Painted Lavender

This week on my Facebook Live, I demonstrated these cards on my ‘Timeout Thursday’ video. I decided to share more detailed instructions with you in this blog.

Each week, I try to take a different set from my collection and create some cards with it. I have only been doing this for 9 weeks but am loving the challenge each week. As our paper dimensions here in Australia are different from the USA, I will give the dimensions in centimetres instead of inches, but basically you follow the same instructions.

This week was the turn of Painted Lavender. I am so excited that this suite was carried over into the 2024 -25 Annual Catalogue.

The first card I made had a Thick Basic White Base (21cm x 14.9cm), scored at 10.5cm. The first layer on the front was Early Espresso (10cm x 14.3cm). I then used a piece of Perennial Lavender DSP for the second layer (9.5cm x 13.8cm.) Around the centre of this I placed a piece of Natural ribbon. This ribbon was in last year’s Christmas catalogue, but I had plenty left over, so why not use it? You could add a piece of coordinating cardstock instead.

I die cut three rectangles from the Perennial Postage set in Crumb Cake on which I stamped the images from the Painted Lavender stamp set in Versamark and heat embossed it in white. These were placed using dimensionals on the card. Don’t forget to use your Embossing Buddy to wipe the cardstock before stamping, so you don’t have finger marks or static powder!!

The second card base layer is Gorgeous Grape (21cm x 14.9cm). The Basic White layer is 10cm x 14.3cm. I have scored it with three lines starting with about 2cm from the right side and making them 4mm apart. I glued a piece of Gorgeous Grape (10cm x3cm) about 2.5cm from the bottom of this. I then glued a piece of DSP (14.3cm x 5.5cm) which has strips of Gorgeous Grape on both long sides on top of this on the left side.

The sentiment is stamped on Basic White with Gorgeous Grape and placed over the top of this. I die cut some sprigs of lavender in Gorgeous Grape and Basic White and adhered the top part to the card on the DSP, leaving the bottom of the stems free. I wrapped some white twine around them to make a bow and used a glue dot to keep it all in place. It is finished off with three purple shimmer dots. Inside I added a layer of Basic white and glued another lavender sprig on to it.

My final card was based on a technique we used in Creativity Now last weekend. I took a piece of Basic White (13.8cm x 9.5cm). On my largest clear block, I squeezed some Pearlised Enamel Basic Effects to which I added a drop of Balmy Blue re-inker – mixing it with a palette knife.

This was spread randomly on the white cardstock and allowed to dry (this takes half an hour or so). When it was dry, I used the Exposed Brick Embossing Folder to add beaiutiful dimension to it . I placed this on a piece of Lost Lagoon cardstock (10cm x 14.3cm) and wrapped a piece of Lost Lagoon ribbon around it, tying it in a knot at the front. This was glued on a Pretty Peacock card base. I added some die cut sprigs from the Painted Lavender in the three colours and tucked them under the ribbon and glued them in place. I added the sentiment which was embossed in white on Pretty Peacock using the Wonderful Thoughts stamp set and die set and added with dimensionals and I added some Lost Lagoon Tinsel Gems. To finish off I added a double bow of White twine around the knot and added a piece of white cardstock inside.

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