Following on from yesterdays inspiration from Heather's roses and petals creations todays crafty offering is made using some real lavender I've had hanging about for an age. I made this card to, hopefully, make a focus of this bunch of lavender I picked and dried (its easy to dry flowers etc. here as anything you hang up dry's in a couple of days thanks to the heat!)
Next I added a matching strip of ribbon and a messy bow.
TIP ALERT to stop the cut edges of my bows / ribbon from fraying I gently 'melt' the cut end using (very carefully) a lighter which seals the cut.
I simply tucked the real lavender under the bow. The whole piece was then foam mounted onto a piece of My Minds Eye paper which married the colours of the stalks and flowers which I had layered in the same lavender / white combo.
It is difficult to see but the whole piece is stuck to a white base card made by folding an A4 sheet in two.
This picture should show the Faux letterpress technique better.
To complete the card I cut a piece of the paper using spellbinders Labels die (cant remember which answers on a postcard) and stamped the sentiment, which is my view of what craft blogging is for to Enjoy, and foam mounted a frame cut in the same colour as the layering using two of the dies.