Happy Valentine’s Day…I hope you are spending it with someone or even something you love (like stamping perhaps). I am doing both. My husband and I will be going out to dinner later but I will have a few uninterrupted hours of stamping. It is a good day!
My card to day has a very tropical feel thanks to the Botanical Blooms stamp set and coordinating dies. Tropical is exactly how I would like to feel today as it is only 9 degrees right now!
The inspiration for this design came from Freshly Made Sketches challenge…..
I love wreaths, along with flowers. But wreaths are really one of my favorite things and creating them on a card is so much fun. So when I saw this sketch that is the first thing that came to mind.
I was really anxious to use the Botanical Blooms bundle so this is what I came up with. I created the wreath using the ferns in Pear Pizzazz from the bundle. However, first I created a wreath base using the 2 1/4″ punch (retired) and 2 1/2″ punch then glued the ferns around the base using the fine tip glue pen. The flowers were then cut from the same die in Cherry Cobbler, Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon cardstock. The background DSP is also from the Botanical Bundle. This bundle is such a great value as you get the stamp set, die collection and DSP all together. The “hello” sentiment came from the sale-a-bration free set, Honeycomb Happiness. I stamped the sentiment first on Hello Honey cardstock then placed the banner from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set over the sentiment for perfect placement. This is very easy since the banner is a photopolymer stamp and you can see right through it. Candy dots and pearls, colored with a sharpie center the flowers.
The inside sentiment came from the hostess set in the annual catalog called Best Thoughts. I stamped both the inside of the card and outside of the envelope with matching flowers.
As always, I truly appreciate your taking the time to look in on my card. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to let me know and I will be more than happy to respond.
I hope you have a LOVE-ly day!
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