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Monday, April 25, 2016

Botanicals for You Meets Brushstrokes

Happy Monday!

Time was running out to purchase from Stampin' Up's Sale-A-Bration catty, and I've been pondering the Botanicals for You stamp set for a while as I love the font of the large sentiment.

Large sentiments seem all the rage lately, don't you think?

Miraculously, it ended up in my "cart" while I was picking up some retiring cardstock colours recently and honestly, who can resist "free" crafty goodies? Not me :-)

Paired this new (for me) stamp set with Stampin' Up's Brushstrokes BG stamp, inked up in alternating pink & grey colours, and came up with this CAS creation:

As I didn't feel like fussy cutting a bunch of the floral images from this set, I decided to use the Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch that is almost an exact replica of the stamps and added them around the sentiment with adhesive pop dots for dimension, accented by the little sprigs in the stamp set stamped in Smoky Slate ink, and some grey pearl centers.

My MISTI was a huge help in horizontally lining up the alternating brushstroke images. After stamping the BG, I added shimmery silver splotches using a bit of Viva Decor Beeswax Polish mixed with some water on a paintbrush (not visible in the photo - sorry). A very easy, CAS card that can be used for many different occasions (birthday, "just because", thank you, celebrations, etc.).

Hope you're enjoying a fab day and thank you for your visit!

Stamps: Stampin' Up Botanicals for You; Stampin' Up Brushstrokes
Ink: Stampin' Up Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette; Versafine Black
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Smoky Slate, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Martha Stewart 3-in-1 Hydrangea Punch; Silver-Grey & Pink Flatback Pearls; Viva Decor Silver Inka Gold Beeswax Polish


  1. LOve that big sentiment! So pretty, Susi!

  2. So pretty, Susi ... love that pink/grey colour combo ... and of course, that fabulous bold sentiment! Hugs, Anita :)

  3. Pretty card and I do love the large sentiment, is looks fabulous with your sweet flowers.

  4. Beautiful card and I too love the lg sentiment over the stripes!

  5. I just got this stamp set and haven't had a chance to use it yet. But I'll keep your card in mind - the large sentiment over stripes looks wonderful!


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