Today I am sharing the project we made in class yesterday using the 'Botanical Gardens' suite of products from the Occasions catalogue. This suite has everything you need to make beautifully coordinated projects - stamps, framelits to die cut the images, designer paper, washi tape and pretty charms. The bonus is that you can bundle the 'Botanical Blooms' stamp set and Botanical Builder framelits for a 15% discount when you purchase them together. If you have been waiting to find the right option for floral elements on your projects, then I think this set of stamps and coordinating framelits will continue to be versatile for a long time. There are so many combinations that you can use with the different elements in the framelits.
First up is a photo of the completed project which is an embellished box (and acetate lid) with 3 cards. The box was designed by the Stampin' Up! Concept Artists to celebrate Patty Bennett's $1m sales milestone, which is a truly awesome achievement. I have taken the idea and re-sized it for metric cards (10.5cm x 14.8cm) and C6 size envelopes that we use in Australia. I've added an acetate lid that sits in the box to make it more like a gift box and it doesn't cover the floral embellishments. If you want the imperial measurements, you can find them here on Patty's blog post. I will provide the metric measures in a separate document, so stayed tuned for that.
I love the effect from the leaf edgelit and you can adjust the position to alter the height of the bottom section. I have incorporated Watermelon Wonder into this project just to give a bit more colour to the predominant palette of the DSP. The first of the cards also uses the leaf edgelit on the centre panel reinforcing the botanical feel. The base is Mint Macaron with a strip of the tiny floral DSP from the Botanical Gardens DSP. My favourite thank you greeting from 'One Big Meaning' stamp set in Cajun Craze brings in the final colour from the DSP. The Botanical Gardens Jewels adds the final touch.
For the inside, I have used a strip of the cute Cajun Craze floral washi tape at the base and a little flower with sponged edges to finish it.
The Botanical Gardens DSP takes centre stage in the next card. I've embellished the flowers with the mostly tone on tone centres apart from the large Hello Honey flowers which have Cajun Craze centres to coordinate with the centre panel. The sweet greeting comes from the new 'Suite Sayings' stamp set, also from the Occasions catalogue. I've added some Wink of Stella to the little flower spray for a little shimmer and the bow in the retired Hello Honey Stitched Satin ribbon to finish.
For the inside, I've added a strip of the honey washi tape at the bottom and a smaller version of the flower spray.
The final card again uses the leaf edgelit, this time on the bottom of the card with a strip of DSP as the backdrop. It was inspired by this gorgeous project from Nikki Spencer. I've kept the edgelit right on the edge of the card to keep a reasonable amount of space for the writing panel inside. I've used Watermelon Wonder for the large flower for a pop of colour and the lovely greeting comes from the 'Cottage Greetings' stamp set. I think this was the favourite on the day.
For the inside I have created a writing panel above the DSP border. I was happy with the way this turned out.
|Stamps||Botanical Blooms, Suite Sayings, Cottage Greetings, One Big Meaning|
|Card stock & Papers||Mint Macaron, Hello Honey, Watermelon Wonder, Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White, Botanical Gardens DSP|
|Ink||Basic Black Archival, Mint Macaron, Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow|
|Accessories||Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Iced Rhinestones, Botanical Gardens Jewels, Honey Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon (retired), Botanical Gardens Wash set|
|Tools||Botanical Builder Framelits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Sponge daubers, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tear and tape, Stamp-ma-jig|
This has been a long post, so if you made it this far, thanks for your patience.