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Passionate Purple: Nola’s View

I love the color Purple, always have--all shades of it!

by: Nola Burkhard, Artistic Guide

Finished Size: 5.5" x 4.25"


Stamps: (all by Stampin' Up!)
Mixed Bunch
Creative Elements
Papaya Collage
Inks: (all by Stampin' Up!)
Rich Razzelberry
Daffodil Delight
Wistera Wonder
Summer Sun
Paper:  (all by Stampin' Up!)
Perfect Plum
Rich Razzelberry
Whisper White
Pattern paper Floral District
Ribbon-Daffodil Delight Stitched Narrow (Stampin' Up!)
Gold Brads (Stampin Up!)
Edgelits Lace Die  (Sizzix)
Big Shot (Sizzix)
3/4 Inch Circle Punch
dhesives-Red Sticky Tape, Glue, Dimensionals
Poker of some sort, scissors


  1. Take a scrap of paper in Razzelberry that is at least 5.5" x 1".  Using your Big Shot or some other manual die cut machine, run the paper through it with the cute lace edgelit to create this pretty edge.  Take your poker and poke out the little scraps that are still stuck inthe paper. You will also need a needle to get them out of the edgelit or they will build up over time and you won't get a good, clean cut. Even the part that is cut from the edgelit has a nice pattern to it--I keep mine for future projects. You just never know!
  2. Glue your pattern paper onto the front of your cardstock. Set aside.
  3. Take your poker and make some small holes in the pattern paper where you want to put your gold brads.  I used three as it just looks better with an odd number.  Attach the brads and then glue the paper to the front of your card.
  4. Glue the Razzelberry edgelit paper on top of the pattern paper, notice it is the same length as the actual card.  I call that a "belt."
  5. To make your square knot, I found this to be quite easy.  I got the idea from "Stamping with the 411 Operators." Using a small tube-like object (see my Stampin' Mist bottle, tie a double knot around it.  Slip the knot off the bottle and lay it down on your card.
  6. Using Red Sticky Tape, or some kind of double adhesive tape, lay it across the edgelit all the way across it except where the KNOT is.  Rub and peel off the "red" part of the tape.
  7. Lay your ribbon down along the tape.  Notice the loop is still in the ribbon.  This is where it was tied around the bottle.
  8. Take your scissors and snip in the center of the loop.  This gives you a really GREAT knot and it lays really well.  So simple and easy!
  9. My Yellow paper that is behind my focal point is actually pattern paper from the same pattern DSP (designer series paper)  Floral District.  I took a photo of it to show you what a nice design this is and how well it goes with the colors of the card.
  10. Glue that to the center of your card.
  11. Take the 2 flower stamps that you want to use to make your own background on the white paper and mount them both on the clear block at the same time.  This way you can stamp all the flowers in one color then flip it over and stamp the other flowers in another color and then clean both stamps at the same time.  I used Daffodil Delight and Wisteria Wonder for my flowers.
  12. I wanted my label area to be a brighter yellow than the back ground yellow so I used a marker in Summer Sun and colored right onto the stamp and then gave it a good huff  ("haaaaa" sound) to make sure the ink was still moist before I stamped it on the paper.
  13. Stamp a flower in Razzelberry ink onto a scrap of Plum paper and punch it out using the .75" punch. Take your poker and make a small hole in the middle of the flower and put in another brad.
  14. Using a dimensional, mount the plum circle to the middle of the yellow label.
  15. Stamp the butterfly with Razzelberry in and then take your Summer Sun marker and draw along the edge of the stamp with it to create the color along the butterfly's wings. It came out sort of a Mustard color.  Make sure you wipe the marker along your stamp scrubbing block to wipe away the purple color from the marker.
  16. Glue the white pannel to the front of the card and you're all done.

I hope you enjoyed my project for this month.

See you soon,

Nola J. Burkhard
Artistic Guide


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2 Responses »

  1. Ohhhh Nola, Your card is so refreshing and detailed. By refreshing I mean it's crisp and eye catching with wonderful details and superb layout. I love what you've done with the color purple...my favorite!!! 😀
    ALSO, I just realized that you left me a very sweet comment on my card for June (LOL..I'm not behind or anything) and I just wanted to say thank you so much! That was very nice and made my day!
    hugs to you,
    Lisa xx

  2. This is gorgeous Nola! I love your card. What a great idea for making a bow. I am going to try this on my next card!
    Marie XX