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Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Lynne Perrella Card

I went through some of the abandoned backgrounds in my studio. A couple of smooched distress backgrounds in deep, dark purples grabbed my eye. They were too dark for the project I had been working on at the time. I decided to bring them out now and play with gold embossing powder.

I stamped and gold embossed text all over. Then I added random areas of gold around the card. It looks almost spilled over the text.

Happy with the effect I worked on the embellishments. First I die cut some flowers from one of the plain purple pieces. I made a brown postage stamp. I stamped in purple using a Lynne Perrella stamp and finished it by edging in gold ink. I stamped coloured and fussycut a lovely lady from another Perrella stamp set and then mounted them all on the card front. I added a tiny touch of green flowers just to lift the purples a little.

I love it when I can use up the pieces I have abandoned. I am so tempted to clear them all away as they gather into messy piles on occasion. Now my hoarding is justified.

As this is so purple I am linking up to  the Mix it Up Challenge


  1. So beautiful with the gold embossing and Lynne Perrellas stamps- Wonderful that you did not throw out this , as it ended up a delightful card . Dorthe xx

  2. This card is oh-so-elegant! Love the rich purple background you so perfectly embellished with gold! Gorgeous make! Hugs!

  3. This is lovely - one of my favourite LP women, beautifully coloured, and you've given her a worthy setting with all that baroque gilding.
    Alison x