Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Lovely Lavender Birthday

Back again on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog

This is my final post as a Design Team Member.  I would like to thank Darlene for being such a wonderful leader and for her friendship!  Thank you to all of my Team Mates for such wonderful inspiration over the past year.  

On to my card!   

I adore this sweet little watering can, don't you?  I knew I had to own it as soon as I saw it and I knew that I would give it a rustic vibe by adding lots of 'Patina' to it.  So easy!  I die cut it from White card stock and from a piece of chipboard I had lying around.  I layered the 2 together and then began the aging process.  Using Embossing Powders and craft paints I was able to achieve this look.  The Frugal Crafter has an awesome video with easy to follow along instructions.  You can view the video HERE.  

I also added 'Patina' to my White Adhesive Pearls.  I just love how these turned out!  Sentiment stamped in Wisteria Wonder ink, stamp set by Papertrey Ink, Vintage Linens.  My White card stock has been backed with Fun Foam to add a bit of dimension and to make the panel nice and sturdy.

You can see the thickness of the watering can from this angle.  Layering die cuts has always been a favorite and easy technique of mine.  It adds so much then using a solo piece, which tends to look so flat.  

This card will be entered into the following Challenges:

Scrapy Land, Anything Goes #98
Crop Stop, Party #43

Thanks for popping in!


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Here's What I Used:

Best Glue Ever

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  1. Donna my dear, I just LOVE this card. You did an amazing job with the patina

  2. Oh wow, nothing like going out with a bang, this is just gorgeous, I just love the patina you did on that watering can and love your bunch of lavender, great touch on the pearls too, great overall design!

  3. I am sure you are just on a hiatus from DRU. Love this card and I have just the dies to CASE it. adding the patina to the pearls was brilliant and so are you, my dear.

  4. Gorgeous card! The watering can and lavender is so pretty! Fabulous design!
    Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at Scrapy Land!
    Sherrie K
    Scrapy Land DT Member

  5. This is beautiful, Donna! I too am in love with the patina on that sweet watering can. The lavender is lovely too.

  6. Oh I love that watering can of lavender! Simply Gorgeous! So happy you played along over on the Cropstop blog this month!

  7. Gorgeous watering can, love the patina effect and the lavender! I have a feeling you’ll be back on the DRU team one day ;-)

  8. Beautiful Donna! What a lovely card showcasing one of my favorite floral scents. Fresh lavender..... mmmmm.....
    I just realized that I'm no longer getting your posts in my e-mail. I've missed so much on your blog because of it. I don't know what happened to make me not get them but I'll resign up so I don't miss a single post. ;0)