Tuesday, January 18, 2011

what a pear!

so, at the end of this month, one of my best friends will be married to her sweetie for 5 years! how amazing for them! in honor of that, i made this very special anniversary card! but before i go any further, can i just say, (and i know this is cliche) time goes by so fast!!! they have been through so much together (already!), i know this is just the tip of the iceberg for them!

anyway, i made this card for the latest color challenge at off the wall craftiness! the colors this week were purple, black and green! now you may or may not know...but the bain of crafting existence is the color purple. i'm not a fan. i appreciate it on other people's crafts, don't get me wrong!! i am just not inspired with the color. alas, it's the bestie's favorite color, so i work with what i have, right!

here's my card:

their wedding colors were purple and silver, so i wanted to incorporate that (with the diagonal stripes) for sure. the bottom layer of the card was my real jump starter for this card. it had purples and greens and i thought, 'yeah, i can work with that'. ha ha! i decided to layer two ribbons (the thick white and the thin green) to continue with a 'double theme'.

the stamps are lawn fawn of course! and i embossed the sentiment in black (i love embossing!) and paper pieced the pears! :)
so that's that! i'm actually quite proud of this 'purple' card! :)


  1. This is an adorable take on our colors this week and I am sure your best friend will love it! Congrats to them! I really like how you paper pieced the pears! Thanks for joining us this week at OTWC and Good luck! :-)

  2. it's so cute! it makes me want to eat a pear!

  3. What a cute card, I love the diagonal strips! Thanks so much for playing at OTWC.

  4. I love paper piecing and this card is adorable! The diagonal strips add just the right touch! Thanks for playing at OTWC!


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