Sunday, 8 May 2016

Botanical Blooms Trio card

Been itching to share this card for a while...  it had quite an effect on my ladies at classes last week! I was so pleased that Sassy Salutations was at least reduced for them on the Retiring List! 

The border die and the flowers in the Botanical Blooms dies really are quite special... so I am very glad that they are carrying over into the new 2016-17 catalogue... plenty more to share using these...
Now I can't take any credit for the majority of this card! I have seen variants all over Pinterest as it really is too good not to make... so here are a few links to hopefully get the credit back to the originator(s). 

I believe Carolyn Bennie in Australia was the genius behind the marker/sponging decoration of the flowers with these stunning flowers she made shown here...
Carolyn Bennie Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Occasions Catalogue 2016 Stampin' Up! Botanical Gardens Botanical Blooms 3D Hibiscus Flowers:
.... and although I was inspired to immediately make this when team mate Julie Kettlewell's posted her navy version... she in turn was inspired by Sue Vine 's stunning Melon Mambo creation.... 

All I changed was the colour (as my ladies do love their purples!)... and I used 3 of the flower sizes instead of just the large one... easier to die cut that way - and I prefer the resultant lighter look...
But I do have to laugh as my ladies are now all wanting to make boxes for their cards to go in as the flattening of those beautiful flowers is quite upsetting them!!! Think another Envelope Punch Board class and a Box Frame card might be on the cards in the not too distant future....


  1. Really pretty card! Love your colors!

    1. Thank you Mary... I think Wistia Wonder and Elegant Eggplant work really well too ( you can thank my purple loving ladies for that combination!)


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