I hope all is well in your corner of the world! It SNOWED here last night...I'm more than a little confused as to how we can go from +30 degrees Celsius last week to the -1 degree I woke up to this morning!! Oh well, its a perfect day to feel guilt free about creating because it's too cold to do much outdoors! I'm finally feeling like I have some of my creative mojo back and I'm running with it!
Have you picked up the Botanical Blooms bundle yet? When I seen it in the Occasions catalog it immediately went to the top of my must have list. I ordered it with my first order and when it arrived I lovingly placed it at eye level on the shelf in front of my work station so I could use it first chance I got. And there is sat...for close to three months. I'd fell into a huge creative block black hole and I couldn't dig myself out. I only completed what I absolutely had to and it was by no means my finest work (thus the lack of sharing here on the blog).
I decided that it was for the best if I took a step back for a while from card making and I'm so glad I did! I began working on sorting through 10 years of photos and started my Project Life journey (stay tuned for an upcoming detailed post on just that!) knowing that it would only be a matter of time before I missed card making. It took a couple of months but the desire to create is slowly returning. Sometimes a breather (even from a hobby you love) is exactly what is needed to get yourself back on track.
So, after all that ramble let's get back to today's card! The Botanical Blooms and matching framelits never strayed far from my mind or line of vision after I purchased them. I was seeing tons of inspiration from fellow stampers and when the time was right, I couldn't wait to dig in. I decided to try a monochromatic scheme from my first attempt using just Crumb Cake card stock and ink. Because of the additional cut outs within the framelit pieces you can achieve serious dimension, even if your just using one color. A few Stampin' Dimensionals help lift the flowers even further off the card front.
I added large pearls into the center of each flower to add a little more interest. The images are so versatile you can literally achieve any look from a tropical paradise to a romantic vintage scene. I'm keeping this bundle at arms reach for a long time to come! Three dimensional projects are coming to a blog near you soon ;)
Stamp Sets: Botanical Blooms
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Crumb Cake
Big Shot: Botanical Builder Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (retired)
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Multi purpose liquid glue, Stampin' Dimensionals
I hope you have a wonderful day; time to put the technology away and get creating! Until next time...