Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Greens and Purples make a Grand Duo!

It's the fag end of the school year and I usually spend this time making little gifts for my son's teachers. Last year I made a batch of cupcakes with some cupcake toppers which you can view here. This year I decided to make something a little more elaborate. He has 2 fantastic teachers and here's the gift set for one of them. 

I decided to  make a card and coordinating notepad and wanted to use some different colours and techniques. I am not much of a stamper but the new stamp sets at ItsyBitsy have really sparked a renewed interest. I used this floral stamp that I recently picked up and within that I chose one of the designs. I stamped it multiple times on a piece of card and then coloured them using my copic markers from Itsy Bitsy. I found myself using purple for the flowers and green for the leaves so that became the colour scheme of this set. 

After stamping the flowers and colouring them I used some purple card stock along with my Tattered Floral Garland Die to make some coordinating flowers. I inked each flower with purple ink and added some gold glitter in the centre. I used the same glitter on the center of each stamped flower too. Then I took out one of my favourite ItsyBitsy materials - the jute sheet. I ripped out some threads from the edge  to give it a frayed look and added my stamped image and flowers on top. 

All this was placed on a sheet of pattern paper from the extremely earthy DCWV Habitat stack. It's such a fabulous set of papers, full of greens and purples and browns! Love it to bits. I added a green bow and a purple button and my card was ready. 

I followed the same scheme for the notepad and which I bound at the top using some binding wire from We R memory Keepers. I cut all the papers inside the notepad myself and the cover was made using some ItsyBitsy heavy duty chipboard. 

Isn't it marvellous! I am delighted with the outcome and can't wait to present it! What do you think of the green and purple duo? Would love to hear your views. Do leave a comment!

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  1. Awesome!! I love the colour combination!!!

  2. Beautiful gift set ..lovely color combo ..:)

  3. The teachers are very lucky:D amazing gifts! Love the frayed jute sheet, and I'm in awe of the perfect bows you always make.

  4. The color combination in indeed very gorgeous Sunehra

  5. This is gorgeous!!! Sunehra. Love the color combination! Absolutely beautiful!