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Tue 03

Lovely Lavender
by Jenny Griffiths

Happy New Year Greetings!

  Welcome to the blog blitz and you know what that means...new creativity, new products revealed and lots of inspiration...also, a chance to win today's Lavender Bunch die.  

   The new Lavender Bunch die was a no-brainer for me--I LOVE lavender and the clippings of lavender in my photos are from my own garden.  

  First up...a silhouette type card. 

Lavender Silhouette

  I dampened the surface of an oversized watercolor paper panel with plain 'ol water and introduced the colors using these convenient watercolor sheets which I bought from Birch Press Designs.  For best results allow each color to dry (or nearly dry) before adding another color so they are a bit more distinct and not muddy together.  I often dab a color with a paper towel or cloth if it is on a runaway course.  You can always add more color back in if you like and cut down on the water.

 Once the colors were in place and dried, I determined the best size and place to position the Pin Dot Rectangle die--it adds such a nice finished edge.  Next, I die cut the Lavender Bunch and saved the unused portion for another card--double duty! 

 I stamped the sentiment and layered the panel using dimensional foam tape onto black card stock, then onto the folded note card.  

Lavender Silhouette detail

 Who could resist one more chance to use this dynamic die? Not me!

I die cut the Lavender Bunches, twice from green card stock, once from watercolor paper.  After coloring the flower heads on the watercolor paper (again using the watercolor sheets), I pieced them onto the green stems and adhered all to a side fold cream colored notecard.  Now was my opportunity to use the new "So Many Things To Love" clear stamp and die set again to add the beautiful heart and sentiment.  This is a fantastic set which I know will be used a lot. 

Lavender Love

I'd like to share my love for Lavender and offer the Lavender Bunch Die as today's prize.  A winner will be randomly selected from comments posted below and on each day for a chance to win different prizes!  You have until 11:59pm EST on January 8th to leave your comment.  Jennysig


Beautiful cards. I really like that lavender bunch die. I especially like how you watercoloured the flowers - looks amazing.

Both cards are beautiful, I too have a fondness for lavender, so pretty and smells so good too!!

Both of your cards are lovely! I especially love the first one! That background is perfect for the lavender! I can almost smell it on the second card! TFS!

Beautiful cards! The Lavender is gorgeous and soothes all, your card and in your garden!

Your cards are always so neat. I love the simplicity of "thinking of you" card and the colors are so calming.

What great cards you shared with us. You have given me many creative ideas on how to use the Lavender Bunch die. Thanks for sharing!

Interesting die. Versatile too.

Oh wow, I love both your cards and the new lavender die!!

Two beautiful cards and shows cases the die perfectly , I love lavender too and have lots in my garden the bees and butterflies love it too and they need all the help they can get to survive as they are a major key to the planets survival too ,another reason to love lavender.
Thanks for sharing.

Jenny, both cards are really beautiful. I especially like the second one and really who doesn't love lavender? ( A side note: My sister grows a lot of it and even make a strawberry lavender jam which is yummy!)
Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

I love lavender too! Beautiful cards made with this die.

Your cards are so pretty! I also love lavender. We have camped outside of Sequim, WA, where the whole town is a lavender factory! So pretty!

Lavender - the color and the plant - has always been my Favorite! Lovely cards! I appreciate the possibility to win the dies! ;-}

I have just gotten into watercoloring, and don't know really anything about it. Thanks for telling me to wait until each color dries, or almost dries before adding another. I LOVE THIS CARD. I also LOVE lavender. This is a real winner with me. It is artsy and gorgeous.

This is so pretty, and can be used as a Valentine even though it's not pink. I really like your style.

So delicate and pretty

These are cards are so pretty am thrilled a lavender die was added to the line. The water coloring works perfectly with these cards. The only things that might make them better is a little bit of lavender perfume. :)

Beautiful cards! I love that you used both the die cut and the negative pieces for your cards! Lovely colors too!

I love lavender! The colour, the smell, the flower shape... The watercolour card with negative die-cut is my favourite!

Beautiful cards! Love the lavender dies!

beautiful as always-the new lavender die is so versatile!

What beautiful cards, Jenny. The lavender makes me hopeful for summer.

Lovely cards!! And such a beautiful die!!!

These cards are beautiful but I absolutely LOVE the first one! The lavender die is gorgeous
and so versatile!

Happy New Year, Jenny, you certainly have started the year off with a bang with both of these wonderful cards. I have lavender in my flower garden and love it so this die is for me!! I just purchased the "So Many Things To Love" stamps and the lavender die goes so well with it.
Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

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