Lots of Lavender to Celebrate You

I have to confess that I am having way too much fun with my Stampin’ Blends!  I want to use them on every project I make and thankfully the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration flyer have plenty of stamp sets to choose from that allow for some adult coloring!

For today’s project I used two stamp sets from the Sale-A-Bration offerings – Amazing You and Lots of Lavender.  The Lots of Lavender stamp set is actually a two-step stamp set which means it has line art stamps and then a coordinating watercolor effect stamp that would “color” the stamped line art for you; however, since I wanted to use my Blends, I skipped the second step.  And here is today’s card:

One thing I wish I could change about this stamp set would be to have the ribbon on the bouquet to be a separate stamp.  I really wanted to have these bouquets of lavender flowers hanging upside down from twine, but the ribbon and bow would have been in the wrong direction.  I will need to experiment on how I can mask out that bow …

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card which can be added to your shopping cart with a quick click on the thumbnails below:

To create the stitching at the top and bottom of the card front I used the long dotted die from the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits.  I then threaded one strand of the burlap ribbon through a needle and worked the ribbon through the holes securing the loose ends on the back with scotch tape.  I used two strands to make a bow which I attached to the front with liquid glue and I curled the ends with my bone folder until they were curly.  The card front is attached to the card base with dimensionals.

If you have any other questions regarding the design elements of this card, do not hesitate to leave me a comment or email me.  I am happy to be of assistance.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.


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