Floral Friday: Bye Bye Botanical Blooms

Botanical Blooms is a fairly recent purchase for me and one I was really hoping was going to carry over but sadly that’s not the case. It’s definitely one of the sets that I will not be parting with as its perfect for any kind of floral card which as you know I love. If you’ve not picked it up yet I’d highly recommend it.

Today I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to create so I just grabbed the botanical blooms and a selection of inks and just started building up a design. One of my favourite things about Stampin’ Up! is that no matter what colours you pick they all just seem to work together so you can’t really go wrong. Here is what I created:

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This card has a Marina Mist base with Soft Sky and Dapper Denim added to create the flowers. The leaves are stamped in Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive and looking at this it might be time to re-ink my Pear Pizzazz ink pad. The greeting which is stamped in Dapper Denim comes from the One Big Meaning stamp set. I finished this card off with a little Ruched Ribbon in Dapper Denim.

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I make a second card with a purple colour scheme using Rich Razzleberry as the card base and adding Sweet Sugarplum and the new Fresh Fig as additional colours for the flowers. As the Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon has already sold out I decided to use some enamel dots as embellishment for this card.

Which is your favourite blue or purple, I think the blue version has a slight edge but that could be because I’ve remembered what a lovely blue Marina Mist is.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Floral Friday: Copper Crazy Card

Today I have embraced all things copper, mainly because I need to start using up things before the new catalogue arrives and that means cutting into the most beautiful paper I’ve seen from Stampin’ Up! Yes you’ve guessed it the stunning sheet of copper foiled floral Kraft cardstock in the Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP.

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The photo really doesn’t do it justice, I’m thinking I might order another pack of this paper just for this sheet alone. Anyway onto my card:

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I adore how this turned out, I think its one of my favourite cards I’ve made in a while. The flowers were stamped in Versamark onto Crumb Cake cardstock and heat embossed with the Copper Embossing Powder, I wish the camera picked up how super shiny this card is.

I fussy cut the flowers out and finished them off with pearls in the centres, to add a little softness I added some loops behind the flowers in the Copper Metallic Thread. The sentiment comes from One Big Meaning and was stamped and embossed onto the Stitched Shape and Layering Oval Framelit sets.

Have you got a favourite paper from the current catalogue which you have been hoarding? Are you going to use it before June when we get the new catalogue? I’d love to know what your favourites are?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x