I made this card for Virginia who is turning 83 on April 6th. Since neither of my parents lived to be 83 I thought it would be fun to help Virginia celebrate her birthday. Lilacs are one of my all-time favorite flowers and because I am craving spring so much, I can almost smell these flowers. Ha! I originally stamped the sentiment in Grape Crush, then I stamped all the flowers and leaves. When done, the sentiment was just lost so I put the card front back in the MISTI so I could stamp it again in black ink. I placed the transparency sheet from my stamp-a-ma-jig over my image panel, then stamped it in black on the transparency sheet. By doing this, I could tell if the black ink was lined up over the purple sentiment, and it was. Yay! So I removed the transparency sheet, and stamped it for real in the black ink. I have used this stamp set many times, but this is the first time I have made purple lilacs. I am not sure why that is, but the purple might be my favorite. Thanks for looking today! ~Karen.
Date: Sunday, March 31, 2019 GMT Views: 635
Stamps: StampinUp Blossoms Abound and Penny Black Special Wishes
Paper: StampinUp Basic Black, Gumball Green and Whisper White
Paper Size: 5 x 7" Card Base
Ink: Marvy Matchables Black; StampinUp Gumball Green and Lovely Lilac; Catherine Pooler Garden Party and Grape Crush Inks
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 118743
Mon, Apr 01, 2019 @ 1:17 PM
The first time you've made purple lilacs? I'm sure it won't be the last - they are beautiful. Like you, I can almost smell them. I'm glad you were able to go back in and safely stamp the sentiment again in black.
Registered: April 1, 2012 Location: Rogers, AR Posts: 25255
Wed, Apr 03, 2019 @ 2:11 PM
Wow wow wowza!!! This is too pretty for words Karen!!! Absolutely gorgeous! I love lilacs - and I love the way they smell! This card is so lovely and beautifully done! Wow!
------------------------------ Jan (The Real Precious Kitty) 'Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ'. Philippians 1:6
Wow, your lilacs are spectacular!! Love them in the purples. I can hardly believe you re-stamped your sentiment. Good thinking. We used to have lilacs in our back yard, but they weren't getting enough sun to bloom anymore.