Sunday, June 6, 2010

Botanicals Blog Hop

Tonight we are featuring the new Botanicals stamp set with a special technique themed blog hop event!
For my card tonight I choose sewing for my technique.  This is the first time I have every sewed on paper, even though I have sewn all of my life for some reason I had a fear of sewing on paper.  Last month for my birthday my husband and son bought me a Janome Mini sewing machine and still it sat there for nearly a month waiting for me to get my courage up.  Well I have to say I really enjoyed it and will be using it often.  Botanicals is the stamp set that comes as a card kit this month from Gina K Designs and I have to say it is very cool.  For some reason when I was thinking about what type of card to make tonight I thought of a Christmas card.  So I inked up the branch with memento markers and stamped it over the text background stamp.  Next I added some sponging around the image and then added highlights to the "berries" with a white gel pen.  the designer paper is Wassail from Basic Grey.  the card stock is pure luxury kraft, ivory, wine with everything and fresh asparagus. Gina has a wonderful video on sewing on paper here on StampTV.

Well I couldn't stop there so I made another botanical card this time for Melissa's Sketch on StampTV.

Please visit these designer's blogs for their project using a variety of techniques all made with the Botanicals stamp set:

Then, for even more samples with the Botanicals stamp set, visit the StampTV gallery here: botanicals.  To view more information about the free card kit that is included with the purchase of the Botanicals stamp set, click here.

Card Details

Card #1
Stamps Botanicals, The Magic of Christmas- Gina K Designs
Paper Pure Luxury kraft, wine with everything, ivory, fresh asparagus, Basic Grey Wassail
Ink: Memento rhubarb stalk, cantaloupe, bamboo leaves
Other: stain ribbon, sewing machine

Card #2
Stamps: Botanicals- Gina K Designs
Paper:Pure luxury ivory, fresh asparagus
Ink: Memento bamboo leaves
Other: EK Success boarder punch, pearls


  1. Awesome cards Brenda! I love sewing on paper, you will see that soon you are going to be doing it in every card :) Love your creations.

  2. Brenda - both are stunning~~ love the colors

  3. Adore your sewing card! You inspired me to start my Christmas cards and love, love the green thank you card. Beautiful jobs on both!

  4. Loved your cards and the flexibility of using it for Christmas too....very creative!!! Great job of both of these.....impressed!!!

  5. Soooooo pretty!!! I love the colors of the second one sooo much!!! Perfect!!

  6. OMGosh Brenda!!! Seriously that's the first sewing you've ever done on cards?? Wowza!!! That is just gorgeous!!!! Your sketch card is beautiful too!!!

  7. Your stitching is beautiful... as well as your cards!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  8. Your sewing is amazing, Brenda. I love your cards.

  9. Beautiful cards Brenda,your sewing looks great - hope you include this on more of your cards in the future.

  10. That sewing is just perfect! Love both of your cards!

  11. Great cards - I've not sewn on cards yet but picked up a Janone recently - thanx for the inspiration!

  12. Both cards are beautiful, Brenda! You did a fantastic job with the sewing! Great idea to use the Botanicals set for a Christmas card, too!

  13. yikes! lovin your Christmas card - awesome sewing!!
    and the greens in your sketch are so pur-dy!! beautiful (:

  14. I too have never sewed on paper...your stitching is wonderful!

  15. Brenda, both cards are beautiful! I love the colors in the Christmas card and great job sewing!!!

  16. Brenda, Beautiful cards! I love the colors and designs on both cards! Fabulous job sewing by the way!

  17. Simply beautiful, Brenda! I just love your cards so much - they are so crisp and beautiful with the colors you chose! Thanks so much for hopping with us!

  18. Both of these are beautiful! Great Christmas idea with the perfect image choice from "Botanicals".



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