Botanical Blooms, Builders & Banners


The Botanical Builder framelits are my favourite dies and you can use them to create the most stunning layered flowers.  But I’ve only recently started using the matching Botanical Bloom stamp set.  This set is equally as pretty, and I decided to use it to create a DSP background look for this card.

I wanted my card to be bright and colourful, so I inked my stamps in rich razzleberry, melon mambo, elegant eggplant, pumpkin pie, pacific point and daffodil delight with pear pizzazz and emerald envy leaves.  I stamped off each time to achieve a paler shade and then stamped the details of each flower and leaf in full strength colour for contrast.  My greeting banner was die cut using the Banners Framelits Dies and the sentiment stamped from the brilliant Balloon Builders stamp set and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

To embellish my card, I created my flower from rich razzleberry and melon mambo Cardstock using the Botanical Builder Framelit dies, and added a simple pearl to the centre before attaching my card front to a rich razzleberry mat and whisper white card base.


Balloon Builders

Balloon Builders is a stamp set that carried over from last year’s catalogue.  Despite flicking past it many times, it just wasn’t shouting out to me.  But recently I decided to order it anyway and just give it a go.

Oh my, I am now officially in love with this stamp set 😍. Talk about versatile! Just from this one stamp set, I managed to create all four of the cards pictured above! The images are self explanatory, and I decided to keep this set of cards clean and simple, stamping straight onto a piece of whisper white cardstock cut using the Lots of Labels Dies.  I then backed each label with a piece of the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate with the same dies.  (N.B this gorgeous acetate comes with a clear protective film on in which must be peeled off before use).  Once my label was popped up on dimensionals, I matted my card front to a piece of coordinating cardstock to match the ink used and finished with the sentiment, three rhinestones for a little glamour, and a piece of silver ribbon which I tied around each card for a  fun and pretty accent.

I just love how each card has a different theme, and that’s just the beginning!   I’m looking forward to trying my hand at the next series of cards in the coming weeks once I come up with some more exiting ideas on how to use this fantastic set xx