Hi Stampers.  Here we are – half way through the first work week of the new year.  I’ve managed to maintain my post a day plan.  Yippee!  I’ve also been working on updating my Etsy store .  I realize some people don’t have the time, tools or supplies to make their own cards and I LOVE to make cards, especially custom ones, so it only makes sense, right!?!?

rose-botanical-bloomsThis was a fun card to make.  It started with a flip on the standard card base.  This Smoky Slate card base is 11″ x 4.25″, scored at 5.5″.  The leaf edge along the bottom is a die in the botanical blooms framelit set.  I placed it at a slight angle along the bottom edge of the front of the card and ran it through the big shot.  This shows off the 5.25″ X 4″ layer of Whisper White, adhered to the inside with snail adhesive.  I stamped the flowers from the new Bloomin’ Love stamp set in Rose Red ink in the lower right of that inside layer.  I also stamped the Valentines sentiment from that same set in the center of the inside layer.  On the front of the card base i stamped a few blotches using Smoky Slate ink and the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.

I just love the new framelits that go with the new Botanical Blooms bundle.  They have extra dimension to them that I just love!  I used scraps of Rose Red, Pink Pirouette and Pear Pizzazz card stock and cut out the flower, center of flower and leaf all in one pass of the big shot.  The veins in the leaf is the coordinating stamp and Pear Pizzazz ink. (You can’t tell in the photo, but I did sponge a little Rose Red onto the base flower.) The flower was layered and attached to the card base with glue dots. Then, as I do a lot, I finished off with a rhinestone.

I used this card idea in my last workshop, the gals loved it and I sold several of the Botanical Blooms bundles. Since the 2016 Occasions catalog is now LIVE, you can obtain your bundle by visiting my online store or clicking on the supply links below.

Happy Stamping,
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