Wednesday, May 2, 2018

pretty purple posey card

Happy Wednesday everyone, I can't quite believe that May has arrived! 
Today I am on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts blog sharing this pretty purple posey card I created in preparation for the upcoming Mother's Day holiday. 
The moment I first saw this Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Posey Panel (coming soon), I just knew that it would be perfect for an extra special card. I love all the varied flower shapes, some being fairly bold, while others are so delicate and fragile. The panel arrives flat as one piece, I carefully remove it from the package and decide on my color theme.
Using a sponge dauber, I paint the panel with DecoArt dark purple acrylic paint. Once the paint is dry, I dab some Distress Oxide in seedless preserves around the panel to add some interest and highlights while still retaining an overall appearance. I plan to add three dimensional flowers on top of the panel and feel that the panel will stand out better as a whole rather than coloring the individual flowers and minimizing the impact.
I set the panel aside and begin selecting papers for the base of the card. I select papers in shades of purples and orange, and then configure my layout. I cut out the various layers I will be using; then ink around the edges of the paper with distress inks. These layers are adhered to an 8-1/2" square base panel of solid purple cardstock.
Once the base layers are secure, I adhere the posey panel to the orange square using a multipurpose glue, and set this entire piece aside. Then using various Tim Holtz Sizzix tattered flower dies, I cut different flower pieces from coordinating patterned papers as well as pieces of papers that I have inked.  These pieces are layered and formed into flowers. I use mini purple and orange brads to secure all of the flower layers together. I also diecut a label and stitched circle that will contain the letters MOM. I tend to diecut more pieces than I need,  just incase I am unhappy with the way something works or decide to use more than I originally plan. Any extra pieces are stuck into an envelope with similar shapes and saved for use on other projects.
When all of the flowers have been made, I begin to "audition" flowers and final layout schemes. I really want to bring some bright pink and purple to the card, so I color some crinkle ribbon with seedless preserves distress oxide ink. This will be used to create a fluffy bow.
All of the card elements are adhered onto the base pieces, and the panel is attached to a heavyweight 8-1/2" square card base, ready for writing a personal message inside.

I think that this posey panel would be a perfect addition to a card for any occasion, or I can see it being used on the cover of a journal or even clipped apart and used in various pieces for embellishments, it's truly beautiful any way you choose to use it.
Wishing a Happy Mother's Day to all who celebrate.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today, I hope you can make time to create something beautiful.

There is a Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Craft Group on Facebook. We would love to have you share your creations with us. You can find the page here.


  1. I love the colors you chose! Any mom would love this card.

    1. Thanks Jess, immediately saw that Posey Panel in a deep purple and went from there... not a typical palette for me, but I like the play between the range and purple. xx

  2. Ann, wow! I am loving these colors, and that photo with the pile of flowers made me feel like a kid in a candy shop! Beautiful design--you have showcased that posey panel perfectly! (fun alliteration!) I can see so many uses for this delicate piece! Thank you for your wonderful inspiration! Hugs!

    1. You comments always brighten my day Sara Emily! thanks so much for stopping by, the flowers were a lot of fun to play around with, for sure! hugs to you. xx

  3. LOVE all those flowers! The different hues of purple make this card sing. A Mom will cherish it.

    1. Thanks so much Anita, I really enjoyed the color palette! xx

  4. Ann!!!
    This is absolutely positively scrumptiously Gorgeous! I sooooo love the colors you chose and the laser cut is fabulous! talking fabulous, I can't believe all those posies you created! Amazing ,my friend!

    Thank you so very much for all the love,concern and support my sweet friend, I hope to be back to normal(or close to) as soon as possible!
    sending hugs,
    Jackie xx

    1. Oh Jackie, thank you so much for stopping by, your lovely comments always are a bright spot for me. Yes, the colors were definitely taking center stage on this one. Take care of yourself, so happy to see that you are on the mend! hugs to you my friend ~Ann xx