Sunday, July 18, 2010

Two Botanical Blooms Cards - contest entry

This is the fourth entry I submitted into the Demonstrator Class Ideas Challenge that Stampin' Up! held over the course of a few months in 2008-2009.

The challenge was to use items from the then current Sale-A-Bration catalog. I created these two pretty easy cards with the Botanical Blooms stamp set and inspiration from our Demonstrators only magazine, Stampin' Success.

This project was not a winner, but it was published along with a few others on their web site for other Demonstrators to see.



The first project I sumitted to these challenges was the candy bar wrap/gift card holder I posted here; the second project was the A Happy Heart card and treat bag posted here; the third project was the Dream A Little Shadowbox posted here; the final project I submitted was the Bella Pets Scrapbook Wall Art project that I posted here.











PLUM FLORALS CARD – based on the template in the February 2009 Stampin’ Success
Botanical Blooms stamp set
Pale Plum card stock 2‐3/4" x 4‐1/2"
Perfect Plum card stock 5‐1/2" x 8‐1/2"
Very Vanilla card stock
2‐1/2" x 3" for outside
4" x 5‐1/4" for inside
Scrap for tag
Very Vanilla Medium envelope
Mellow Moss Classic Stampin’ Pad
Pale Plum Classic Stampin’ Pad
Perfect Plum Classic Stampin’ Pad
Very Vanilla 5/8” grosgrain ribbon, 18" length
Clear Rhinestone brad
1/6" Circle punch or Crop‐A‐Dile
Stamping sponge piece
Tearing Edge (optional)
Scissors
Adhesive of choice

1. Stamp Very Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain ribbon with Perfect Plum ink, and set aside to dry.
2. Ink stems of flowers with Mellow Moss ink and the flower heads with Perfect Plum ink. Stamp both pieces of the Very Vanilla card stock and the envelope to match.
3. Ink the solid flowers with Pale Plum ink then dab the corner of Perfect Plum ink pad on the center (or use markers). Stamp both pieces of the Very Vanilla card stock and the envelope to match.
4. Sponge Pale Plum ink along the edges of both of the Very Vanilla pieces.
5. Adhere the Very Vanilla pieces to the inside and to the Pale Plum piece of card stock. Be sure to adhere the smaller front piece off center, leaving a wider edge of Pale Plum showing to the right of the stamped image so you will be able to tear this edge off.
6. If you have a Tearing Edge, tear off the right edge of the Pale Plum piece of card stock otherwise tear it "freehand"
7. Stamp the scrap of Very Vanilla card stock with the saying using Perfect Plum ink, and trim.
8. Mount the tag to the front floral stamped piece using the 1/16" Circle punch and Clear Rhinestone brad; adhere all to the Perfect Plum card base.
9. Wrap stamped ribbon around top and tie. Trim.
Use Stampin’ Glitter, Watercolor Wonder Crayons,background stamps, Texturz plates or add extra embellishments to make the cards more advanced.







SAGE LEAVES CARD – based on the template in the February 2009 Stampin’ Success
Botanical Blooms stamp set
Thank You Kindly stamp set
Sage Shadow card stock 1/2 sheet, 4‐1/4" x 11"
Very Vanilla card stock
3" x 4‐1/4" for outside
4" x 5‐1/4" for inside
Very Vanilla Medium envelope
Sage Shadow Classic Stampin’ Pad
Very Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, 14" length
Paper piercer and mat pack (optional)
Stamping sponge piece
Sticky notes (or whatever method you use to create a removable mask)Scissors (to trim ribbon)
Adhesive of choice


1. Mask off around the area to be stamped on the 3" x 4‐1/4" piece of Very Vanilla card stock.
2. Stamp the leaves in Sage Shadow ink and sponge Sage Shadow ink in the open area. Remove mask.
3. Pierce around the outer edge of the sponged area using the paper piercer and mat.
4. Stamp leaves in Sage Shadow ink on the 4" x 5‐1/4" piece of Very Vanilla card stock and envelope to match; sponge on Sage Shadow ink if desired.
5. Fold Sage Shadow card stock in half to create a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" top fold card. Using the ink pad, swipe ink along the edges of the Sage Shadow card and along the edges of the Very Vanilla inside piece if desired.
6. Stamp sentiment in Sage Shadow ink at the bottom of the Very Vanilla piece.
7. Adhere the Very Vanilla pieces to the front and inside.
8. Tie ribbon just above the stamped sentiment and below the stamped/sponged area. Trim.




Thanks for looking !

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