Here is the inspiration photo. I knew I wanted to make a card with gradient shades of purple.
At first I really wanted to use ribbon, but I didn't have shades of the same color, and SU doesn't have a good purple selection. I thought about buying some, but I wasn't pleased with what I found at the stores either. My next thought was to color tissue paper. I tried using my SU markers, but they didn't look right, so I took the plunge and invested in my first set of Copic Markers. :)
The good news is I found a website that has a GREAT price on Copics. (CarpeDiem) The bad news is that I couldn't try them out online, and when I got them in person they were more grey than lavender and purple. Thankfully I do like the colors though and want to get more so I have a better range to play with.
The focal piece was made by coloring layers of Copic onto tissue paper and then folding the tissue paper where the layers overlap. Then I glued it down to a piece of Whisper White cardstock and layered that on Concord Crush (retired) cardstock with the bottom scalloped.
Part of creativity is trying new things. Sometimes it works, other times it doesn't. There are even times where the end result turns out better than you imagined. This wasn't one of those times for me, but it's still an interesting card and one I will be proud to send.
Card Recipe: (Mostly SU unless otherwise mentioned)
Stamps: Flower Shop, Tiny Tags (Retired)
Paper: Concord Crush (Retired), Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Tissue Paper
Inks: Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush
Copics: FV2, BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29
Misc: Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Pansy Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch (Retired), Bitty Butterfly Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Sparkly Jewel (LSS)
|Flower Shop Clear Mount Bundle|
Get Punch & Stamp Set Together to Save $$$ :)
|Fancy Fan Embossing Folder|