Wednesday 3 July 2013

Lilacs Thanks Card - Inkspiration July Colour Challenge (#27)

It's the first week of a new month which means it's time for a colour challenge over at Inkspirational.  Here's the pretty palette we'd like you to use.


I thought these were the perfect colours to use with my lilacs stamp set, I haven't used it in a long time and I was very happy to get it inky again.  I stamped the stem in full strength Old Olive ink, the leaves in stamped off once Olive ink, the solid lilacs in Pale Plum ink and the outline lilacs in Perfect Plum ink.  I embossed a piece of Wisteria Wonder CS with the Fancy Fan folder, added two strips of Old Olive striped organdy ribbon and glued the panel to an Old Olive A6 card base.   I stamped the 'thanks' on a piece of white CS and stamped the solid lilacs image over the top in stamped off once Pale Plum ink.  I used Nestie dies to cut out the ovals and I popped them up on the card front.  I then cut two Perfect Plum flowers using the SU! Floral Fusion die, added some shaping, glued the two flowers together and placed a candy dot in the centre.  

Here's the inside and the envelope.  That lilac image is gorgeous, I do love two-step stamped florals, they make me one happy stamper!

The other DT members will have made fab cards to inspire you, and our Weekend Warrior Sandie will post her project on Saturday, so please make sure you check those out.  I hope you'll play along with us at Inkspirational this week and make something using the lovely combo challenge colours, I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs to see what you've made!

Stamps: SU! 'Blossoms Abound', 'Thank You Kindly' & 'Sweet Essentials' sets
CS: SU! Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Old Olive, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum & Wisteria Wonder
Tools: SU! 'Fancy Fan' embossing folder, SU! 'Floral Fusion' Sizzlits die, Petite Oval Nestabilities dies, 1 1/2", 1 3/4" & 2" circle punches, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Old Olive Striped Organdy Ribbon, Pebbles Inc. Spring Green Candy Dot, 3D foam tape

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Kylie said...

Fancy Fan is one of my favourite e/b's and I too love two step stamps. Your card is stunning! xx

Mynn xx said...

This is one of the first sets I ever used! And I don't own it. Boo hoo! ;) This card is so gorgeous, Ruth! I adore the subtle stamping behind the sentiment and your little layered flower is amazing! Your work is just gorgeous! HUGS to you and hope you have a great rest of the week! :)

Pia S said...

I love lilacs and this image is absolutely beautiful! I love how you stamped it in different colored inks, could you tell me how you do that? You put the different inks on your stamp and stamp once or do you do stamp several times, each time with one ink?

Jacqueline said...

Stunning - I need that stamp! Love the colours you have used and as usual your composition is perfect - Jacqueline xx

sandie said...

Wow Ruth, I jut LOVE this. The flower looks fab. I'm so pleased you explained how you did it, as it sure does make for a stunning card x

Marina said...

I love lilacs, and you've stamped them so beautifully and cleverly in the different tones. Great card. Marina

Unknown said...

Oh Ruth this is amazing! I have sooo many favorite flowers (lol) and lilacs are right up at the top. Yours are simply gorgeous! Love the embossing too. Absolutely gorgeous card!

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