Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Purple Rose

My husband and I are participating in the PurpleStride2016 Walk on June 11th -- we are helping to raise money (and awareness) for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Most people know that we care deeply for this cause, as my mother passed away from this disease in February 2014. 

I wanted to create some thank-you cards for the people that have donated to our page. When I found Lou Kitzelman's card on Pinterest.... I knew that I had to create something similar. I wanted to use the color of purple.... as that is the color for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness, and roses are my mother's favorite flower.  Thanks Lou!

This card was a bit harder than I thought it would be. I started by cutting the base 5.5x4.25 in Elegant Eggplant, and then die-cutting the rose piece in that same color. (I did not adhere the die-cut rose piece to the base until after the white piece was finished). I then cut a 5.25x4 in Whisper White. On the White cardstock, I stamped the rose stamp. I used my AquaPainter to color in the rose and leaves.

After matting the White cardstock (elegant eggplant), I laid them together, so that I could place the die-cut rose piece in the correct position when the card is closed. I realized that the back of the card would show the edges of the die-cut piece on the back, so I placed another 5.5x4.25 piece of Eggplant cardstock on the back (hiding it).

I finished the white insert part with eggplant ribbon and the 'Thank You' sentiment.

I know....loads of layers on this card.  As you can see from my photo.... I attached a white piece of cardstock on the back of the insert too -- for my note of thanks and where I could sign our names.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Rose Wonder
Ink - Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Memento
Paper - Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Rose Garden Thinlits, AquaPainter, glue dots, dimensionals, Elegant Eggplant Grosgrain Ribbon


  1. (Love your header and quote!) :) What a gorgeous card, it's stunning!!! You did a wonderful job! God bless those that are walking to raise awareness and funds to fight that dreaded disease; God bless you and your husband, Diane! Thanks for sharing your beauty, inside and out! Hugs!!

    1. Awe... thanks so very much Donna! Your words warm my heart! hugs!


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