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Passionate Purple: Nancy’s View

by: Nancy Thaut, Artistic Guide

Passionate Purple Mermaid

Finished Card Size: 4.25” x 5.5”


Chinese symbol [Local King Rubber Stamp]
Forever Valentine by Ching Chou Kuiks [Sweet Pea Stamps]
Happy Birthday [Sweet Impressions]
Scrap and Stash papers [unknown]
Purple Hydrangea Versa Magic [Tsukineko]
Pearlescent Purple Brilliance [Tsukineko]
Purple Floral Embellishment [Recollections]
Exotic Butterfly small [Cheery Lyn Designs]
Paper Edger Scissors [Provo Craft]
Various Copic Pens [.Too, Inc.]
Souffle Pen [Sakura]
Gelly Roll Pens [Sakura]
Purple Glitter Glue [Studio G]
Stickles Icicle Glitter Glue [Ranger]
Flower punch [EK Success]
Brads and gem [Stash]
Manual die cutting machine



My granddaughter‘s birthday is this month and I wanted to make something really glitzy for her.

  1. I began by stamping the coins on a pale lavender paper with light purple ink and ran the end of the pad around the edge of the paper.  I stamped the mermaid with purple ink.

  2. I colored the mermaid and background with various pens.  (When I color I don’t always use just one type of pen.  I use whatever is in my drawer with the color shade that best suits my needs and the paper I’m using.  When I finished coloring I mounted on a dark purple scrap of paper.)

  3. I cut the dark paper with edger scissors and lay of my background paper to see how much room I had for a text stamp. I found medium purple paper and stamped the words “Happy Birthday“ and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then trimmed with edger scissors, glued to background paper, punched holes slid the brads through the two layers and attached to the base card.
  4. The new die cuts being produced are getting more detailed. I’ve had trouble before with getting a good cut. With these “Cheery Lyn Design” dies, I’ve been able to get a clean cut every time using this metal sheet.  I use a Cuttlebug and use the white base, clear cutting base C, metal plate, die facing upward with paper right side down and clear cutting base B on top.  By running this combination of bases I’m able to get a clean cut every time.

  5. The butterfly has dark glitter around the edges and the middle.  The lower group of flowers are a combination of three colors of flowers.  There are two flowers with a small brad used to make each set.  Once they were stuck with pop-dots in a cluster and adhered to the card, I added glitter glue.  The flower in her hair is a punched flower with a gem added to the middle, a little glitter glue and adhered with a pop dot.

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  1. She's gorgeous!!! I'm crazy for purple and I love those purple butterflies with all the wonderful detail! Beautiful card Nancy 🙂