I grew up thinking of Spring as Lilac season because of the row of Lilac bushes my mom had right outside our dining room windows, and I can still vividly remember that heavenly smell! Of course I had to plant one of my own when I got married, but that first one never survived. About 10 years ago I decided to try again, and the first couple years as it was getting established, I only had a few blooms on it each year, but was excited to think of the coming years as it grew! I live in Michigan, and Spring weather can be very unpredictable, especially where we get a week of warmer temperatures where things start to bud, and then it snows again and kills the buds...grrrrr! Well anyway, that's what Spring has been for the last 5 or 6 years, so needless to say my Lilac bush has not given me many pretty blooms. Until this year!!
They look more white than purple, but that's just my photography skills! My bush is just loaded this year and I couldn't be happier!!
Can you smell them?? I can!! Well of course after seeing the mood board for this challenge, and my own beautiful bush this year, I HAD to make a Lilac card!! I used an older red rubber stamp from Impression Obsession (H8731) and came up with this Lilac card:
I stamped my image in black Versafine Onyx ink and then then clear heat embossed before coloring with several of my Copics.
I added my image to a die cut Postal Frame (The Greetery) in Highland Heather cardstock (SU!), and then added foam strips to the back before adding it to my white card base that I had used a MB Pinpoint Leaf Plate die on.
I finished my card with some sparkly white ribbon (SU!), silver cord, a small die cut heart (PTI's Tiny Tags), and a few Disco Ball sequins from Gina K. In my head I could smell Lilacs the whole time I was making this card!! :0)
There are LOTS of beautiful cards from the DT (and already in the gallery!) depicting SPRING, and you can check it all out right HERE to gaze (and smell!!) what SPRING is all about. You can also play along with your own SPRING card until the 25th of this month.
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