Botanical Blooms and Birthday Bouquet Revisited for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop – Stampin’ Up!

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My card share for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop today is another card that features the Botanical Blooms stamp set and matching framelits from Stampin’ Up! paired with the Birthday Bouquet DSP.  Last week I shared this card that featured the same combination of products, but as you can see the cards are quite different.  They do go together very well though!  Could be the beginnings of a boxed set…

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Here is the color combination for today’s challenge.

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The color challenge was inspired by the Birthday Bouquet DSP.  I just can’t get enough of the floral images in this paper pack.  They are simply gorgeous!  I added a little Wink of Stella to the flowers to add a bit of shine.  I must say, I’m not a huge fan of glitter, but I am in love with that little brush!  It gives just a bit of sparkle without being over the top.

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Card Recipe and Tips:

Card Base: Watermelon Wonder card stock – 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″

Layers: Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (two – front and inside), Birthday Bouquet DSP – 3″ x 3-7/8″, Blushing Bride card stock – 3″ x 3-7/8″,

Flowers: Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow

  • I brushed clear Wink of Stella on the flowers on the DSP to give them a little shimmer.
  • I also used Wink of Stella on the die cut flowers and on the flower inside the card.
  • I used a sponge to add some Watermelon Wonder and Pool Party ink to the edges of my flower petals.  The effect is subtle, but it makes a big difference.
  • Use a bone folder to curl up the edges of your petals to give them more interest. I also adhered the larger flower with a Stampin’ Dimensional to give the card depth.
  • I couldn’t resist using one of the Botanical Garden Jewels Embellishments for the center of my larger flower.  Isn’t it just gorgeous!
  • I used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to adhere the fern frond die cut. It is the perfect choice for really intricate dies.
  • Don’t forget to finish the inside of your card for an extra special touch. For this card, I wanted to try out “borderless coloring.” I colored the flower from the Birthday Blooms stamp set with blushing bride, early espresso, and mossy meadow markers and stamped it on the white card stock.  Then I used a blender pen and my ink pads to color in the flower.  By stamping my image in the colors I used to color it in, I got a flower without a black outline.  I think that this method helps the flower on the inside to better match the flowers on the DSP.

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I love doing blog hops, it is so fun to see how different artists approach the same color scheme for inspiration.  Click the button below to check out what Amy Koenders has created for you today on the next stop of the journey.

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6 thoughts on “Botanical Blooms and Birthday Bouquet Revisited for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop – Stampin’ Up!

  1. Wow, your coloring on the inside flower is absolutely flawless! Love the Wink of Stella, too. I need to try it out soon. I bought it but have not tried it out yet. Thanks for the inspiration! Beautifully done!


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