Saturday, May 15, 2010

A Hug In A Letter

A Hug In a LetterThis next card made for my "Healing" art project used Tilda with Letter. While searching for greeting card sentiments, I came across "A hug in a letter to make you feel better."

Well, what a perfect match! So I began the card; this time I needed one with purples in it. I found a tutorial to make this Tri-Fold Shutter Card at SplitCoast Stampers so I decided to give it a try.

After doing a bazillion cuts and folds (okay, so I exaggerate; it was only a million or so) I finally got the thing put together, but not before my cat Dakotah knocked it around a few times, causing much swearing on my behalf.

The paper I used was My Mind's Eye Street Market Carefree "Graceful" Elegant Print / Poised Purple Paper (# 291048). I used Bazzil Basics Bouquet and Purple Palisades which was inked using ColorBox chalk ink.

TriFoldCard openingI wrapped a ribbon around the middle bottom panel and added an old pressed purple paper flower I had picked up at an art store going out of business years ago. I re-painted the center, and added some Copics for highlights and shadows (Y000 and V12). The sentiments were printed off and coloured with Y000.

Four Martha Stewart punches were used: The butterfly, deco fan, branch and leaves punches.

Tilda with Letter card flat
My Cuttlebug was used with Spellbinders round and scalloped round dies for behind Tilda, raised on foam for some dimension.

Finally, a few pearls were added for a touch of bling.

Here are the Copics used in this project:

Skin: E000, E00, R20
Hair: Y11, Y21, E97, E99
Dress and tights: V09, V12, V15, RV000, RV00
Envelope: R20, C0, C1

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL SUGGESTIONS AND COMMENTS ON MY LAST CARD. I WILL MAKE THE DRAW AND DECISION FOR THE WINNERS ON MONDAY SO YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO ENTER IF YOU WISH!

18 people wrote stuff:

Peggie said...

Just gorgeous. Love the purples.

Suzanne J Dean said...

And what a beautiful a hug it is--love these cards and your's has so many lovely accents--fabulous!

hugz,
Suzanne

Jean said...

I love purple so I love this.. adore the idea behind the Title.. such a sweet card and you did a great job with all your cards.. love your layout and the tri-fold on this one... Gorgeous card.
Hugs, Jean

Barb Hardeman said...

Maureen, this is a beautiful hug indeed - even if it is purple! I have such a hard time working with purple, but your card is so gorgeous it just made me feel better to look at it!!!! Tri-Shutter cards are always so much fun to make, and even though your cat might have attacked this one, it really delightful and looks none the worse for wear!

Julie said...

Just gorgeous! I love the colors.

Corinne's Place said...

Gorgeous card! Love the purples too.

paola said...

OH This is stunning Maureen i am not a great fan of purple, but your card is just so beautiful who wouldnt love it, and the MS butterfly is just the touch
smiles
Paola

Leonie said...

Just beautiful!!! Loev the papers you have used, just gorgeous as is Miss Tilda!! Love these cards!!
hugs
Leonie

Only By His Grace Papercrafting said...

Hi Maureen,
Love purple and love this fab card. Awesome job.
Hugs marion

Silvie Z said...

Maureen, your tri-fold shutter card is gorgeous and the coloring is beautiful! Love it!
Hugs,
Silvie from France

Patti Jo said...

Beautiful work Maureen! Love the purples and the details you put in this card. Fantastic!

Nancy said...

Beautiful card and I love the colors!
Hugs,
Nancy

Heather said...

Beautiful! And so intricate! Great job! :)

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful shutter card Maureen. I love the purple and yet Tilda, butterfly and the flower are layering so well on their own spot. Very cute!
Hugs,
Cabio

megline said...

Beautiful card,
Hugs, Line

Shelley said...

I love these shutter cards. You have done a great job.Love the colours and your image. hugs Shelley

Teresa said...

Well Purple is my favorite color, so I just love this card!! Also, I just learned to make this folding card and had a great time learning to do it. You're is beautiful! Hugs in an email, Teresa E.

Christine Riley said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the shades of purple and your coloring is beautiful!
Hugs, Christine

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