Say Hello with Leafy Leaves and Big Beautiful Blossom

Say Hello with Leafy Leaves and Big Beautiful Blossom

Hi Crafty Friends,

I am back with another card design using the Botanicals stamp and die set from The Stamp Market. We are loving their stamps. They have a fresh and simple way about them that is quite refreshing!

You may remember in the last design (you can see it here) that I used the smaller leaves and flowers in the Botanical stamp set. I loved the stamp set so much I had to go back and make sure I used the largest flower and leaf too. So here is what I came up with.

To get started, I used another one of The Stamp Market’s new stamps called the Jumbo Criss Cross. I placed the stamp and a panel of Sugar Wafer gray cardstock in my stamping platform, Sprinkled it with anti-static powder and stamped it with Versamark ink. I stamped it a few times to make sure I got a good impression. Then, I sprinkled on white embossing powder and heat set it.

With the background done, I set it aside and grabbed a plain piece of copy paper to make a pattern for the top panel. To do this, I cut the panel to the same size as the gray one, then laid it on top of the gray but slightly short of the bottom. Then turned it to an angle until it looked the way I liked. The edges were then trimmed to match the gray one.

Now that the pattern was made, I traced the pattern onto a Neenah 110lb. white cardstock panel and trimmed it to the exact size. Then I stamped the large leaf cluster, using Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

Now it is time to move on to the flowers. With these, I stamped them the same way I did in the last post by inking them with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink and a little Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink. Then, stamped each of the two larger flowers onto 80lb paper.

With a damp brush (I used very little water), I smoothed out the ink, added touches of Pink Raspberry and a bit of Ripe Persimmon in the center. When the flowers were dry, I added tiny black dots in the center using my Zig .005 waterproof black pen. At the same time, I stamped the two solid leaf clusters onto another piece of Neenah 80lb. white card stock using ‘Grout Gray’ ink from the #18 set of My Favorite Things dye ink collection. All the flowers and leaves were then cut out using the matching die set.

With all the components completed, it was time to assemble. To do this, I attached the gray plaid panel to a slightly larger white card base, added the asymmetrical white panel on top with foam tape for a height variation, Then arranged the leaf clusters and adhered with glue and added the two flowers with foam tape.

The final step was to add the sentiment. I decided the “Hello” in the Hello Lovely die set was just the thing. So, I cut one from Black Licorice cardstock, popped out the letters, mounted it with tiny strips of foam tape and added a few enamel dots from the Altenew Red Cosmos enamel package.

And there we have it… a card design showing off The Stamp Market’s Botanical stamp and die set.

Thanks so much for joining me today, stay tuned for a card challenge next week with Heather Telford and The Foiled Fox. There will be prizes and oodles of fun!! 


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