Friday, January 23, 2015

Big Purple

Several sets I have contain extremely large words. While I like the words, it's hard to do "different" things with them when you stick to CAS (and don't own the coordinating dies...or a die cut machine to use them on!). But I like how this one turned out.

The bling looks purple in real life...a perfect match for the reddish-purple amethyst ink, actually, but in the photo they look black. Weird. Anyway, I love the way the spiky branches work with the word birthday and the contrast with the flow of the cursive happy.

Have a fabulous weekend!

stamps: Papertrey Embellished Elegance
ink: Ancient Page amethyst, Hero Arts soft olive (I think)
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: rhinestones


  1. Thank you so much for making this card. I often feel when I use a large happy that the birthday has to follow underneath it to the right. Usually the loopy p's and y don't make this possible or pleasing to my eye. Thank you for shifting my perspective.

  2. It's a lovely card. I'd be interested to know how you finish the inside of your cards, please, or do you leave them blank? Thanks

  3. Excellent CAS design - the large happy is great.

  4. Oh my!
    Isn't it amazing how your eye just fills in what you know or expect?!
    I had to go back to the card to see the BIRTHDAY above the Happy
    How clever, Susan, as per usual!
    Love this card and thanks for your inspiration.

  5. Yes, I also love the 'spiky' things around the swirl.

  6. I like the spiky/curvy contrast too. Have a great weekend


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