this afternoon. Enjoy your Sunday however you are spending it!

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (10) -

Eimear Carvill
Eimear CarvillUnited Kingdom
1/31/2016 10:02:32 AM #

Oh I love this Joanne, it's gorgeous!


Paula Dobson
Paula DobsonNew Zealand
1/31/2016 6:07:41 PM #

Love your DSP answer to the striped background inspiration from Connie's project.  It works beautifully with the gorgeous purple flower spray on your card.  I love the touch of Wink of Stella too.  Thanks for playing with us at Global Design Project.


Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
1/31/2016 8:36:21 PM #

So rich and elegant in purple and black!  Love the added sparkle!


LaurieUnited States
2/1/2016 12:39:46 AM #

I agree, the purple and black is so rich....such a stunning color combo. I really like the bit of green. I can see the Wink,too, love that stuff! Have a great week Joanne!


Mona Pendleton
Mona PendletonUnited States
2/1/2016 5:26:50 PM #

Gorgeous card! Love the beautiful blossoms! Thanks for the inspiration!


Connie Collins
Connie CollinsUnited States
2/1/2016 5:47:35 PM #

Joanne, this card is so pretty. I especially love how you added shimmer to the largest flower. This was a great use of both challenges. Thanks for playing along at Global Design Project.


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
2/1/2016 6:08:44 PM #

Oh, I just ADORE those purple flowers!!!!!!!!!  They make me happy!  The black/white striped background make them POP off the card!  This card is FABULOUS, My Friend!  XX


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
2/2/2016 12:42:08 PM #

Black/white with purple is such an elegant and regal combination here especially with the bold striped paper.  Love the way you've layered the purples on the flowers and, of course, the wink of stella is spectacular!  Gorgeous card, my friend!


Colleen Begley
Colleen BegleyUnited States
2/4/2016 12:21:26 AM #

I also like this color combo, black, white and purple. A very pretty birthday card.


krista frattin
krista frattinCanada
2/4/2016 9:31:15 PM #

I am loving those colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank-you for taking the Global Design Project Challenge!


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