Friday, February 9, 2018

Purple Valentine


When I was playing with Distress Oxide Inks and glossy paper recently, I had a large piece left over, so I decided to make a Valentine with purple colors. I die-cut this unbranded heart with white and the water colored paper, then placed the negatives back into the die. It's tedious work, but it's what I enjoy doing. The little white heart in the die needed something, so I added some purple gemstones in a heart shape on top. The sentiment die is from PTI and I die-cut the little heart from the matching paper and added another little purple gemstone to finish it off. The card base is a rich, royal purple color but it appears more burgundy in the photo.

I'm going to enter this into the DCC27 Repeat Impressions challenge - "A Way with Words." I used one word "LOVE" which pretty much says it all on a Valentine.

 Thanks for checking in and make it a great Friday!

Carol

15 comments:

Wendy said...

OMGosh, this is so pretty, Carol! I love the way your mind works with always making different things! This one with the negative pieces in purple really makes it pop along with the pretty rhinestones! Fabulous card as always! TFS and have yourself a great day! :)

Daffodil Cards said...

So lovely, what a great die and love the effect of the inks, as you say the word Love says it all for this card.
Faith
x

Esther Asbury said...

Such a pretty card! I've been wanting to do some oxide and glossy paper experiments, but haven't gotten around to it yet! Your card inspires me! I'm so happy you linked this up to the "Way with Words" challenge over at The House That Stamps Built!

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Carol, you created a super background for your beautiful die.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

scrAPpamondo said...

AMAZING!!! Fabulous work with your inked paper and that beautiful heart!! The heart of blings and the Love word with the heart inlay look both so lovely!! Really a wonderful work!!
... I'm still waiting my unbranded dies by December.... :( Hope that they will arrive...!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very gorgeous with those colors and the mosaic pattern of the heart die. Thanks for sharing this.

jimlynn said...

Carol, I LOVE this! The purple looks great for a Valentine card! That die you used is so pretty and the gems set it off perfectly. Great background on it too. LOVE!
Lynn

Liz said...

Stunning card, Carol. I love the mosaic heart, worth all the effort assembling it. The colours are beautiful. xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I know how you love purple and this came out fantastic. I love that heart die and I need to go fishing in my stash for that LOVE die from PTI. Thanks for the reminder!

JD/ Jill said...

What a beautiful card! Looks like a lot of work but so worth it! Would you believe that I don't have any Distress Oxide ink yet? Now I know I need to get some!

Stampsnob. said...

Heart inside a heart beautiful Love the mosaic .............Lis

MaryH said...

I know you love purple! It looks really pretty on this one, and I love the mosaic look to this heart. (I noticed that all the little bits matched just perfectly! Tedious, I should say so). Loved the jewel heart detail, and the sentiment finished off this watercolor DOX just to a fine T. TFS & happy wkend.

Heather said...

This is gorgeous!! That oxide paper you created is beautiful and it looks amazing inlaid back into that die! It must have taken forever, but it was so worth it. I think the purple rhinestones were the perfect addition. Thanks for playing with The House that Stamps Built.

aussie aNNie said...

This is so pretty, love the UB die too, great choice of colours and your DO turned out fabulous.x [aNNie]
 ❤️

Janice M said...

Wow! This is very eye catching for sure! It may take time to switch out all those pieces but it sure is worth it in the end. What a beauty!