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Splendid Purple Birthday Card

Looking for birthday card making ideas? Then this Splendid Purple Birthday Card is just what you need. Use a combination of purple, silver, and black craft material to make a gorgeous birthday card. The purple hues represent luxury and extravagance. Silver elements add to the overall look of opulence and produce a homemade card that radiates elegance and grace. Layered and refined, this stunning birthday card is sure to standout out amongst other card making ideas. This is a DIY card that will make the recipient feel special and loved.


Splendid Purple Birthday Card


  • 6.2” x 8.2” purple cardstock
  • sheet of ordinary white printer paper
  • 3.9” x 4.3” dark purple corrugated cardstock
  • three 1.2” wide flat-sided metal sunflowers
  • five 10mm clear self-adhesive flat-sided rhinestones
  • 14mm wide black self-adhesive decorative lace tape
  • 0.6” wide black satin ribbon with white polka dots
  • 0.2” wide silver metallic ribbon
  • 3D self-adhesive foam squares
  • Staedtler 12-color watercolor set
  • Pilot silver marker pen
  • Artline 210 Fineliner Pen
  • purple crayon
  • purple waterpaint
  • iron and ironing board
  • paintbrush
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • standard scissors
  • quick-drying craft glue (such as Bostik Clear)


  1. Make the background paper:
    a. Use the purple crayon to draw different-sized hearts on the white printer paper. Link the hearts with some crayon vines.
    b. Use the paintbrush and purple watercolor paint to give the whole piece of paper a wash.
    c. Allow to dry thoroughly before lightly ironing the paper.
    d. Use the silver and black pens to add some detail to the hearts and vines.
    e. Cut a piece sized 4.3” x 3.9” from the paper.

    Splendid Purple Birthday Card
  2. Score the purple cardstock in half to create a card sized 6.2” x 4.1”.
  3. With the fold at the left, glue the background paper to the top of the card.
  4. Take the purple corrugated cardstock and cut out the inside, leaving a space of 0.2” from the outer edges of this piece to make a “frame.” Glue the frame to the front of the card, gluing it on top of the background paper.

    Splendid Purple Birthday Card
  5. Glue the black satin ribbon with white polka dots to the bottom of the card. Add a strip of decorative lace above and below the ribbon, and cut off any protruding edges.
  6. Glue the metallic ribbon over the polka-dotted ribbon and cut off any protruding edges.

    Splendid Purple Birthday Card
  7. Use 3D self-adhesive foam squares to affix the sunflowers to the card.
  8. Add the five rhinestones to the metallic ribbon.

    Splendid Purple Birthday Card



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