Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Botancial Blooms - Sale A Bration FREE Stamp Set

Good Morning! When we went away for New Year, we visited Buckfast Abbey in Buckfastleigh in Devon. Its a really fantastic specimum of an Abbey and is very quiet and peaceful. They have a beautiful herb garden, which is on a list of must do this year! I always go in the Gift shop and look for craft ideas when I go to these sorts of places and the Gift shop at Buckfast Abbey is jam packed with lovely goodies. These days I try and reproduce something I have seen instead of actually buying it. I saw some notecards in a box with a sliding lid, and tissue paper - so Hey! Thats where I got the Idea for today project......The FREE stamp set Botancial Blooms reminded me of the Herb Garden for some reason. The Gift box holds 4 Thank You cards and 4 Envelopes. I used Greaseproof paper (cooking sort!) for the inside which wraps the cards up lovely!
Two of the cards are like this one. They are all 12cm x 12cm square, which is a nice size actually. The base is Sage Shadow stamped with the leaf in the same ink all around the edges. Then a layer of Lavendar Lace, textured, Sage Shadow, textured and finally Whisper White. I used the Stamp a Ma Jig to position the flowers and leaves together which was actually very relaxing to do. The Thank you was stamped in Stazon Black which is from the Wonderful Words Stamp set. I used the pricking mat and tool to make a square on the inside of the image. Then I ran the outside over my ink pad to give the edges a bit of colour.
I added some whisper white for the inside and stamped again in Lavendar Lace and Sage Shadow.
The other 2 cards are like this one. The base is Lavendar Lace and I stamped around the edge with the flower and outline flower head in Lavendar Lace. I added a 4cm strip of Sage Shadow textured card, that I stamped with the leaf and the word sentiment. The next layers are very similiar to the other card, but instead of the sentiment I added the ribbon through 2 eyelets


Mary said...

I must have this set - there I go again. Everytime you show us such lovly cards I need the stamps to make some, be it the same or different colours etc. You are so talented - have I already told you that. Looking forward to seeing you on Monday.
Mary xxx

Connie said...

I love your box of cards! Can you share the dimensions of the box you made...scoring marks, etc? Thanks!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards. I can't wait to get my set. Anne E x

Bomber Girl said...

Beautiful Set. I think I'm going to have to get this set. The Box of Cards would make a lovely gift for someone. Get inspiration, Thanks

Regards Sarah X X

chelemom said...

Very pretty!!!