Using the Pantone Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

Hello crafters and Happy Wednesday! Are you a fan of purple? If you are, then I have a feeling you will be seeing quite a bit of it this year! Pantone, considered the color authority across many industries, has dubbed 2018 as the year of Ultra Violet! It is a stunning color, don’t you think?

Today I have a project to share with you that features not only some of our newest Simon Brand products, but also LOADS of Ultra Violet details! Our From the Rooftops stamp set was the perfect focal image for the card; colored in rich purples to mimic the lighting in the galaxy-styled sky, the buildings truly pop.

Speaking of the sky in the background of this card… this was so much fun to make and honestly, quite easy (the hardest part was waiting for it to air dry!). Have you ever tried dropping Distress Ink refills onto wet paper? It is a technique similar to dropping alcohol inks onto Yupo paper. The refills bloom and move with the water, creating some amazing effects with very little effort. To make this background really stand out, I sprinkled on a bit of Perfect Pearls and Ultra Violet Metallic Accents from Prima. The final result is amazing!

The fun birthday greeting is also a new! This awesome Simon die called Happy Birthday has a really playful feel to it, which looked awesome paired with the cityscape! Both the sentiment and the golden stars are cut from DCWV Shimmer Pastels Cardstock. Accenting the golden stars are some Mini Silver Stars confetti from Pretty Pink Posh.

Don’t forget to tune in to the video below to see how this card came together and watch the techniques I used to make it! I hope this card has inspired you to use some purples in your next card!¬†Remember too, that if purple isn’t your favorite color, you could recreate this card using any color you like! If you do use a different color, I challenge you to try using just a single color as the dominant tone, as I did with the Ultra Violets here.

Thanks for visiting me today!

 

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Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink SHADED…
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Simon Says Stamp MINI STARS Craft…
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Pretty Pink Posh SILVER MINI STAR…
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Prima Marketing METALLIC ACCENTS Semi…
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Canson XL BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper…
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Strathmore WATERCOLOR 9×12 SHEETS 373091
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Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium…
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Fiskars REINFORCED Paper Trimmer 12…
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Copic Sketch MARKER FV2 FLUORESCENT…
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  1. Yes, I love purple, though aubergine/eggplant is my favourite hue. Love this card, as I do all things purple. Thanks for sharing the technique video.

  2. Purples are nice colors for creating – I like the Polk-a-dot Purple cardstock I have been using lately – thanks for showing us your lovely hues – have a blessed week

  3. Great card! Since purple is my daughter-in-law’s favorite color I find that I am often choosing shades of purple for my cards, clothing, etc. She would love this card!!

  4. Whoa!! That card is awesome and the background is really beautiful. I love purple myself, but haven’t used it much in cards. After seeing this I want to pull out all my purple ink and papers and make something!

  5. I have some Perfect Pearls in my stash, but never would have thought to sprinkle the powder directly on the card. The effect is awesome! Beautiful card! I think I’m going to love this year’s color!

  6. L O V E purple!
    WOW – WONDERFUL card Nina-Marie – a great scene and STUNNING background! Feeling SO INSPIRED, NEED to try this technique NOW :)

  7. I love the ultra violet because I was born in February and that is my birthstone color. I do love the fun
    Birthday die cut.

  8. Delighted that purple is finally having some recognition, although I have always loved it. Strangely my colours of the moment are brown and blue, but that may change at any time.

  9. I love your card and purple is my favorite color :) . I love how you did the background with adding the metallic paint over the distress paint and adding the perfect pearls powder while everything was still wet, how smart!! Usually everyone makes up a water mixture or spray bottle but who would have thought to just add the powder since everything was still wed, duh!!! I just learned something new! Thanks for that and thanks for sharing!!!

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