Hushed purple

Hello all!
Thanks for your comments yesterday - they really keep a blogger going, which, as fellow bloggers, I'm sure you all know. ;)

To answer a few questions; I was in a homeschooling tournament down around Philadelphia, and yes, I do play sports. Sometimes my crafting and playing volleyball (my favorite sport) conflict, which is why I can get way off schedule in blogging.
And my next tournament is May 3rd. Pretty exciting for me. :)

Anyways, here is the card for today, using one of this months SSC Card challenge, which you can view HERE

I loved my Digi Thinking card so much, I wanted to replicate it with THIS beautiful free digi paper from Vinnie Pearce. I'm usually not a big fan of purple, but when I saw the kit ...{sigh}. And happily, I had some purple ribbon that I had been saving for something like this. 

Oh, in case you wondering, the ruffled edge is tissue - a clean tissue. I needed something soft and flowy, and well, tissues kinda fit the description, plus I didn't have any white ribbon. You just gotta work with what you have. ;)

Thanks for stopping in!

Hushed Purple card recipe
Cardstock: Halcraft
Patterned paper: Vinnie Pearce digi
Stamp: Hero Arts "Thinking of You messages"
Ink: Martha Stewart
Ribbon: unknown
Images: DCWV Home Adornments
Half pearls: Basic Grey Opal
Other: thread, tissue, recycled chipboard

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, sewing machine, scissors


  1. Wow never thought of using tissue! Glad to know it is clean! Ha Ha! Cute card!

  2. SUch a clever idea to use a tissue! Beautiful effect! And such a beautiful card! Love the colors (and this yummy ribbon!) ;-)

  3. How lovely! Love the subtle image and the stitching and ribbon! :)

  4. gorgeous! wow! beautiful background and design. LOVE the tissue ruffles!

  5. So pretty Clare, I love the tissue idea, I've got to try that! BTW, your new banner rocks!

  6. Love the ruffled ribbon along the bottom Clare- so pretty.

  7. Saw this on flickr and just had to come check it out! Simply breathtaking! You totally ROCK, Clare! I love your style!

  8. So soft and romantic, love this one so much!


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