Card Concept Challenge: Monochromatic Purple

Did you know that monochromatic colors are one of the characteristics of a Classy and Elegant card?  I know I didn't realize it, although I found myself shades of one color many times on the cards I created.  This week, the challenge over at the Card Concept is to use monochromatic purple on a card... and did I ever!
 I used a variety of purple patterned papers cut into sun ray strips stitched together to create my background and a beautiful and elegant tea pot from Serendipity Stamps for my focal point.  Mary over at Serendipity really outdid herself with the design of this teapot...the gorgeous rose cut-outs and the beautiful pierced details make this officially my favorite die from Serendipity so far!
But wait...there's more!  At the risk of sounding like an informercial...I also finished the inside of the card with the companion die to the teapot...a matching tea cup and inspirational sentiment from Serendipity Stamps.    All of these products are part of the latest Serendipity Stamp release and make a Classy and Elegant card or a Clean and Simple card...the saucer can easily be snipped of and you have a beautiful tea cup all on its' own.
Have you seen all the beautiful (and purple) cards over in the Card Concept gallery?  There is still lots of time left to create your card and link it up...the challenge ends next Monday at noon PST...hope to see you there!


Lisa said...

A lovely card Cathy! All of your details are feminine and pretty!

Stunning card, Cathy! I love the patchwork look of your background, the papers are beautiful!

Alanna said...

Wow Cathy. This is stunning. I love all the papers you used.

Joyce said...

You do purple like a pro. This card is just gorgeous, and I love how you did the inside. And, no, you did not sound like an infomercial. However, if you told me I could get 2 sets for the price of one, plus 14.95 shipping and handling, then maybe I would change my mind about that.

Robin K. said...

I love how your bg turned out!! And that's one fabby teapot and cup!!!

Cathy this is stunning, I love your monochromatic card both inside and out! I did not know that about Classy & Elegant design. Learn something new everyday!

Sharron said...

Your background is fabulous! You even stitched the pieces together!! And I agree, that teapot is so lovely and it looks so elegant in purple. Love the inside too!

Wow, love this bold and elegant card, Cathy! The die cut teapot is my fav! It looks excellent on the doily!

Hi Neighbor!

Your card is GORGEOUS! Love the rays and that tea cup is a must have!

It is a beauty of a card inside and out!

Have a great day!

KayM said...

Oh what a fun card, inside and out! That teapot die is just adorable and I love your patchwork background! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept! :)

Deepti said...

Oh my my Cathy , stunning :) love the way u created that BG. Beautiful is the word !

Marybeth said...

Loved your Serendipity Stamps commercial .....and your card! Your stitching is amazing what a wonderful,detailed card. It sure has the wow factor even to inside. Love the teapot.

Jeanne J said...

Beautiful job with all the purple. The layout is beautiful and so feminine from the doily, to the teapot and pretty ribbon. I love that you showed us the inside too - the purple ink is a knockout!

Cathy...this is just beautiful, so sweet and so perfect for for a tea party! I love all the purple and all those beautiful patterned papers you used, just gorgeous. I love it!

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