Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Lavender Birthday Card

In an attempt to tie together my Lavender sachet and jar topper as a gift, I wanted to make a birthday card as part of the set.

Once again I've used the same stamp (Stampin' Up's Herb Expressions) and stamped it on ivory cardstock and then added Flower Soft product to the blooms. This card is a very simple card and I wanted to bring out a little 3-D by attaching a bouquet of faux lavender tied in a dotted lavender colored ribbon.

To make the lavender bouquet I just cut three 3 inch pieces of wire and covered the end of the wire about 3/4 of an inch up the wire with glue and then rolled the glue-y end of the wire in lavender flowersoft and let it dry. In order to keep the wires standing upright while they dry I poked the wire ends into a dry sponge and let that sit on the table to dry.

To carry out the inside of the card with more lavender and the birthday greeting I used this sweet vine border. It is one of the stamps in the Stampin' Up! Long Time Friend set. The Happy Birthday sentiment is also from Stampin' Up!

I used my cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder on the outside of the card and also punched a eyelet scalloped border with a Martha Stewart border punch.

And this completes my lavender gift set.




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