One of the really fun things about going to OnStage (the new name for Stampin’ Up convention and regional demonstrator events) is that we get to try out the newest products that are coming up and make some samples to use when we get home. One of the products we got to try in November was the Botanical Blooms stamp set and matching dies. We learned that the stamp set is designed to perfectly match the patterned paper (see the details on the leaves and flowers in the patterned paper? yep, I STAMPED THEM! How cool is that??!?) And this is what we made at the event:
Now that was a fun and all sample to see how the products all worked, but I just wasn’t inspired to turn it into a card as is. See, it was this odd 4 1/4” height (same as a normal card) but only 5” wide (narrower than a normal card). So I decided I had to cut things up and experiment a bit. And ended up really liking the end result… what do you think?
So, what I ended up doing was cutting down the designer patterned paper and then layering it onto some Mossy Meadow cardstock (I’m sooooo going to miss this color when it retires later this month!!) and then put it all onto a Hello Honey card base.
The design was so busy, I wanted to keep my sentiment simple so I reached for the wooden Expressions Elements for a simple thanks and to make it easier to read, I just adhered a thin strip of Mossy Meadow cardstock behind the letters to make it super clear.
You can see from my imperfect stamping, show the detailing on the leaves is stamped on. And the centers to many of the flowers. It was kind of fun finishing out the paper design! Then I just added a few rhinestones here and there for a little sparkle and we were good to go!
A Quick Note about the Botanical Blooms Bundle – You Get Extra in It!
I’ve had a couple people confused about the Botanical Blooms bundle… because they know that when you get a bundle you get 15% off the dies and stamp set. But what they didn’t notice, is that in THIS SPECIFIC BUNDLE, you ALSO get the pack of designer paper too!
Fun bonus, right? If you have questions, don’t hesitate to say hello and drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org!