Friday, January 31, 2014

Pantone Radiant Orchid, not quite.

Hi Friends, I made this card with the Flourishes FTTC 256 in mind which is to use the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid (or any purple). I didn't use orchid but did use a Plum card stock from SU. I just got this CS and it's very pretty. I used the Violets set from Flourishes as well and Copic Markers. I credit Cindy L., my Copic Certification teacher for my being able to color these leaves with realism because we practiced on a similar image in class. :)
For the rest of the card, I used BG Plumeria papers and dry embossed the top piece with Victoria Cuttlebug folder. I added scalloped lace, seam binding, a lock charm, pearl swirls, flat back pearls and spellbinder dies. I followed the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge also, switching the square for an oval.

Other challenges I'm submitting to are:
Bloggers Challenge -Embossing
As you like it Challenge -My favorite style ( I like a clean and layered with lots of interest, pretty design paper, vibrant colors, many layers.)
Crafty Fairies Challenge -Lavender and Lace

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. LOVELY!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOVE THIS IMAGE!!!!!!:) SUPER JOB!!!!!!!!!:)

  2. Elegance detail and love the gold hues with purple...awesome..
    thanks for playing along on BC
    connie paxman

  3. Absolutely gorgeous card.

  4. Oh how lovely Kim! Your leaves look so real. You must have earned an A+ in that coloring class. The embossing and that pretty pearl swirl make this card another example of you girls who know how to make those Flourishes stamps shine. Hugs!

  5. Your card is GORGEOUS!!! I love embossing so that got me immediately, and your coloring is wonderful and the pearl swirlies and that huge bow are all fabulous!!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  6. Stunning Kim! Love the lacy layers and your violet is beautifully coloured! Just pops off the front! Thanks for playing along with our "2014 Pantone - Purple" challenge at Flourishes this week!

  7. Gorgeous card Kim. Love the beautiful image and lots of layers. Thanks for sharing with us at AYLI. Carolxx

  8. Oh! this is just lovely the violets and fabulous colouring of the embossed background and pearls..very pretty.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  9. Squeal....I am drooling over your fabulous coloring Kim! Love this image (almost used this one myself for this So glad you could play along with us this week for Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday Challenge! :)