Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Botanical Flower Birthday

Here we are another week gone and a brand new DOstamper's Challenge!

This weeks challenge was a little tougher for me.  It took me awhile to come up with a card for this layout.  I did my card a little different.  I turned the layout when doing my card and spread out the layers.  Does that make sense?
I am thinking that the Botanical Builder Framelits are a new FAV of mine!

For this card I wanted a big stamp for the saying, which in this case is the "Happy Birthday".  This stamp is from a new set in the main catalog called "Watercolor Words".  This set has allot of great stamps in it.  Once I stamped it, I did take my paper snips and cut around the words.  

For the background, I used the "Hardwood Background stamp".  To give it some dimension I inked it with Crumb Cake ink and then took a Sponge Dauber and wiped on Soft Suede ink to the stamp itself.

The Flowers on the card are all done with the Stamp set called "Botanical Blooms" and the framelit set that goes with this stamp set.  Did you know if you buy these in a Bundle you can SAVE 15%!  The bundle also includes the Botanical Garden Designer Series Paper.  What more could you ask for?!?!  On the smaller flower on the right, I did ink the stamp in Rose Red and then stamped off before stamping on my cardstock.

I hope that you liked this weeks card!  I already have orders to make more of them!

We have a fabulous turnout for you today.  Be sure check out more "Sketch" inspiration from my DOstamperSTARS Team (click on their links below):  

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Botanical Blooms in Winter


I figured what way better to get back into posting to my blog then by starting with a DOstamper Stars Thursday Challenge!!

There is so much going on with Stampin' Up! right now, just not sure where to begin telling you everything.  As I go through this post you will see so many new products that have come out in the Occasions Catalog and it is Sale-A-Bration time!  WOW SO EXCITING!

When I seen the colors to this challenge I instantly thought of the Botanical Blooms stamp set and matching Framelits.  Being that it has been so blistering cold here in MN, I thought it would be nice to have flowers and greenery.  Just needed to bring a smile to our faces here in MN.  
I am falling in love with this framelit set and the NEW grunge stamp set.

Wondering where how I made the great edge on the card????  It is included in the new framelits that just came out in the Occasions Catalog called the Botanical Builder Framelits.  What is great about this framelit set it has a stamp set to match which is called Botanical Booms.  And when you buy these 2 items and the Designer Series Paper that goes with this, you can buy all 3 items in a bundle and SAVE 15%.  It is so great that Stampin' Up! offers us the bundles at a discount.  

Did you happen to notice the spectacular flower on the card?  This is also in the Botanical Builder framelits.  And yes, the flower is all 1 piece!  For the 2 tone look of the flower I took an Aqua Painter and the Rose Red Ink and colored for a darker tone.  For the leaves I used the stamp set Botanical Blooms to put the lines in the leaf.  And then cut them using the framelits again.  If you look a little closer you can see a little grunge going on in the background, this is a new stamp set called Timeless Textures.   LOVE - LOVE this set!! I am so into the grunge look.  The base of the card is Soft Suede and the flower is Blushing Bride.  Did you happen to notice the Glimmer paper as well?!?  I know!  Color is Blushing Bride.

Cardstock & Ink
- Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper   140550
- Soft Suede 115318  Ink  115657
- Blushing Bride  119796
- Garden Green 102584  Ink 126954
- Very Vanilla  101650
- Early Espresso Ink 126974

Stamp Sets
- Timeless Textures Wood Mount 140514 / Clear Mount 140517
- Botanical Blooms Photopolymer 140757
   Bundle with the Framelits and DSP and SAVE 15%  140819
- Rose Wonder Photopolymer 140757
   Bundle with the Framelits and SAVE 15%  140804

- Big Shot  113439
- Magnetic Platform 130658
- Pearl Basics  119247
- Aqua Painter 103954

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