Almost 25 years ago, my husband and I were married. The wedding was in November, but because of our jobs and a mutual dislike of wintry weather, we delayed our honeymoon until summer. Our two weeks in Europe were filled with adventures, and the memories are many and wonderful.
So, in memory of the French portion of our honeymoon trip, I’ve made a little “homage” to the glorious lavender fields of France. It’s a simple card (so simple that I made two), but it reminds me of the wonderful sights (and smells) of France in high summer.
Here’s what I did:
- Stamped the Lavender Field HeroScape (I love HeroScapes!),
- Blended a soft sky above the field using my Ink Blending Brush, going for slightly uneven coverage to create the illusion of summer haze,
- Stamped, colored with Copics, and cut out two sets of the lavender images from the Hero Florals Lavender Bunch,
- Gathered the lavender into a bouquet and wrapped it in a vellum and paper florist wrap (I used the Bouquet Accessories Fancy Die Set–hands down the most used Fancy Die I own),
- Wrapped the bouquet in some thin purple twine and mounted it with dimensional foam bits, and
- Finished the card by (carefully…holding my breath!) stamping the sentiment just above the field. I used a retired sentiment set, but there are many anniversary sentiments–even the Hero Floral Lavender Bunch has one!
The second card is similar, without the floral wrap, and I’ve left that card blank. As you’ll notice here and or if you find me on Instagram, I often make multiple cards of a single design. That way there is usually something in my “craft lair” that feels right for unexpected occasions.
I hope you enjoyed this card, and I hope you’ll post your anniversary creation. Can’t wait to see what you make!
Thanks for stopping by,