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.