Sep 25, 2018

Lovely Lavender Birthday

Donna Phelan back again.

This is my final post as a Design Team Member.  I would like to thank Darlene for being such a wonderful leader and for her friendship!  Thank you to all of my Team Mates for such wonderful inspiration over the past year.  

On to my card!   

I adore this sweet little watering can, don't you?  I knew I had to own it as soon as I saw it and I knew that I would give it a rustic vibe by adding lots of 'Patina' to it.  So easy!  I die cut it from White card stock and from a piece of chipboard I had lying around.  I layered the 2 together and then began the aging process.  Using Embossing Powders and craft paints I was able to achieve this look.  The Frugal Crafter has an awesome video with easy to follow along instructions.  You can view the video HERE.  

I also added 'Patina' to my White Adhesive Pearls.  I just love how these turned out!  Sentiment stamped in Wisteria Wonder ink, stamp set by Papertrey Ink, Vintage Linens.  My White card stock has been backed with Fun Foam to add a bit of dimension and to make the panel nice and sturdy.

You can see the thickness of the watering can from this angle.  Layering die cuts has always been a favorite and easy technique of mine.  It adds so much then using a solo piece, which tends to look so flat.

Thanks for popping in!


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Here's What I Used:

Best Glue Ever

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  1. LOVE THIS!!! That patina is amazing (will be watching the video soon) and what a great idea to create the matching pearl drops ... well done! The corner die really adds even more character to this lovely creation! Awesome inspiration Donna ... thanks!

  2. Great card. Loved all your work and hope to see you around again.

  3. You really ended your year with a Big Bang and this amazing card. That patina is super and I adore the matching pearls. You maybe ending your gig with Dies R Us, but I will be seeing you around. Lol

  4. This is such a beautiful card! I love how you aged the watering can! I've gotta go watch that video!

  5. Oh, I just LOVE this!!! Your design is perfect and the patina is absolutely wonderful. Way to go out with a BANG!!!! Well done!

  6. Love the layout and design! Great job Teamie.


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