Every year when the retiring products list is published, I hold my breath and scan it for favorites. This year, there was a BIG sigh when I saw Botanical Blooms right there in black and white. It’s a go-to floral set for me, and has an unmistakeable tropical vibe. This is one retiring set that will go into my personal archive.
I created this extended card when I learned that a dear friend was going to be a mom for the first time. When I created the card, the baby’s gender hadn’t been revealed, so I mixed up the colors to be gender neutral.
This image makes the card look waaaaay longer than it is – it will fit in a standard medium envelope. Note that all the stamping is on the inside white panel – the actual embellishments are simply die cut, not stamped.
I’ve created a lot of cards using this basic technique. I cut a large stack of assorted shapes and start layering and placing them on my card. There’s a lot of texture with the shapes and layers, but the card itself is still flat enough to mail.
- Stamps: Botanical Blooms
- Color Palette: Crumb Cake, Shimmer White, So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Marina Mist
- Accessories: Big Shot, Botanical Builder Framelits, Falling in Love DSP (retired and sold out), Pearl jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue dots
There’s still time to add either the stamps, the framelits, or both to your craft room! Shop HERE.
4 thoughts on “Botanical Blooms is retiring and there’s nothing I can do about it”
I have this stamp set and the die cuts, and love it, too. Your card is so beautiful. Could you possibly post the dimensions of your card and the banner that holds all the die cuts and where the folds should be?
Thanks Linda! I’ve sent the card and I didn’t keep the dimensions but let me play with it and I’ll see what I can do. Glad you enjoyed it.
Beautiful card! I love how it shows all the different types of flowers you can make!
Thanks, Kris – I’m sorry to see this one leave the catalog. It’s one I’ll enjoy using for myself for a long time!