Friday, 24 May 2013

My Favorite Ink Pad challenge - Lilacs in Bloom

Hi again,
I'm playing catch up with my blog posts this week, it's been a long and crazy few days at my job that pays the mortgage. Sometimes I just wanna stay home and play in my studio. Unfortunately, work is a necessary evil. 

The challenge this week over at Simon Says Stamp and Show is "your favorite ink pad".  Well that's a no-brainer for me.  It's Seedless Preserves distress ink.  But my favourite color in general is PURPLE! I love purple, I am obsessed with purple. The fact that lilacs are purple and start blooming at the end of May around here made me want to create a "thinking of you" card as a tribute to my Mom.  My Mom had this HUGE lilac tree in her backyard.  I've never seen anything like it.  When that tree was in full flower, the fragrance was unforgettable.

I dry embossed the cardstock with the Winterberries folder by Tim Holtz, added a wee bit of colour with distress markers.

Next, I coloured some white paper with Seedless Preserves distress ink and added some shaded lilac for a cooler tone. Then I went to town punching out the flowers using the Martha Stewart hydrangea punch.  I shaped them and adhered them with glossy accents.  you can see the dimension I got in the 2nd picture.  I stained the crinkle ribbon and added a sentiment on a die cut ticket.
                                   Here you can get a better view of the layers of flowers


  1. This card is AMAZING!!! The flower is an absolute WOW!!! Oh the texture, and the color from the Distress Inks is just wonderful! Gorgeous work! Thank you for getting inky with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

  2. Ohh. I love the seedless preserves. Such a lovely colory. Your flower is gorgeous! Sweet design! Thanks for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  3. GORGEOUS card!! Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

  4. Laurie...congrats on being our lucky random winner of the $50.00 credit voucher from Simon Says Stamp and Show! Your card is gorgeous! Love the colors, design and dimension! Have fun spending your $! <3 Candy

    1. OMG! I am so excited! Thank you thank you SSSandShow. I'm sure I won't have any problems finding stuff to buy.(because, we NEED everything lol)😃

  5. Well done Laurie have fun shopping! Your card is fab. Love the delicate tones - I think I might need that punch!!!

  6. Beautiful card! Congrats on your win!