Thank You Botanical Blooms — FMS227

It’s time for another sketch challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week the ever-clever and talented Linda Callahan is our hostess.  And look at what she has for us:

One set I haven’t used enough is the Botanical Blooms set.  This is such a well designed set.  I love the two-step stamping and the unique coordinating dies.  Since Linda’s sketch says that the two focal images can be any shape, I took advantage of that and made mine a flower and leaf.

Botanical Bloom Thank YouI used a color combination of Calypso Coral, which looks really red in my photo for some reason, and Old Olive and So Saffron.

I stamped the leaf directly on the card base and cut out a coordinating vellum leaf which I placed over it, slightly to the side.

The dsp on the side is from the Pretty Petals dsp stack, and the sentiment is from the Something to Say stamp set.

One of the dies that I love in the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies collection is the vine, which I used on the side.  It adds a fun, unique touch to the card.

Botanical Bloom Thank You Close UpWe hope you’ll join us and play along with the challenge.  It’s always fun for us to see what you post in the gallery.  For a big dose of creative inspiration, hop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site and see what the design team made this week.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Botanical Thanks — Monday Montage #59

Monday Montage Banner -- OctoberWelcome to our last Monday Montage blog hop of 2015!  We are a group of ten stampers who love to share what we create, and all you have to do to follow along is to click on the links at the bottom of each post.

One of the product suites in the upcoming Occasions catalog is the Botanical Gardens suite — stamp set, framelits, dsp, washi tape, etc…  It is a fun suite because there are so many options with it.  There are lots of blooms and leaves to mix and match.  There is a bundle available for this suite in which you can get the stamp set, dies, and dsp for 15% off.  Love that!  All of these products will be available starting on January 5.  And to make it an even better deal, by purchasing this bundle you will qualify for one free Sale-a-Bration item of your choice.  You could add the sentiment set I’ve used below for free!

Botanicals ThanksI needed a thank you card for a Christmas gift, so I went with a sentiment from Perfect Pairings, which is a Sale-a-Bration set.  I love a good sentiment set, and this is one that I was excited to see.

All of the flowers and leaves were cut out with the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.  I used a color scheme of Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, and Pool Party.

Botanicals Thanks Close UpYou’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog for a big helping of creativity.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can venture over to Wendy Weixler’s blog to admire her beautiful project.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all ten blogs.

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Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!