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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Botanicals Blog Hop

Tonight we are featuring the new Botanicals stamp set with a special technique themed blog hop event!
All of the designer's participating in tonight's hop were asked to choose a technique or techniques to use with cards made using the Botanicals set.

I have two cards to share tonight. The first was made using the "thumping" technique, which is simply taking several colors of markers and tapping or bouncing them on your stamp to get a mix of the colors. It gives things a unique look and each time you do it the colors/design come out differently. Here is my card:


The flowers were made by thumping the stamp with three different colors of marker: SU Coral Cameo, Memento Canteloupe, and SU So Saffron. The card base is Pure Luxury Chocolate Kiss with Pure Luxury Creme de Menthe (love that color) layered on top. The designer paper is from Cosmo Cricket Earth Love. The other colors used are SU Groovy Guava and Pure Luxury Sweet Corn.

The second card I made for tonight features heat embossing for the flowers. I made this as a sympathy card for a dear friend of ours whose mother passed away this weekend.
                                       
                                     

I used SU Going Gray as the base for this card and layered that with SU Apricot Appeal. I brayered the background with Going Gray, Barely Blue, Apricot Appeal and Pretty in Pink inks (all from SU). The flowers were stamped with Versamark and embossed with black embossing powder. It is different from some of my cards but I like the way it turned out.

Please visit these designer's blogs for their project using a variety of techniques all made with the Botanicals stamp set:

Then, for even more samples with the Botanicals stamp set, visit the StampTV gallery here: botanicals.  To view more information about the free card kit that is included with the purchase of the Botanicals stamp set, click here.

14 comments:

Giovana said...

Beautiful cards Kay!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the colors in your 2nd card~ stunning!

joy said...

What a wonderful birdie card!I am wild about your sympathy card. The colors are beautifully done.

Brenda said...

Very pretty card Kay!

Cheryl O said...

The colors in your 2nd card are just beautiful, and the simplicity of the sympathy card just says it all. All of them are just great!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh my! These are beautiful Kay!!! The black embossing is so very elegant!! I'm so sorry for your friend's loss.

NinaB said...

They're all so pretty, Kay.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Beautiful cards, Kay! The soft background on the second card is gorgeous!

Gloria said...

Just gorgeous! Love it.

Sharri Seffens said...

Kay, beautiful cards! I love the colors on both and the beautiful backgound on the second!

Lorraine said...

Lovely cards! Love the background on the 2nd one.

Jessica said...

So, pretty, Kay!! I especially adore the second one -that background is STUNNING!! Great job and thanks so much for hopping with us!

Bev Gerard said...

What a creative use of the thumping technique! Those blossoms are beautiful!
Your sympathy creation is just perfect ... and will surely bring the feeling of love as well as heartfelt sympathy to your friends.

~Bev
www.savorthejourney.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com

Betty Neville said...

Lovely cards Kay!