Sunday, January 26, 2014

{IBS} Lilacs

Good morning everyone!
Well a few weeks ago, I was pouting at the fact that the postal service lost my Inspired by Stamping January release kit!!!  I was so upset, because the rest of my teammates have been creating spectacular designs and all I could do was sit and drool!!  Yes, drool over paper and stamps!!  :) 

Well, they finally arrived and then I got really sick and had to wait a bit longer. 
Last night, I just couldn't sleep so I got up and made this card for you. 
I LOVE...LOVE the new Spring Lilacs Paper Pad, which is new to the IBS line too!!
The colors are really rich, with an equal balance of bold and subtlety.
So for my card today, I used Spring Lilacs stamp set.
I rubbed antique linen on cream colored cardstock and stamped the script in walnut stain distress ink. 
I stamped the Lilacs in Cocoa Brown Memento ink, twice and fussy cut one of them out. 
The other flower, I colored random flowers, then did some really fussy cutting and adhered them to the original flower.  I love the look of petal dimension on any flower.  Once dried I adhered the Lilac onto the scripted background.
I love butterflies, so I was super thrilled that this set had one for me to color. 
I added distressed stickles and crystal stickles, to give it some beautiful shimmer and shine.
I found this beauty in my stash a weeks back and I placed it on my scrap area so I would see it and use it!!  It looks like a smaller version of a bottle cap, but the edges are very decorative and vintage looking.  So I didn't want to add anything that would cover it up, instead I cut a small piece of the patterned paper and placed it inside!

I am excited to have received my stamps, as you can tell they are extremely beautiful. 
I am working on another project so I will see you in a few short days. 

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  1. Beautiful card Calypso, love the image and gorgeous design.

    Donna x

  2. Wow!! This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Lilacs are a favorite of mine!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  3. Lovely lilacs! Thanks for joining at Lacy Sunshine: Bingo

  4. Stunning - absolutely stunning. I love lilacs and these are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  5. Absolutely stunning! you are so right about the papers and stamps at IBS..They are gorgeous! love how beautifully your card turned out!

  6. Oh my gorgeousness! Sometimes not sleeping helps me make cards too - of course, sometimes I'd prefer the sleep ;) I really love the tiny 'bottlecap' piece - such a fun & unique accent! Thanks so much for playing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches - I'm going to feature your card on our Facebook page today:

  7. stunning!! fantastic card. what have you this beautiful made.
    thank you for joining at lacy sunshine challenge.

  8. Stunning, Nazeema! Absolutely breathtaking!

  9. Lovely card, I love all the detail, thank you for joining Quirky Crafts challenge this fortnight,
    ((Lyn)) DT