Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Botanical Garden Birthday

Yes, I'm still sharing cards from the "All About Birthdays" class!  The card in this post uses one of my favorite bundles from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog - Botanical Blooms.  From the Botanical Blooms photopolymer stamps and framelits to the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper, the projects that can be made are endless and aren't limited to cards.  The multitude of flowers that can be cut using the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies are wonderful and enable creating dimensional flowers.  When creating this card, a variety of leaves and flowers were cut and layered resulting in a beautiful design.  The center of the large flowers has a rhinestone that has been colored black using a Sharpie marker.  The greeting is from the Tin of Cards stamp set and was heat embossed using Black Emboss Powder. 

Botanical Gardens Birthday Card using Stampin' Up! Botanical Blooms Stamp Set, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper & Botanical Builder Framelits Dies
If you're looking for a versatile stamp set, I recommend that you consider this bundle. 
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A "Flowering Fields" Birthday

The card in this post was made in one of the "All About Birthdays" classes from last month and uses two products from the Sale-A-Bration brochure - the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper and the Flowering Fields stamp set.  Both of these products are great but I especially like the stamp set as there are endless creative possibilities.  The designer series paper has many great designs and for this card, I decided to use the lighter background floral print to create a card with the feeling of Spring.


Birthday Card using Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Flowering Fields Stamp Set & Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper


The card base is Lost Lagoon card stock (CS) with a layer of Whisper White card stock and the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper.  The Circles Collection framelits were used to cut Lost Lagoon CS and Whisper White CS.  The white circle was stamped using the Flowering Fields stamp set and Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Using Stampin' Write markers, the flowers, leaves and butterfly were colored by stippling instead of fully coloring the items with the markers.  Lastly, the clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush was used on the flowers to add some shimmer (although it doesn't show in the photo, the glimmer is the little extra that takes the card "up a notch").  The birthday greeting is from the And Many More stamp set and is stamped on the banner from the Bloomin' Love stamp set.  

Remember that the Sale-a-bration items are only available until March 31 and with each $50 purchase (excluding tax & shipping), you can select one item.

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