Tuesday, September 18, 2012


A friend of mine commissioned me to make a card for her college freshman daughter who pledged the Sigma Kappa sorority at Auburn, University.
The sorority "things" (don't know what they are called) are doves, pearls and hearts so I incorporated all of those into this card:
 The dove was cut on my Silhouette Cameo with a design from the Silhouette Store.  Isn't she pretty?  Love the swirly layer which cut so nicely!  I used some Bazzill cardstock as well as some purple cardstock from a huge pack I had been hanging onto following a baby shower for a friend several years ago.  I don't use purples all that much, I guess....because that pack has just been sitting here!
The backgrounds were embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder run through my Big Shot.  The hearts were punched out with a Martha Stewart punch.
I found the Greek font at DAFONT and it is called "Ancient Geek" (not Greek, mind you!) and cut them out with offset to create a nice backing.  The banner was from cut with a Die-Namic die and stamped with a Papertrey Ink stamp.  I added some pearls and a purple pearl for the little doves eye.
Oh, and the border was cut with a Papertrey ink edger die (which I LOVE!).
 I adhered some of the pieces with foam tape to give more dimension.
And I also decorated an envelope....with the young lady's name as well as  few more hearts....and....
 ...Sigma Kappa symbols on the back.
That's it for today!
I entered this in the following challenge:
Use it Tuesday: Challenge #39: Anything Goes! (what have you been hoarding?  I've hoarded that purple paper pack!)

Happy Crafting!!!


  1. Love the pearls hanging out of the bird, the bird is amazing. I'm hoping that maybe today I get a little present...to use...but we'll see.

  2. Like all the shades of purple. Nice Dove image. Sort of reminds me of my younger days growing up in FL when I raised Ring-Necked Doves.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. This is SO beautiful! I love the dove against the embossed background and the detail of the pearls. Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday!

  4. Wow this is stunning! And I love all the purple :) Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday!!


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