Creation Station- Botanical Garden
One of the gifts I was not granted from God was the art of having a garden. Now, if it’s a botanical garden created with paper…. I’m all over it.
I was a little giddy to create ANYTHING today because I have a HUGE monkey off my back- taxes.
I have felt Russ breathing down my neck for weeks to get them done and I kept putting it off. It took Russ taking Alexis to a gym meet in Atlanta, Brandon at my mom’s and ME by myself to get something done.
A quiet house except for all my animals was EXACTLY what I needed. Love my family but a break was kinda nice. Don’t tell them I said that.
Time to Create!
Once my taxes were done (8.5 hour process due to my amazing organization skills…. ) I was FREE!
This month the Creation Station design team decided to play with the Botanical Gardens suite.
<insert LARGE eyeballs>
Probably one of the most popular stamps/suites in the Stampin’ Up! catalog right now and one of the hardest for me to create with. True story. I love the flowers and the framelits. It’s just “posing” them. or bunching them. Oh jeez… I don’t even know what you call it. Putting the crazy flowers together. Who knows what it is but I squeaked a project out and actually have a few more projects up my sleeve with this set. <that’s amazing!>
I used a few of my favorite things for this card-
- Typeset Designer Paper (I’m fearing this being retired)
- My little scallop thinlits (Found in the Cutie Pie Thinlits)
- Thin Washi Tape (Found in the This is the Life Project Life Accessory Pack)
I’m noticing I’m drawn to the Daffodil Delight color right now. It’s bright and beautiful for Spring.
I brought a hint of Melon Mambo into this card to keep it bright and happy.
Tips & Tricks
Here are a few tips when creating this card.
- Sponge lightly around the flowers to make them stand out more using the same ink as the color of cardstock. Sponging should be light and uniform and more on the edges of the flowers.
- I use the flat surface of a sponge instead of the rounded portion of the sponge. I know this is opposite of what you normally see, but I have found that I have more control with the sponge and the ink goes on smoother. Just my opinion, but it always works.
- The Botanical Builder Framelits are delicate and can best be used when paired with the Big Shot Die Brush and the Precision Base Plate. The Die Brush is perfect to get the delicate flowers out from the framelits without ripping them.
- When using your Precision Base Plate make sure to flip your plates after each use so they do not warp.
- Splatter was created on the Typeset DSP using my Aqua Painter and Melon Mambo ink. I also used it on each of the flowers using Daffodil Delight ink.
Create Joy When Crafting
Sometimes its the little things that bring me joy and when I was creating this card I loved how this black scallop border looked under the greeting banner. Something so simple but it sure did bring me joy. I used dimensional to create a little more dimension for the card. Besides, life without dimensionals would be BLAH.
A few tiny embellishments were added to this card such as clear sequins and the fun It’s My Party Enamel Dots.
Hopefully this inspires you in two ways today.
First, I hope you enjoy the Botanical Gardens Suite, and second I hope it inspires you to create something bright and beautiful for spring. Try this happy color combo. It’s bright and FUN!
Now let’s see what the other Creation Station designers have in store for us today. Just click the buttons below and be inspired. Thats the beauty of a hop. To be INSPIRED.
You can see all the products that I used for this project in the clickable links at the bottom of this post.