Sunday, July 31, 2016

Stamp Review Crew: Botanical Blooms Edition

Wow, July is gone already and it is time for another Stamp Review Crew hop! This time we are featuring a lovely flower and foliage set called Botanical Blooms. This set came out in the Occasions Mini this year with a coordinating die set that is gorgeous! I personally did not ink this set up until it was time for this hop, lol. There are so many lovely cards designed with it, I needed to NOT look at all of the inspiration on Pinterest and try to come up with something that was organically inspired :)

For those who are new to the Stamp Review Crew, here is a little background. We are an international group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that gets together on the first and third Mondays of every month to do a blog hop. Each hop features a single stamp set to give you loads of inspiration for that set! The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog, and you will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop whenever you want! And you can click on the banner of this post to go to the master blog roll for this hop also.  

If you are following along in order, then you just arrived from Holly Krautkremer's blog where she will fill you with amazement!

This card was inspired by a top I just bought. I love blue. Really. You should see how much blue I have in my wardrobe! And this print got me thinking about how I could recreate it with this set. I hope you will give this a try!
  1. Cut a panel of Crumb Cake to 4"x5¼". 
  2. Stamp the flowers in Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo. Stamp the leaves in Crumb cake, and the stamens and leaf veins in Soft Suede. Dry well with heat tool. 
  3. Wipe the entire panel with an Embossing Buddy. Using Versamark, stamp over all of the images again, add a sprinkling of the confetti flowers in the gap. Sprinkle with Clear embossing powder and heat set. 
  4. Use brayer, sponge brayer, or sponge to cover the panel in Dapper Denim ink. Then take a lightly damp cloth and rub the excess ink off the embossed areas.
  5. Stamp the sentiment from the Watercolor Wishes kit stamp set in Versamark on a piece of Vellum, heat emboss with Copper embossing powder, then cut down and dovetail one end. Stitch to the panel. 
  6. Adhere the finished panel to a Blushing Bride card base with dimensionals (or coasters if you have them :)  ).
  7. Stamp the flower and leaves inside the card in the right lower corner. All done!
You can see the dimension here, and a little closer look at the flowers. Some of the Versamark stamping was not perfect, but it adds a little shadow and depth to the images, which I really love!

I stamped the big flower in Blushing Bride, then layered the smaller flower in Flirty Flamingo. and the stamen in Soft Suede. The leaves are Crumb Cake and Soft Suede. I added a few stamped off Blushing Bride flower confetti images to this also.

I am the last stop on this hop, but if you started somewhere in the middle, or you just want to go around again, head on over to Jessica William's blog! She is sure to knock you socks off!

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Kelly Kent said...

Absolutely stunning Tanya - the card of the hop for me. I can't wait to follow your instructions and make my own! Kelly x

Nikki Spencer said...

Oh wow! What a gorgeous effect Tanya and your colours are just so yummy! xx

Lou said...

Tanya I just love your card. Before I read the instructions I thought it was a bleaching effect. Can't wait to try one myself.

Anonymous said...

Wow this is AWESOME and how cool inspired by a top. I myself love green and my closet is full of green lol Very cool and gorgeous card I will have to try it!

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful, rich card, Tanya! And I love the stitching!!

Mickey Roberts said...

If this card is based upon a top you own, then we need to see a picture of you wearing it! Great card, Tanya! I love the illusion of dimension you achieved with the emboss resist.

Dawn Tidd said...

Gorgeous card, Tanya! I l love the deep emboss resist, it's so elegant! The stitching along the edges really sets the whole card off beautifully! Did you had any Wink of Stella? It looks shimmery!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Oh my goodness .. this card would have to be one of my favourites. Love the colours, the technique and that gorgeous stitching. It's pinned :)

Mike said...

Wow! The copper embossing powder goes so well with your rich background! Breathtaking!


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