The card I have to share with you today is starring the two favorites of mine from the Mini Catalog. The Perennial Postage Dies and the Perennial Lavender paper.
The first dies are from the Perennial Postage Bundle. These “postage stamp” edged dies are fabulous. Having a large and then smaller ones is perfect for layering and overall theme. I used the smaller rectangle layers. The largest of those is for the Gorgeous Grape and purple DSP pieces. And the third larger is for the sentiment.
The second die set is from the Painted Lavender Bundle. I used the greenery from those dies. These two small sprigs are actually one die. Since I needed smaller pieces to tuck behind the sentiment, I simple cut that one piece in half. then it is a perfect size and fit.
The stamps used are also from the two bundles. The front sentiment is from the Perennial Postage Bundle. I love this sentiment. It is such a sweet one, and at the same time could be used to accompany a variety of inside sentiments. Flexibility is key in sentiments. I love mixing and matching.
The second stamp set is the Painted Lavender. I did not add a sentiment on the inside. As I said above, this card would work for a variety of occasions. So I added some stamping and left the sentiment blank until needed. These stamps are from the Painted Lavender set as well. Next is a view of the inside. I love the little butterflies!
The star of the card, besides the Postage Dies, is the gorgeous Perennial Lavender Designer Series Paper. First off, I love purple. But these pages mix it with earth tones for a very calming look. I would never have thought to pair it with the Crumb Cake and that is probably my favorite thing about this paper! And the softer purple piece that is Postage cut is beautiful as well. The designers outdid themselves on this paper.
The card base is Pretty Peacock, which is the color from some of the leaves. And yes, I generally add a layer of solid between the base and the DSP. But for this card it really did not need it. I did pull the beautiful Gorgeous Grape for one of the postage layers. It really helps the more purple of the DSP piece to pop.
There is always room for embellishments on my cards. But first I added a large embellishment. The delicate butterfly is an embellishment that comes in a large package of different sizes and positions. Several cards I have seen show them colored with Blending Brushes and that is a wonderful look. But because of my White sentiment, I opted to leave this one white. And the second embellishment is bling! The Purple Shimmer Dots come in a large package of three different shades of purple and two different sizes. I used three of them. There is one on the butterfly, one on the sentiment, and one on the large DSP towards the bottom.
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