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Saturday, March 5, 2022

Let's Craft and Create Challenge #181: Anything Goes, with an option of Purple and Green...


I'm so glad it's time for another Let's Craft and Create challenge, because that means it's the beginning of another month--and that month is March. We love to see March roll in here in Minnesota. It "might" mean lots of snow, but there's also a chance--a really good chance--of warmer weather, balmy breezes and lots of sunshine!

This month's challenge offers two options: Anything Goes or Purple and Green. I chose to make a card using purple and green.

I was in need of some thank you cards for my stash, so that's what I opted to make. I first cut a piece of ink resist DSP from Stampin' Up and applied some Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink to it. I used a paper towel to wipe any excess ink from the paper which revealed the dot pattern. When that was done, I cut my 4" X 5.25" piece of DSP in half lengthwise. Then I cut each half into pieces that would be appropriately sized for the die-cuts I wanted to use.

Once I had my pieces cut to size, I adhered them to a dark purple A2 card base. Then I die-cut my potted plants using purple or white papers for the pots and a few different greens for the plants. The "thanks" was a sentiment I already had in my stash, so I simply popped it up on foam tape.

As a final bit of sparkle, I added a gem to the top point of the macrame plant holder.

I added a blank white panel to the inside of my card so that there was lots of room to write a personal note of thanks.

Now it's your turn. Do you often create projects using purple and green? If not, use this challenge as a chance to give it a try. And if purple is one of your favorite colors, as it is mine, have fun digging out your purple papers and give it a go. There is lots of inspiration from the Design Team here.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.



Lynette said...

Oooh, I like all those plants and that each has its own sized panel. So pretty. Purple and green is such a great combination.

Glittered Paws said...

Love this - hmmm anything green/purple - I think I might have an idea. I think I am finally caught up - 23 card class kits cut and ready to go, St. Patrick's cards ready and now to start on some Easter cards. Love the DSP resist SU paper you used. I may have a piece of that somewhere. Oh but to find it. So more snow in MN. in March. I expect we will get a little more here - finicky month in MO.

designbydonna said...

Purple--just the choice for you. Pretty card. I like the ink resist background paper. Cutting it into rectangles gives each plant an importance. I usually use this combo for Halloween cards. I'll have to give this some thought and look through my stash to see what I can create with that combo.

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh fab card Cheryl, the purple and green theme looks great with you pretty plants! Haven't heard of ink resist paper before, that's a new one for me!

Patti J said...

How cute is this!?! Love the colors!!! Another beautiful card - way to go!