Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sweet Plum

This week at Simon Says stamp and Show we are sharing our favorite ink pads.One of my many favorite ink pads is the lovely Sweet Plum from Memento.  It wasn't easy to pick a favorite. Much of my inspiration is driven by color and I have a large selection of ink pads.

I decided to create a background by inking up the craft mat with the lovely plum color and spritzing it with water until it was liquid and dragging my cardstock through it.

After the background had dried I cut it to size. I then stamped the flowers up either side using a gray ink.  I added a touch of shading with gray watercolor pencils around the edges and a touch of purple around the edges.

I died seam binding to match by the same method as the background. I used the same ink on the craft mat with water and dragged tissue paper into the ink. I let this dry and then stamped script over the surface with gray ink.  After this was dry I die cut two butterflies from the tissue paper. I wanted a glossy finish on my butterflies and I inked them up with versamark watermark ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.

I accented the butterfly with two stickpins and a charming gem.

To finish off the card I added a banner with the sentiment on the top and mounted the image onto a white cardbase.

Products: Stampendous Jumbo Cling Hollyhocks, Stampendous Cling Calligraphy, Memory Box Darla Butterfly Die, Memento Sweet Plum, Versafine - Smokey Gray,  
Maya Road Trinket Pins, Gems Stampendous Birthday

Come join in and show your favorite ink pad for a chance to win a gift certificate from the ever generous  Simon Says Stamp.

Have a wonderful Monday!



  1. A beautiful colour and a wonderful piece showcasing it.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  2. Beatiful card and the color is gorgeous!

  3. Gorgeous piece, I can see why this colour is your favourite,
    I love your butterfly,
    Rosie x

  4. I adore purple and this card is just fabulous.

  5. What a gorgeous color, Suzz! Stunning card too! Love the butterfly! Hugs, Sandra

  6. Suzz...your Memento plum card is gorgeous. I love your background that you made by dragging your cardstock through the water/ink mixture on your craft sheet. The flowers are gorgeous! Those rich deep tones blended out with the lighter tones of plum are just gorgeous. I also love your embellishments. You always have such gorgeous projects! <3 Candy

  7. This is so pretty Sue! Love the background and the embossed butterfly is gorgeous. Got to use my Memento Plum more!

  8. you may have converted me to plum - this looks just gorgeous Sue. (and thanks for your recent blog comments too)

  9. I've hovered over many an 'add to cart' button for this shade - now I am positive that my life will be all the better for it so will include to next shop! Thank-you for sharing Suzanne and love your card. Nicola x

  10. What an absolutely gorgeous colour, I need this colour. Lovely background and the flower is stunning. Very eye catching. Tracy x

  11. How gorgeous Suzanne! The Sweet Plum is yummy! I love your design...the flowers are wonderful!

  12. Gorgeous plum shades! I just love the floral aspect!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  13. this is so lovely! Gorgeous dimension and softness!

  14. I can see why its one of your fave colours, its beautiful, and a perfect stamp choice for the colour x

  15. That butterfly spray that you put together is stunning. Blessings!

  16. Such a delicate, pretty colour, and that jewelled butterfly is a delight!
    Alison x


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