Friday, March 11, 2016
Monday, March 7, 2016
I haven't had a lot of time to stamp the past few months, but I LOVE the new stamps and accessories in the Occasions Catalog, so I was excited to try some of my new stamps out. I decided to play along with the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week. Thanks to the inspiration from this challenge I've been able to crank out a few new cards without too much effort. I also decided to use a lot of green to go along with the challenge over at Stampin' Royalty. After all, bright green says Spring to me, and Spring makes my heart happy.
I used some of my polka dot Cucumber Crush DSP from the In Color DSP stack for my background and layered that on black to help it "pop" off the white card base. The word strip is Daffodil Delight and I stamped the awesome greeting from the Grateful Bunch set from the Occasions Catalog. The bold flower is Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, and Cucumber Crush card stock cut out with the Botanical Builders framelits dies. I decided that the leaves needed something to help them not get so lost against the green background, so I used the fern-like stamp from the Botanical Blooms stamp set to stamp some black detail on them. Enjoy!
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
I'm always up for a new flower set since they can be so versatile, and I fell in love with the Botanical Blooms set at first sight. This was my #1 pick from the Occasions Catalog and it does not disappoint! I love the 2-step style and the photopolymer stamps sure make lining up the stamps easy. I made this card with Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush, and Basic Black. The card base is textured with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder. The totally awesome greeting is from the Grateful Bunch set (also in the Occasions Catalog) and is punched with the oval punch and the Decorative Label punch.