December 14, 2016


This card was one of the toughest I've had to come up with for the 30 Days of Creativity Challenge hosted by Pretty Paper so far. You see, the prompt for this day was ACRYLIC. Acrylic, yeah. I usually don't use acrylic in my cardmaking, except for the acrylic blocks on which I stick my stamps.

What to do?

A couple months ago, I had given my Gelli Plate a try and made some rudimentary prints. I use acrylic paints to do these prints. So, I shuffled through the pathetic prints I had, trying to find SOMEthing that might work for a card. 

Well, I finally came across this purple on white print. Very basic, done with a stencil. But, when I looked at it, it reminded me of gusting wind during a winter snowstorm.

So I cut the print down to proper size and used it for my background, and this card was born:

To me, the dimension of this card in all its layers is especially appealing.

Don't you just love the neat line of "stitching" on the darker purple circle? 
That is one of the 12 dies that were available only during November. 
But, don't worry. Stampin' Up! will be bringing them back in their annual catalog in June!

At first, I was struck by how BUSY this card was. When my husband professed to like it a lot, I questioned the busy-ness. He shrugged. I must admit that the card has grown on me, and now whenever I look at it, I feel somewhat delighted inside.



  1. Very pretty card, love the shades of blue!!

  2. That dark purple circle almost looks like leather in the photo. I don't think the card is too busy at all, probably because it is two main colors so everything flows nicely. But then again I love all of the cards you make.

    Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity

  3. So very pretty; I love all that purple!

  4. Such a pretty card and it's my favorite color purple! Found you via #FridayFrivolity

  5. Thanks for sharing at the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

  6. beautiful and my fav color too. Hopped over from Marilyns today xo

  7. What a stunning card! Of course the color is beautiful too, especially as it's my favorite! Thanks for sharing this at the DI & DI link party. Merry Christmas!

  8. It would make me smile inside too Linda. It's really, really pretty and the layers are lovely. It draws your eye in. Beautiful job