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March 2, 2010

With Sympathy - Pink Lilacs

Can't you just smell the Lilacs?  When I was younger my Gram had the most beautiful Lilacs in her backyard.  When we built our house, I planted one out in front, this summer we planted two out in the back.  I just love the way they smell when they bloom.

Before I get to the details on my post, I wanted to mention due to some technichal glitches yesterday, my special 15% off promo at Kitchen Sink Stamps has been extended through today, March 2nd.  To take advantage just click here, then enter LISA15KSS at checkout.

Going along with this months KSS Challenge - I did quite a bit of masking with the Multi Step Lilacs from Kitchen Sink Stamps.  I stamped the Lilacs then  masked  them with Eclipse tape then stamped the longest branch, masked the open space where the sentiment is, then added the other branches and leaves. 

The sentiment is from Simple Sentiments, stamped in Chocolate Chip.  I added the butterfly from the 3 Step Hydrangea - so I didn't have to cut out the antenna, I stamped #3 in black where I wanted the butterfly, then stamped on a scrap of White, cut out and adhered in place with dimensionals.  To finish my card, I used the Wisped Frames Technique from the current TJNL in Pink Pirouette.

Stamps - Kitchen Sink Stamps Simple Sentiments, Multi Step Lilacs, 3 Step Hydrangea
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink Wild Honey, Crushed Olive, Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Garden Green, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Memento Black
Card Stock - White, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose
Other - Basic Grey Sugar Rush Pattern Paper, Basic Grey Half Pearls, Pink Satin Ribbon, Border Punch, Dimensionals, Stipple Brush, Eclipse Tape

If you happen to be reading this post at a later time, you can always click here then enter LISA10KSS to save 10% on your Kitchen Sink Stamps purchases.

Color Recipe:
Lilac: #3 SU Regal Rose, #4 SU Rose Red, #2 Pretty in Pink, #1 Pink Pirouette
Leaves: #3D Garden Green #2D Green Old Olive, #1D Ranger Crushed Olive, same for 1-3C

Branch: #2 SU Chocolate Chip, #1 Ranger Distress Ink Crushed Olive
Butterfly: #3 Black, #2 Wild Honey, #1 Wild Honey stamp off


Kristen said...

Gorgeous, and the smell of lilacs is one of my favorites as well. It is a sure sign of spring here in New England!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Just beautiful....I can almost smell them from here!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Just beautiful....I can almost smell them from here!!

Erin Smetak said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous! I'm so glad I picked up this set!!!! LOL! THanks for the fabulous inspiration!!! I can't wait to stamp!!!!

Leigh said...

Beautiful card Lisa.

Melanie said...

Lisa how beautiful!!! I love this image and love how you incorporated the pink colors. Very pretty!

Lori said...

Another beauty, Lisa. Love the butterfly fluttering by the lilacs.

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