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Violet, orchid, lavender, grape. Whatever shade you prefer, PURPLE is our color for Day 3 of the Rainbow Mojo Give-Away! As you can tell, we're jumping around the color wheel in random fashion rather than tidily circling around it. For deets about this 10-day give-away, see this post.
Purple is a color I rarely use in papercrafting, but I have a lavender winter coat my sister gave me that restores my faith that spring will come eventually. So I made a very spring-inspired card for today using Out on a Limb, a fabulous PTI set, and wide lavender gingham ribbon. (FYI-in real life, the colors match better. Not sure what was going on with my camera to make the picture look so blue!)
Yesterday, Hannah Aitken asked how I attach ribbon to cards, especially to yesterday's Orange Card. Well, this ribbon is attached just as yesterday's ribbon using the one-hole knot technique. It's a technique I learned from LeAnne's tutorial here, and it is soooo easy and makes much flatter knots than the standard "wrap it around and double-knot it." It's what I use almost all the time. (Note: I have an anywhere hole punch with interchangeable tips for different sizes of hole. This comes in very handy for ribbon when you want the hole further from the edge than a standard punch will reach.)
Now for the Purple Mojo Give-away. It's a tad smaller than the others because I just don't have that much purple in my stash. Also, there WILL be Hero Arts bling in this give-away, but I ran out and have more being shipped as I type, so no worries there!
1. Two lengths of ribbon
2. One length of craft floss
3. Light purple prima flowers
4. Grape bling (twinkletoes sent me a hugely generous batch of all sorts of rhinestones and swarovski crystals that I couldn't possibly use in my lifetime...the purple ones are a reddish grape color included here; you'll see other colors in upcoming give-aways...thanks to twinkletoes!)
5. Spiral clips and safety pins
6. Plain small brads
7. Rhinestone brads
8. One package Hero Arts self-adhesive rhinestones (not shown
9. SEI buttons (also not shown)
Today's Rainbow Mojo Question: What stamp or stamp set in your collection makes you most think of spring?
For me, it's a toss-up between PTI's Out on a Limb blossoms that I used here and PTI's Everyday Blessings with its pretty crosses.