Sunday, December 7, 2008

Double take of lilac birthdays

OK, so I started out this lilac birthday card for this week's Crafty Secret's challenge -which was to use Buttons on your card in honor of National Button Day. AND, I was gonna be all kinds of savvy and combine challenges and use the OCC sketch for the layout. Well, my computer is having issues (yeppers, we have a nasty trojan horse thing), so I was doing the sketch by memory. Needless to say, I forgot something- the 3 tabs at the top.

For the image, I used a piece of CS Cotton Scraps and paired it with BG Urban Prairie DP.

So rather than TRY to pass it off as the sketch (there is a prize involved this week you see) I decided to make another lilac card!! I don't have another Lilac Cotton Scraps image, so I turned to the lovely lilac image from Flourishes, Lilac set. My friend Denise, Peanutbee, stamped these for me forever ago I finally have the perfect card for them (thanks Denise)! I colored the lilac image with prismacolor pencils and gamsol -the leaves are stamped twice and popped up for dimension. Both the leaves and lilacs are painted with Angel Wings Shimmerz.

The sentiment on both cards is from Papertrey Ink's Birthday Basics set. It was fun doing the 2 cards together, each lovely in their own way. All the buttons and Shimmerz are from Pinkhedgehog Papercrafts.

Card Deets:
Stamps: Lilac, birthday basics
Paper: wasabi, celery, whisper white, Urban Prairie
Ink: black, perfect plum
Accessories: Cotton Scraps, buttons, wasabi double stitched ribbon, prismacolor pencils, gamsol, blending stump, dimensionals


  1. Michelle, these are beautiful!! I love the design paper and all the embellies!!

  2. Absoloutely stunning, I just love the cards, especially the design paper.


  3. These are so pretty, great colors :)

  4. GORGEOUS girl! LOVE the colors and all the buttons!

  5. Love both of the cards! They are gorgeous!

  6. Absolutely the most beautiful lilacs I've seen! Both cards are fabulously gorgeous!

  7. Both are really beautiful! I love the buttons on each and the different placements for the lilacs is just perfect for both!