Today we celebrate the 8th Anniversary of the Ways to Use It Challenge and Linda/Holstein challenged us to make a card in the color purple family, and you can use any other items from below on our cards.
Flower - Lilac
Gemstone - Tanzania (light purple or blue color stone)
Traditional gifts - bronze or pottery
Modern gifts - linen or lace
I knew that I had some purple vellum scraps and thought I could make a lilac using the MS Hydrangea punch. I cut a triangle shaped piece and ran it through the Xyron twice so that it was sticky on both side. Then I layered my curled flowers onto this piece. I ran my base plain vellum through the Big Shot in the Rebecca ef. I curled my lilac a bit and stuck it onto the base. I had kept some green bean vines from my garden and used a piece of that with a mini glue dot to make my stem. I tied a crocheted trim (my nod to lace) around this stem. I stamped my sentiment by inking first in Versamark then Wisteria Wonder and embossing in clear. I layered my tag over another cut in two. I added some gems to my flower centers and as an accent on my sentiment piece. I cut a base of Perfect Plum and punched the corners of my vellum piece to attache it with "bronze" brads.
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2013 GMT Views: 2992
Registered: February 10, 2006 Location: Mid-Atlantic Posts: 4153
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 @ 12:33 PM
I love your beautiful lilac blossom! It's so soft and delicate .... and what a unique and wonderful idea for the stem!!
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Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 @ 2:38 PM
LOVE your vellum lilacs!!! You are so clever to think of making this! I would have thought the vellum would tear or shred! But yours are GORGEOUS!!! The gemstone centers are fabulous too! Love it all!!!
Registered: March 11, 2008 Location: Sacramento, California Posts: 39808
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 @ 3:00 PM
So soft and pretty. Love how you used the vellum. This is simple gorgeous! TFS :0)
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