Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Stamp Review Crew: Botanical Blooms

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday.  Today we are focusing on a wonderful bundle from the recent Occasions Catalog, Botanical Blooms and coordinating Botantical Builder framelits.  If you are following the hop in order, you have just arrived from the amazing Dawn Tidd's blog.

So, I've had this bundle for a while, and this is the first I am using it.  So many wonderful products, so little time!  Tell me I'm not the only one!

I love killing two birds with one stone, so to speak, so I've combined my card for the Sunday Stamps Challenge #132 with Botanical Blooms.  This set has the perfect foliage to complement the No Bones About It set.

And bonus, I got to use up more DSP scraps hanging around on my desk.  Here's this week's Sunday Stamps sketch.

Stamps: Botanical Blooms, No Bones About It, Thoughtful Banners; Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, 2011-13 In Color DSP; Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Island Indigo; Accessories: Linen Thread, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Botanical Builder Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

I created a card for stamp club, and it's a perfect time to share it here.

I combined some ideas from Dena Rekow and Amy Koenders to come up with this card.  The striped background trend has been around for a bit, but I still love the bold look!

I used 3/4" stripes of Basic Black card stock to create the background.  The flowers are sponged with Calypso Coral and Soft Suede inks.  And here's a fun hint for the linen thread: tie a big bow or loop knot and attach to the back of the flower with a glue dot for some easy loops.

Stamps: Botanical Blooms, Thoughtful Banners; Paper: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White; Ink: Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Linen Thread, Banner Triple Punch, Sponges, Botanical Builder Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

Hop on over to my friend, Mickey Roberts's, blog to see what she put together with this set. Her projects are always wonderful!


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Kelly Kent said...

Great cards Heidi! And thanks for the tip about the twine - I'll be using that! Kelly x

Tanya Boser said...

Yes!! Dinosaurs and botanicals!! I love those bold stripes and sponged flowers too :)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Such fun card designs! Really great job with those sets!

Nikki Spencer said...

Two fab cards Heidi, l love how you've shown the versatility of this set with two totally different styles...That dino card is just a bit cute! xx

Anonymous said...

Awesome cards! I love the dinosaurs mixed with the Botanicals. I really like the bold stripped look you card really pops.

Mickey Roberts said...

Heidi, I just love the dinosaurs--the big leaves really work with the dino images. The striped card is just stunning!

Annette Elliott said...

What a creative use of the the sketch challenge with the No Bones stamp set. Adorable! The 2nd card is fabulous, too!

Dawn Tidd said...

These are two awesome cards, Heidi! I love the combo of the dinosaurs with the botanical dies, perfect! The black and white is a "stunner" with the pops of color from the flower!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Two awesome cards! Love the dinosaurs with the tropical leaves and your tip with the Linen Thread for the second card.

Monika Reeck said...

I love the color of your Dino
yay my son as he was 7 he loves Dino so much
now he is 12 years old and love Pokemon hehe
I adore the added of the twine there
great card Heidi
sweet color of your Dino
Monika (SS Teamie)

Mike said...

Heidi, these are two very different AND very clever takes on this set. The black and white bold stripes really do a beautiful of job of making the flowers pop!

Pia S said...

Love your take on the sketch and how you assembled everything. A super card for a dinosaur loving young (or old) boy.
And the striped card with flowers is absolutely gorgeous!

Claire Broadwater said...

Love the dinosaurs! Such a great take on the sketch! The flowers are gorgeous on that black and white background! Both cards are amazing! XX

Lisa said...

Ok, I am totally loving that dino card!! Great way to use the sketch, and I love the colors!