Lots of Lavender is one of the first FREE, Sale-A-Bration, stamp sets I received with my Occasions 2018 pre-order. I chose it because I adore seeing fields of Lavender, and for the health benefits of Young Living Lavender Essential Oil. I put drops of it in my diffuser every night at bed time, so I’ll get a good night’s sleep. So, I was looking forward to playing with this new stamp set, and this is my first project:

Lots of Lavender for CTS251; Featuring: Lots of Lavender, Stampin' Blends, Garden Trellis embossing folder, Stitched Shapes; For more details click visit to go to my blog! #lotsoflavender #essentialoils #stampinblends #stampinup #youngliving

Lots of Lavender

 

I began by stamping the lavender bouquet in Chocolate Chip ink on Whisper White cardstock. Rather than use the stamps that come with the set for splashing on color, I used our Stampin’ Blends to make it precise. I’ll enjoy using the “correct” method another time.

The Stampin’ Blend colors are: Light and Dark Rich Razzleberry, Light and Dark Old Olive and Bronze.

 

You might be wondering about the Stitched Shape square and circle. There really was a reason behind it, and it happens to be this week’s CAS(E) this sketch:

 

I decided to add dimension to my bouquet by using the dies. I first cut the circle, then the square. For texture, I embossed the paper with the hole in the middle with the Garden Trellis Folder.

I stamped “Beautiful Friend” (Beautiful Peacock stamp set) on the square before adding dimensionals, and placing it over its hole. I doubled the dimensionals on the circle, so it would be a little higher.

 

CAS(E) this sketch helped the creation of a unique card. I know I wouldn’t have thought of this on my own. Thank you!