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Crazy for Blooms-Botanical Blooms

Crazy for Blooms-Botanical Blooms

 

Blooms on the flowers are in full force here in Florida.  My allergies can tell you for sure.

I think this could be the worst year I’ve had for allergies living here.  The pollen is outrageous, but the blooms are beautiful.

I’m excited you are visiting today as the Artisans are sharing flowers galore.  They are pollen free and pretty to look at and for this I’m grateful.

Botanical Blooms

From the beginning that I laid eyes on Botanical Blooms I had a feeling I would struggle with this suite.  It’s interesting how this entire suite has grown on me and I can honestly say I love the framelits that coordinate with the Botanical Blooms stamp set.

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Same Set-Different Colors

I’ve created to cards to share today both using the Botanical Blooms but both using different color schemes.  I love how they both turned out.

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My inspiration for the colors on this first card started with the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper.  I started the first layer with stamping the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set on the Shimmer White cardstock and then started to build the card from there.

 

 

 

Quick Tips to Create 

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  • Having a Sponge Dauber on hand was perfect to darken the color of the cardstock using the coordinating ink.
  • I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets large splatter image over the Mint Macaron flower for added texture.
  • The It’s My Party Enamel Dots make for a perfect flower center.
  • I used the Grateful Bunch stamp set for the greeting.

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Bright Blooms Color Change 

I couldn’t help but try using the Botanical Blooms using brighter colors.

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The little tiny flower image just made me giggle with joy.  I love when a stamp does that for me.  It’s so tiny and CUTE.  I love how it looks in the different colors coming down the cardstock.

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Quick Tips to Create

  • I used the Oh So Lovely stamp set for the greeting.
  • Once the tiny flowers were stamped, I started building up my flower bouquet using Mini Glue dots to keep in place.
  • I added a thread from the White Jute ribbon under the flowers.

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Botanical Blooms can be used so many different ways.  I love when you can look at a stamp set and see more than just a flower.

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I hope you are inspired to create using the Botanical Blooms Bundle.  It’s definitely a keeper and will be carrying over to the new catalog.  That’s AWESOME news.

 

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Create it Monday- Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens

Happy Monday, Happy February!

 

It’s time for another Create it Monday using Botanical Gardens Suite.

 

I’m a bit excited about what I created as the Botanical Gardens Suite has been a struggle for me.

Let’s jump in.  Shall we?

 

 

Create It!  

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I have 2 versions of this card to share.

 

I started with two basic colors-  Soft Sky and Island Indigo with Old Olive for the leaves.

 

I will admit that I was over zealous when creating these cards.  So over zealous after die cutting that I didn’t stamp a single flower.

That’s what happens when you are in the “moment”.

 

 

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You can download the instructions for this project at the end of this post.

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Quick Tips & Tricks with Botanical Gardens Suite

  • Notice on the card above how the Gold Metallic Thread is “thicker?”  I doubled my thread twice before I started wrapping it in circles.  I love how this made the thread stand out more.
  • The Botanical Blooms Designer Vellum (FREE Sale-a-Bration product) was layered on top of Whisper White cardstock.  I simply ran my Snail Adhesive onto the Whisper White cardstock where I knew my Flower and stems would be attached. This way no adhesive would show through the vellum.
  • To keep the fine stems in place I used a Mini Glue Dots. I clustered the stems together tightly, layering each of them slightly. Layering them too much would cause the card to become more bulky.
  • Botanical Blooms does not have a greeting in the set, so I pulled an oldie but a goodie out: Endless Birthday Wishes.

Remember Simple & Budget Friendly Embellishments

 

Embellishing cards can be simple and easy on the budget when choosing the right products.

Here are 5 of my GO-TO favorites that I love to use.

  • Sequins
  • Ribbon, Lace Trim and Metallic Thread
  • Tea Lace Doilies
  • Rhinestones
  • Pearls

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I used a couple of my favorite embellishments on this card to give it just a little extra pizzaz.  Sequins and Rhinestones.  Both simple and budget friendly and easy on the eyes.

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As with any struggle we deal with in life, sometimes you have to face it and move forward.  That’s exactly what I did with the Botanical Gardens Suite.  Faced it and went after it.

Is there a set you are struggling to use? I’d love to hear which one, but even more so I would love to see you tackle it.  Start your week by facing a fear!

Make sure to download the project sheet so you can recreate this card.  It’s  quick and easy card and one that you can duplicate many of in no time.

 

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