Stamp Review Crew: Botanical Blooms

Hello and Welcome to another Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop! This week's featured stamp set is: Botanical Blooms!

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For my card today, I wanted to focus on the leafs of this stamp set. By now, everyone recognizes the flowers from this set, but have you given much attention to the leafs? Leafs dominate this stamp set and they are actually quite beautiful. I love the shape of them and the layered detail stamp that coordinates with each one.

The colours I used for this card are Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White. 

The detailed leaf of my card is the large, bold leaf from the set. I stamped it onto Whisper White cardstock with Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, and Old Olive Ink. I applied each ink colour onto the actually stamp itself, with sponge daubers. First: Mint Macaron to the edges of the leaf. Second: Pear Pizzazz to the center, making sure to over lap the edges of the Mint Macaron ink. Third and Last: Old Olive to the center, making sure to blend it out into the Pear Pizzazz ink. Then I stamped it. Once it was dry, I stamped the detail lines in Old Olive.

I used the coordinating Botanical Building Framelits to cut the large leaf out of Crumb Cake cardstock. To add a little dimension to my card, I popped it up with some stampin' dimensionals and layered it on top of my stamped image.

On my Mint Macaron card base, I stamped the medium leaf in Mint Macaron ink, 2nd generation, (I stamped off first, before stamping it onto the base) and added a strip of washi tape from the Affectionately Yours Washi Tape Pack. My greeting was created with the Sunshine Sayings Bundle.

Thanks for hopping in, I hope you enjoyed my sample with the Botanical Blooms stamp set. Up Next, is the Talented Mike Funke's Blog. Enjoy the rest of the hop and happy creating!



  1. Martha this card is just beautiful! I love the blend of colors.

  2. Great card! I have to remember to use negative space for all new options in designing - thank you!!

  3. Beautiful card, Martha. That detailed stamping is just lovely and I do think the overlay of Crumb Cake really sets it off. I love the background images too, ties it altogether!

  4. I love that you sponge daubed the different greens onto the leaf. The soft colours work well together. Love the CAS design.

  5. Martha, I loved how you used the negative cutout for the focal point. The pastel shading makes it so restful. Georgeous.

  6. I have been following your blog since so long and do read your weekly stamp set blog so religiously. Yours this week featured Stamp set i.e Botanical Bloom is outstanding. Also love its color alot,thanks for providing its coloring detail.