Stamp Review Crew – Botanical Blooms

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Happy Monday and welcome to the first Stamp Review Crew hop for August.

Prepare to be dazzled by the Crew’s inspiration for the Botanical Blooms stamp set.

It’s another set in the SU! range with coordinating framelits for fabulous crafting!


This set was a bit of a challenge for me – because I always go for those luscious dies.  And hardly ever ink up the stamp set.

But, challenge accepted and with a determination to only use the stamp set, I created three one-layer ‘masked’ cards using the sweet flowers, leaves & scatter stamps to create colour bursts.

Stamp Review Crew - Botanical Blooms stamp set. One-Layer cards with Stylized Birthday stamp. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Each card used masking to contain the stamped images.

Stamp Review Crew - Botanical Blooms stamp set. One-Layer cards with Stylized Birthday stamp. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Using photocopy paper and various shapes, I ‘masked’ out the white space I wanted to keep clean and stamped the Whisper White card base with a collage of Botanical Blooms.

They overlapped each other quite carelessly and I used another technique called ‘stamping off’ or ‘second generation stamping’ to create lighter tones of the same colour for some of the images.

Stamp Review Crew - Botanical Blooms stamp set. One-Layer cards with Stylized Birthday stamp. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The colour palette is Sweet Sugarplum, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Blushing Bride & Mint Macaron with a striking Basic Black Archival sentiment.

The archival ink is my go-to for anything bold because the depth of colour is awesome and the image is always really solid.

Stamp Review Crew - Botanical Blooms stamp set. One-Layer cards with Stylized Birthday stamp. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The lovely bold sentiment you see is a favourite of mine – a single wood stamp set called Stylized Birthday.

I love it for the size & beautiful font!!!


I know you’re going to see lots of amazing inspiration as you keep hopping.

You can go backwards to the super stylish Mike Funke or on to the next stop for the ever-fabulous Dawn Tidd.

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Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


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Botanical Gardens – Cards & Treats from my February classes

As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post, I’m truly in love with the Botanical Gardens product suite.  And, I’ve been using it lots!  All three classes this month used this range for at least one of their creations.

The ladies all seems to fall in love too with the appropriate amount of ooo’s & ahhh’s coming from the craft table.

I love it’s versatility, the awesome 3D dies and that it matches with 2 of the Sale-A-Bration choices!


We made cards…

Just for You Card using Sale-A-Bration Botanicals For You stamp set, Botanical Builders Framelits and Botanical Blooms stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Thanks card featuring the Botanical Gardens suite: Botanical Builders Framelits, Botanical Gardens DSP, Botanical Blooms stamp set, Botanical Gardens Jewels and Suite Sayings. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


And a calendar…

2016 Easel-Style Calendar using Botanical Builders Framelits. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


But my favourite project that all 3 classes made was a little treat box styled on an American sour cream container – or for us Aussies, the shape of a those frozen ice lollies from the 80s.

Thanks to Dawn Griffith for her very helpful tutorial.

Botanical Gardens Treat Boxes (sour cream containers) using Botanical Builders Framelits & Botanical Gardens Vellum. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

You can either use vellum or DSP to make these cute little boxes.  I used the Botanical Gardens Vellum that you can choose as one of your Sale-A-Bration rewards until 31st March 2016.

Of course you can decorate them any way you like, but how sweet do they look with the Botanical Builders flowers on them?

To make the boxes:

  • start with a piece of vellum that is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • put Tape & Tear adhesive on both long sides and one short side
  • remove the tape backing from all sides and with the tape on the side roll the vellum into a cylinder/tube shape so the short sides meet, and you attach the back of the taped short edge to the front of the non-taped edge (Dawn’s video will help if this step doesn’t make sense)
  • squish one end of the box to close
  • fill your box with whatever treats you choose (we used jelly beans)
  • squish the other end of the box at the opposite angle.

They look cute in any colour and lovely in DSP (though I forgot to take pictures of those!).  I wouldn’t recommend cardstock – it’s just not flexible enough.  You can make any size box too – just adjust the measurements for your piece of vellum or DSP.

Botanical Gardens Treat Boxes (sour cream containers) using Botanical Builders Framelits & Botanical Gardens Vellum. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The March class schedule will be up soon – make sure you check back during the week.  As you can see, we have lots of fun and make lots of fabulous projects!  Kelly x

Botanical Gardens Suite…

 

Botanical Gardens Sale-A-Bration items available until 31st March 2016…