Thursday, June 2, 2016

Summery Hello - Stampin' Up! Botanical Blooms

  I am so glad that Stampin' Up! carried over the Botanical Blooms stamp set from the Occasions catalog!  First of all I didn't use it nearly enough because I tend to stamp "with the seasons" and honestly our spring here in Central Virginia was severely lacking!  It rained a lot and was quite cool so I wasn't in much of flower kind mood.  Second the set coordinates with the Botanical Builder framelits which are so cool so of course I want to make more cards using both of these items.

  I decided to combine 2 challenges and get to work using some In Colors.  I used Global Design Project challenge for the layout and Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge for the inspiration of the colors.

  This is quite a bright card and I'm still deciding if I like it or if I think it's a hot mess!  Do you ever make a card like that?  You look at it and think it's OK then look again and are like "what was I thinking??".  Yeah, that's this card.  At the very least you can get a good look at 2 of the new In Colors; Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach.  I thought they looked good with Cucumber Crush.

  The flower panel is stamped and then a length of Flirty Flamingo Ruched ribbon is wrapped around and then tied off with gold thread bow.  I love this ribbon!  It's just the right size for cards and not too bulky so it ties and knots wonderfully!  I had to get all 5 In Colors!  Next, I added a few sequins that were left over from my Enjoy the Little Things project kit because it was still out on my desk but the regular sequin trim would work as well.

  The sentiment and banner are from Thoughtful Banners.  The banner is stamped in Cucumber Crush and the sentiment in black.  Using the coordinating Duet Banner punch I punched it out and popped it over the ribbon with dimensionals.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Botanical Blooms, Thoughtful Banners

Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Cucumber Crush, black

Paper: Cucumber Crush, Whisper White

Accessories: ruched ribbon, gold thread, gold sequins, Duet Banner punch, dimensionals


  1. I too love the Botanical Blooms stamp set. You did a great job in creating the flower panel and your color combo is so pretty. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  2. Wow, Amanda! I love seeing these flowers in such bright colors. Brilliant! Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project sketch challenge!

  3. Do I ever second guess a card I've made? You bet! We are our own worst critics, sometimes. But never fear this card is delightful! The flowers are so pretty and the ribbon with the gold thread is a lovely touch!

  4. Wow! These colours play together beautifully! What a simply sweet card Amanda. Thanks for playing at Global Design Project with us this week.

  5. These colours work so well together. Well done Amanda!! Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project challenge xx

  6. I LOVE this card! The bright green background and colorful flowers are perfect together! Thanks for playing along with us at HSS!

  7. This is such a sweet fresh card ! LOVE it! Thanks so much for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

  8. I am here to say "no way no how not a hot mess. Your card is awesome!" I love it and I am so glad you joined out inspiration challenge at HSS. Smiles, Elizabeth

  9. What a happy, happy card! Super use of the new banner punch and I love the way you've tied the ruched ribbon with the gold thread! Thanks for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!


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