Stampin Up Botanical Blooms and Circles Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, another Thursday, another share and another blog hop you for.  Today we had a sketch challenge and I must admit when I first saw the sketch I thought, “oh my, what am I going to do with this one?”  Well at first it was going to be balloons in place of the circles and then an idea came to me, sponged  circles made with a stencil.  I was so excited at how the card came out,  I hope you like it.


Here is the sketch:


Stampin Up Botanical Blooms and Circles:

I turned the sketch from horizontal to vertical, but this card could go either way.  Maybe I will try that and see what happens.

Stampin Up Botanical Blooms card by Kristi @

Here is the card recipe:

Inks used: Flirty Flamingo, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi and Daffodil Delight

Card base:  Heavy Whisper White 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4

Mat: Wild Wasabi 4 x 5-1/4

Mat: Flirty Flamingo 3-7/8 x 5-1/8

Art Piece: Whisper White 3-3/4 x 5

The Details:

Stampin Up Botanical Blooms card by Kristi @

The circles:

I started off by making some stencils with my Circle Framelits, I used the 3 small ones in the pack.  I then placed the first stencil on my art piece and with my sponge dauber inked the circle. I repeated this process for all of the circles, even over lapping some for interest.  After the circles were stenciled I used memento black ink and put the sentiment on the card.  I thought a big bold statement was necessary for this design.

The flowers:

Using the Botanical Builder Framlits I cut out several flowers and leaves.  The large flowers are Flirty Flamingo sponged with Flirty Flamingo ink.  The small flowers were cut from Daffodil Delight card stock.  I added a thick Whisper White Bakers Twine bow for more detail.

The leaves:

Again, using the Botanical Builder Framelits I cut out some Wild Wasabi leaves and stamped them with the coordinating stamp in Wild Wasabi ink.

The Bling:

A card would not be a “Kristi” card without some bling

Stampin Up Botanical Blooms card by Kristi @

The Bling: 

I added a few Flirty Flamingo round enamel shapes along with some basic pearls to the card.  Oh, and don’t forget the pearls in the center of the flowers for the final detail.

Here is our team:

Just click the “next blog” button to visit each team and their share for the day, enjoy the hop.

Amy Koenders:

Mary Deatherage:

Jari Francis:

Kristi Gray:

Jaimie Babarczy:


Can I help you?

Do you need product to make this card and need a demonstrator?  I would be happy to help you or answer any questions.  You can click the  “shop with me” button which takes you directly to my online store.  Another way to chat is to click the “contact me” button and I would be happy to assist you.  Happy Stamping, Kristi

Here are the products I used to make this card:

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  1. Roberta says:

    This is So Stunning, Kristi! Bright, Bold & Beautiful! Your sentiment really shines too! Love your sponging on the flowers to create depth! Pinned~

  2. Susan K says:

    The sponging in the bright colors creates a perfect background for your flowers and sentiment. Great take on the sketch! Good thinking!

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