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Tue 28

Lavender Kisses
by Sherry Hester

Hello everyone! Can you believe spring has sprung already? And what a difference this spring has been. With all of the rain we had, everything is green and blooming! The card I’m sharing today is all spring and blooms!

Lavender Kisses - 1

My A2 card base was cut from a pale gray card stock. I cut a frame from white card stock using two of the dies from the Rectangle Basics set. I also cut a frame from the Petite Doily Frames, and snipped off one long side. I sponged Milled Lavender on this piece, and edged it with a touch of Dusty Concord. I adhered this along the right side of the white frame. I added the tiny sentiment to the bottom right corner of the frame.

I cut one Antilles Floral Border from white card stock and snipped away the two flowers on the left. I cut the border again, but this time positioned the die so that only the three flowers on the right were cut. I sponged my fav … Peeled Paint … on the stems and leaves, and sponged Seedless Grapes on all of the flowers, varying the pressure to get different shades. To add some dimension, I shaped the top flowers and adhered them over the other flowers, offsetting them just a bit. I then adhered this to the bottom of the frame, snipping off the excess from the bottom.

Lavender Kisses - 2

I cut two of the Lavender Bunch from white card stock, and added Peeled Paint to the leaves and stems of one. I sponged Milled Lavender on all of the flowers, and shaded them with Dusty Concord. I snipped off the flowers from one die cut, shaped them, and added them over the top of the corresponding flower, again offsetting them just a bit. I also sponged a small area of white card stock with Dusty Concord, and die cut the Mini Butterflies from that area.

Now for the assembly. I added foam tape to the back of the frame, but before I adhered it to the card base, I held it over the base, and positioned the lavender flowers where I wanted them, adhering them in place, then adhered the frame. The three tiny butterflies were adhered where shown, and I decided to add some white dots with a gel pen to finish off the card.

Lavender Kisses - 3

I hope you will be inspired to have a spring fling of your own! Have a great week, and thank you as always for stopping by.




Your card is so pretty and would do as a summer card too just made me smile and think of warm sunny days thank you for sharing.


WoW!!! Love this amazingly beautiful card, Sherry!!!! Thank you for the excellent step by step tutorial. I have been wishing a designer would feature the Antilles Floral Border and the Lavender Bunch, now I know I need them. This is they way I love to make flowers too! Great way to get another use from the Petite Doily Frames, they are already on my list. I love it when I can be inspired to use my dies in ways that are outside the box. Thank you for sharing the beautiful, creative inspiring art card today!
Jacquelene L

beautiful, love the color choices

So beautiful... the design is perfect and the soft colouring so pretty!

Absolutely stunning. You never cease to amaze me with your talent. I LOVE the colors!

What a wonderful card. Thanks for your inspiration.

Such a pretty design, and I can see this for the fall season too with only minor changes. Thanks for showing!

Lovely colours for the beautiful flowers and the grey card stock looks fab, I keep meaning to use it more! Wonderful card. xxx

Lovely all around. The colors are great with the pale gray.

Absolutely Gorgeous all framed and pretty colors and dimension!!

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