Hello everyone, I hope that you are staying warm on this cold winter day. I don’t know if everyone else in the nation is experiencing such cold nasty weather as we are in the South, but if you are I hope that you are staying warm and toasty inside. Yes, I know that not everyone deals with the announcement of snow as we do down here. I just watched the school next door get out early due to the weather and it hasn’t even done anything yet. But, I can say so far it is cold. I’ve heard it described as “Colder than a Witches …..” you can fill in the blank; if you don’t know the phase then message me and I will tell you what goes in the blank.
I hope today’s card adds a little warmth to your day. When it’s cold out side I want to think of warm things, and what is warmer then a botanical themed card. So here is today’s card.
Not, a lot of stamping, but a lot of cutting. I used the new Botanical Builder Framelits from Stampin’ Up!. The new framelits are part of a fantastic bundle in the new Occasions 2016 Catalog (Spring/Summer) from Stampin’ Up!. The bundle comes with the Botanical Blooms Stamp Set, Botanical Garden Designer Series Paper, and the Botanical Builder Framelits. Wow! Now that’s a bundle, and you save 15%. Basically when I did the math, I was only paying about $10 for the framelits by purchasing the bundle. I know crazy right but it’s true. So with this fact I couldn’t pass this bundle up! Besides, the fact I love these framelits, they were a must have. Not to mention they have been so much fun.
Tips & Tricks
I found it easier to turn the Gold foil sheet upside down (with the backing facing up). Since I don’t have the precision base plate this worked like a charm for me. You may have to put a shame under your plates, because all Big Shots are different, I didn’t have to. I cut a 4 1/4″ x 5″ piece of the gold foil sheet and cut out all my leaves at the top of it and then trimmed off the 1 1/2″x 4 1/4″ piece at the bottom to get my foil strip at the bottom of the card. That way I could save a little of the paper and not have to do to much cutting.
The flower you see on my card also came out of this framelit set too. I just love this flower, it has dimension in the petals. The framelit cuts the centers of each petal so that you can pull them out a little to add a little unexpected texture. LOVE IT!!!!!
I stamped the veins on the gold foiled cut outs with Stazon Black Ink first thing and set them aside to dry until I had cut everything else for the card. Once dry I could then build my card. I attached the foil leaves using mini glue dots and tied some Linen thread around the stem of the larger two. I don’t know what it is about the combination of the gold and the linen thread. But I just love the combination of the two and it looks elegant with a touch of comfort to me. I added a small strip of the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper to and a little color to the card, also the greens in the DSP are a very warm green and work with the gold (which in the art world is considered a yellow so of course they work well together since you have to have yellow to make a green.)
The Stamp set I used for the sentiment is the Botanicals For you Stamp set. Which coordinates with this bundle. And, the best part I got it FREE! Yes FREE! It is one of the free Sale-A-Bration items in the the Sale-A-Bration brochure. If you don’t know what Sale-A-Bration is well it’s only the biggest time at Stampin’ Up! You can find out more here
If you would like the full instruction sheet & the Supply list to create this card by clicking on the links below.
Thanks for dropping by today. Try to stay warm out there, until next time Happy Stampin’