This week’s color challenge was not that easy for me, it included LOVELY LILAC. I hadn’t done a challenge in so long, I thought I would just skip another. I don’t know what changed my mind. I just did it (like ripping of a bandaid).


I love the Pretty Petals background stamp. It is so pretty!

I inked it up with Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink and Lovely Lilac Markers, sprayed it lightly with water and stamped it onΒ a 3 1/2″ Whisper White cardstock square.

Three of the corners were punched with the ticket corner punch. It was layered on a 3/8″ bigger piece of Lovely Lilac cardstock and paper pierced. Next I added a double photo corner to the unpunched corner on the top right, that was topped with three black brads. I added sparkle over the flowers and butterflies with my Clear Spica Glitter pen. It adds very subtles sparkle, almost like the images you add the glitter to are on Shimmery White cardstock.

The sentiment is from Many Happy Returns. It is stamped in Black Stazon on Whisper White, punched out with the small oval punch and layered first on a 1″ lilac circle, then on a celery Designer Label punchout. I punched a hole with my Crop-A-Dile where the sentiment would be placed and ran Pink Taffeta Ribbon through it. The sentiment was attached with dimensionals.

The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Certainly Celery cardstock folded in half and toped with a 4″ black square, that had three corners punched with the ticked corner to match the upper layers. Those were attached to the card base with dimensionals.


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

29 Responses to “Lilac Blooms”

  1. Great Card! No one could guess that you dislike the lilac! You persevered and came up with a WOW!

  2. Gorgeous Beate! I LOVE that background…it’s so soft and pretty!
    I’m sure this didn’t hurt as much as ripping off a bandaid…haha…or at least it doesn’t appear to be πŸ˜‰ It’s lovely and I’m glad you did the challenge as I adore seeing what you come up with!! Have a fabulous weekend! I’ve got to work on your sketch AFTER my coffee…lol

  3. It IS pretty! I love the smell of lilacs, but I’m like you, not my first color choice to pick up. But you did a lovely job with it!

  4. Beate, this is FABULOUS! I LOVE it! You need to use Lilac more often. . .you really make it look beautiful despite your “fear”! LOL LOVE it!

  5. Now Beate how can you not like ALL the Bold Brights?? lol I love this background too and was the first new background stamp on my first Stampin Up! order. Love this card, might just have to CASE it!!

  6. very pretty, Beate! It is the perfect spring card!

  7. You know, you always MAKE purple work, really well! This card is so pretty! I love it!

  8. Wow, Beate this is so pretty! All of your comments on purple crack me up!! You really would never have guessed that you don’t care for Lovely Lilac…as your card is wonderful!

  9. I think in my next life I want to come back as you! Hehe!! Gorgeous as always!

  10. WOW! Glad you did the challenge!!! Love what you did! I love every bit of it………..

  11. Beate, this is so pretty! Purple is one of my favorite colors even though I don’t seem to stamp with it too much. Except for the colors, this is definitely a Beate card! Congrats on stepping out of your comfort zone.

  12. This card is stunning…beautiful. I love it. Fresh and Fun….just like your blog. LOL. Joan

  13. I’m so proud of you.. *sniff* !! πŸ™‚

    I like the darker sketches btw – contrast is easier to see

  14. This is so super cute!! I like the darker sketches better too!!

  15. This is such a pretty card Beate! You did an awesome job with this colour challenge.

  16. Beate that card is lovely! The lilac is gorgeous! I too was going to let this challenge pass ( I am with you with the lilac :), but I love purple-esp elegant eggplant…) but I think I wll do it since your card is so lovely…

  17. I know how you loathe purple, but this is gorgeous. I always love the cards when this image is the focal image, so why do I never think of it? Happy Mother’s Day!


  18. what a gorgeous stamp beate and these colours look gorgeous together.

  19. You make the most beautiful, inspirational cards!

  20. Wowzers! I wasn’t too sure about this background stamp, but you just may change my mind about another SU product. πŸ™‚

  21. This is just beautiful! I love it! πŸ™‚

  22. This is so bright and summery… everything about it !!!

  23. I don’t know why you’re so afraid of purple. You always make it lok great!

  24. Oh!! So pretty!! πŸ˜‰

  25. Just so fresh and lovely Beate! You are getting more lavender user or Lovely Lilac friendly! Go Beate! Hugs, Deb

  26. This is really pretty! I love the fresh spring colors and the design!

  27. Beautiful job with the color challenge!! I love how you’ve colored the background stamp, and your pretty accents!!

  28. Beate,
    This is so beautiful and fresh and springy!
    It makes me want to buy this background stamp just looking at your card!

  29. Oh, this card is so pretty!! Great job, I know you had to reach pretty hard on this one since it has purple in it πŸ˜‰

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