Purple Inspiration

Today I’m playing along with the Altenew April Inspiration Challenge with some new stamps I received this week.

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The first card I made for the challenge is using this beautiful Persian Motifs set.

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I love these flowers and they are gorgeous heat embossed in gold. I stamped the flowers using Versamark ink in my MISTI and then heat embossed them in gold. I used Winsor & Newton Watercolor Pens and painted the flowers. I love the deep pigment in these easy to use pens.

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Once the colors were dry, I used the coordinating dies to mask off the flowers so that I could spray the background with some gold. Then I used the Label Love set to stamp the sentiment in Versafine ink. I adhered the sentiment with some foam tape and I also took a black marker around the sentiment to cover any white corners.

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For my second card, I used the Dodec die and ran it through with some Bristol Smooth paper in my Big Shot. I loved the pattern and decided to keep it intact, and glued the whole image to a white cardbase.

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Then I took Distress Ink in Victorian Velvet, Seedless Grape, and Wilted Violet and blended them onto the card. I wanted to add a little sparkle, so I took out my glue pen and purple micro-fine glitter and added it to portions of the card.

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I added the sentiment on black and white heat embossed it and some Purple Rain Nuvo Glitter Drops at the end.

For my last card, I used and an older set, Wild Hibiscus, to make a Mother’s Day card.

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I had made this background with a bunch of others and thought it would be perfect for a Mother’s Day card. For the background, I used glossy photo paper and distress oxides spritzed with water. I love making background with Distress Oxides and using Distress Mico Glaze to reveal the beautiful colors. For more info on how to create these background check out this post. After the background was dry, I used my MISTI to stamp the images and sentiment in Versafine Ink and clear heat embossed them. Note that your heat tool should be extra hot and work quickly as it will melt the glossy paper a bit. (see below but I like this crackled look. I added some Crushed Grape Nuvo drops at the end for some embellishments.

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope your week is starting off well!

PS. I also submitted this card for the Time Out Challenge.

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Supplies

*Listed below are the products I used and contain affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! All products were personally purchased.

Altenew -  Label Love
Altenew – Label Love
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Altenew -  Wild Hibiscus
Altenew – Wild Hibiscus
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Altenew - Focus On You
Altenew – Focus On You
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Altenew - Persian Motifs
Altenew – Persian Motifs
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Altenew - Dodec Cover Plate
Altenew – Dodec Cover Plate
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Altenew - Persian Motifs
Altenew – Persian Motifs
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Strathmore - Bristol Smooth
Strathmore – Bristol Smooth
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Strathmore - Watercolor Paper Pad
Strathmore – Watercolor Paper
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Elizabeth Craft Designs - Silk Microfine Glitter - Bright Grape
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Silk Microfine Glitter – Bright Grape
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Tonic Studios - Nuvo Collection - Crystal Drops Gloss - Crushed Grape
Tonic Studios – Nuvo Collection – Crystal Drops Gloss – Crushed Grape
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Tonic Studios - Nuvo Collection - Glitterl Drops - Purple Rain
Tonic Studios – Nuvo Collection – Glitterl Drops – Purple Rain
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Brutus Monroe - Embossing Powder - Ultra Fine - Gilded
Brutus Monroe – Embossing Powder – Ultra Fine – Gilded
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Hero Arts Embossing Powder -  Detail Clear
Hero Arts Embossing Powder – Detail Clear
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Hero Arts Embossing Powder - Detail White
Hero Arts Embossing Powder – Detail White
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3M Scotch Double Foam Tape
3M Scotch Double Foam Tape
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Tombow - Glue Pen
Tombow – Glue Pen
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Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tape Runner
Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tape Runner
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Seedless Preserves
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Seedless Preserves
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Victorian Velvet
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Victorian Velvet
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Wilted Violet
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Wilted Violet
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pad Kit - 2017 Bundle One
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Oxides Ink Pad Kit – 2017 Bundle One
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pad Kit - 2017 Bundle Two
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Oxides Ink Pad Kit – 2017 Bundle Two
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pad Kit - 2018 Bundle Three
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Oxides Ink Pad Kit – 2018 Bundle Three
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Tsukineko - VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad - Onyx Black
Tsukineko – VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad – Onyx Black
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Tsukineko - VersaMark Ink Pad
Tsukineko – VersaMark Ink Pad
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Heidi Swapp - Color Shine Iridescent Spritz - Gold Lame
Heidi Swapp – Color Shine Iridescent Spritz – Gold Lame
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Hero Arts - Wagner - HT400 Precision Heat Tool
Hero Arts – Wagner – HT400 Precision Heat Tool
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Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper, 5x7, 12 pk
Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper, 5×7, 12 pk
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MISTI Stamping Tool
MISTI Stamping Tool
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Micro Glaze
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Micro Glaze
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Sizzix - Big Shot Machine
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine
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Winsor Newton - Watercolor Marker Set of 12
Winsor Newton – Watercolor Marker Set of 12
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  1. Wow, you’ve been so busy and all of these are works of art!! Your card for our challenge is so beautiful. Love the background you created and leaving the flower images in black is so stylish. Stunning card and always so wonderful to see you at TIME OUT!

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  2. Gorgeous cards using Altenew stamps! I love the artsy look of all of these and the colors are so vivid and rich. Thank you for joining us at Time Out Challenges!

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