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Botanical Blooms for PPA 293

PPA-293-Mar24Welcome back to another color challenge at the PPA challenge blog. This week’s soft and sweet colors were chosen by color team member Michelle Gleeson. Since it had been awhile that I inked up my Botanical Blooms set, I decided to see if this set works for pastel colors. We know that it looks spectacular with bold and rich colors judging from what I have seen on so many gorgeous cards.

Botanical Blooms, Timeless Textures, Botanical Builder Framelit DiesI incorporated many of the stamp images from Timeless Textures on my background panel to give a collage effect. Then the card base was cut using the leaflet die in Botanical Builder Framelits dies.  These two pieces were adhered to a Mint Macaron base separating the pieces ever so slightly.  The leaflets were gently curved up so that more of the card base peeked through.  Then I turned my attention to the botanical blooms. Various pieces were cut from both Blushing Bride cardstock as well as its designer series paper.  Again I used Timeless Textures images as well as sponging to add interest to the plain cardstock.  The same attention to detail went into the preparation of the Mint Macaron leaves.

Card Details:
  • Stamp Sets:  Botanical Blooms, Timeless Textures, Suite Sayings
  • Papers:  Shimmery White, Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate cardstocks; Subtles Color Collection DSP
  • Inks:  Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride
  • Tools:  Botanical Builder Framelits dies, Simply Scored Scoring Tool
  • Embellishments:  Metal Rimmed Pearls

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So, what do you think?  Do the pastel colors work with Botanical Blooms or do you prefer the bold colors with this set?  Would you like to play along with the PPA this week?  Have you been by the challenge blog to see all the amazing projects by my designer team mates? We would love to see you in the gallery.  Remember you don’t need a blog to play along.  You can choose any public gallery (such as Pinterest or Splitcoaststampers) but be sure to label your project with PPA 293.

Additionally, remember that I will be giving away “blog candy” (an item of my choice from the SAB catalog) at the first of next month to help celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion that continues through March 31st. All you need to do to qualify as a potential winner is to leave a comment on any or all of my March posts.  The winner will need to provide a US mailing address to receive the gift.

I am still very busy with closing our home in Hayesville, NC and incorporating the many household items into my home in Kennesaw, GA.  We are actually closing on the house today, so it is another mad dash up there.  I spent Sunday and Monday nights by myself in Hayesville which was my last sleep in that house.  On Monday morning I awoke to seeing a smattering of snow on the ground.  It was my goodbye gift from a much beloved vacation home. The furniture was moved to Kennesaw on Tuesday and I still have many boxes to unpack.  There will not be space for any stamping classes during the next month since that is the room that stuff was unloaded.   Right now it is enough just to keep up with the two design challenges for which I am a member.  But I will get back to blogging as soon as possible. Since this will most likely be my post prior to Easter, blessings for you and yours on this special occasion.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  In the meanwhile,

Have fun stamping,



18 thoughts on “Botanical Blooms for PPA 293

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  2. Debbie

    You’re right about Botanical Blooms being used for bold colors so seeing it in such pastel colors really shows its versatility. LOVE the thinlit for the background – simply gorgeous! Your collage is wonderful and makes me want SU to make a more grungy DSP. Off to the sandbox and PIN…

  3. Lynn Hoyt

    Just beautiful ! No way at all to go wrong with these colors and the Botanical Blooms set, add in your Timeless Textures and WOW!

  4. Diana Jackins

    So beautiful, Katy, the background for flowers is excellent. A striking card! As Windy says “you should frame it. Love the colors also.

  5. Jeanie G.

    Really beautiful card–thanks for experimenting with pastels–now I need to go cut some not so bold colors and give it a try. Also I’ve not used the long leafy thinlet–I’ll have to try that too!

  6. Rae in Reno

    Oh Katy….. this is such a beauty. You really are a master at paper floral bouquets. This one is perfect for Easter AND Mother’s Day. Good luck with the boxes and thank you for the great inspiration you always provide.

  7. Maria Rodriguez

    Oh Katy, this card is gorgeous, what a beautiful background you created with all of those images from Timeless Treasures.
    But my favorite part of this card is the lovely arrangement of flowers from the Botanical Blooms die set, I’m still waiting on mine, it was on back order when I placed my order the first week of March, I hope they will start shipping them soon.
    Beautiful card Katy, thank you for sharing.

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