Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A Magic Card!



Happy middle of the week!  I hope you had a fabulous Labor Day Weekend, and had a chance to get out and have some fun!  We went to the local Blackberry Festival and had a great day.  And I got to have a Gyro for lunch...my favorite festival/fair food EVER!  Mmmmm.

Since it's Wednesday, it's time for my weekly column, Purple Passion, over at MFP Speedy TV.  I have a blast each week, showing you how to incorporate my favorite color, PURPLE, into your projects and cards.


I broke out my trusty Silhouette Cameo again this week. This is my FAVORITE paper crafting tool EVER!   I just can't believe all the things you can do with it and all the magic you can make!  As a bonus, there's TONS of talented artists adding new files to the Silhouette store every day, so there's always something new to see!


This week, I chose a file created by Lori Whitlock called a magic card.  It's super cool, because when you pull out the center, there's a whole hidden message or picture behind!


For some reason, I was having some serious problems with the colors in my photos tonight.  Unfortunately, they didn't come out as true as they usually do.  So even though it's not easy to see, I have two different shades of purple on either side of the teal.  The pull-out card is white with light lavender stripes, and the inside pic of the birthday cake is a deep dark purple.  I hope it's showing better on your computer screen than on mine!


Once the insert is pulled out, the hidden picture is revealed!


I turned over the pull-out portion of the card and that's where I stamped my sentiment and will write my message.  I used a sentiment and an image from the adorable Zoo Friends stamp set from Mark's Finest Paper, that was just released a few months ago.  LOVE the little monkey!  I may go back and color him in with watercolor pencils...I haven't decided yet.  I used Mocha Mama brown chalking ink from Quick Quotes, so I'm really on the fence about adding more color.


Have a FABULOUS week!

Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E

1 comment:

Karen said...

Hey Amy!! Wow! What a great card!! I love seeing all the great things that you make with your Silhoette! I haven't used mine in so long!! I am determined to use it more, I just have to take the time to sit and figure it out!! This card is great!! I am sure the colors are prettier in real life, but the card still looks great! Thanks for sharing, Karen♥