Sunday, September 6, 2015

Two Botanical CASEs


Back in July I saw this post by Alicia on her blog Time To Create, showcasing the Kaisercraft Botanica collection.  I was so taken with all her samples ( she did three posts) that I bought a 6x6 stack of the Botanica papers when I saw them at a craft fair a while later.

I needed a couple of quick cards recently, and both were for women who are keen gardeners, so I reached for the pad, remembering Alicia's post as I did so.
These are the result.

The main elements in both cards were the papers, including the small botanical samples and a pre-printed label.

This card was made using a purple colour scheme, and added some ribbon and clear rhinestones to finish. All edges were sponged with purple ink.

I stamped the sentiment and embossed with pale lilac ep.

Here is a close up of the ribbon and rhinestone treatment.

The other card was made with a green colour scheme.

The mauve twine and rhinestones were the embellishments, and the edges were sponged with green ink.

And the sentiment was embossed in dark green.

I kept this card a simple as the background paper has a wonderful sheen to it.
While I was photographing this I was closely supervised by Octavius, our resident teenager with attitude, (and unfortunately arthritis)!

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  1. I really like how these turned out Maxine. The PP is gorgeous and really makes the card. Love the photo of your kitty. I have to say mine also likes to get amongst it while I take the photos outside.

  2. Love your resident with attitude Maxine and adore this gorgeous botanical card, should be more of them.xx

  3. The cards are beautiful Maxine - and the kitty is adorable!
    Happy Sunday!

  4. Maxine, I have been Looking at this beauty for far too long. Botanicals are classic and you have used this simple but dramatic layout to display them. The scattered bling looks like dew drops. Summing up.... I really like this card. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 199th challenge.
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  5. These are MY kind of cards. Just can't beat florals in my opinion. Lucky you to find this wonderful paper set...because it made for some pretty cards. Love the bright garden greens with the delicate femininity of the lavendars. Well done, on using the papers to such great effect. I should go look through some of my stash, as I have some G45 that is floral motifs...these botanicals are just lovely. TFS & Hugs

  6. Octavius is a CUTIE!!!! Looks so fluffy.

    That's some kind of gorgeous paper! LOVE those images of the plants. You've turned the paper into a beautiful card Maxine and I know they loved them.

  7. Fabulous cards Maxine - love both colours and would be pleased to have either!!! Great designs as well. Am also a little bit in love with Octavious - who wouldn't be? Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Anything Goes) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  8. What a gem Octavius is! A little Roman in his name, I see! (I wanted to study European History as a college minor until my brother talked me out of it!) What a great card, how creative to use the paper as the elements in lieu of stamping, but your trademark awesome embossing is on there - fabulous arrangement of the sparkly gems!! One of your best yet, Max! ♥

  9. Fab project and ty for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle craft hugs Judith DT x

  10. Beautifully done cards! I like your design.

    Thank you for the nice Anniversary wishes. We had a wonderful day!

  11. These are perfect for your gardening friends - love this paper - beautifully cased my friend! {{{hugs}}}

  12. I dare say your supervisor is cute and I'm sure was a very affirming presence. The cards are perfect. Love this type of card. You did a masterful job of creating them.

    Love, Hugs and Blessings

  13. I just wanna pet that kitty!! He looks like he's got a lot of spunk! Your cards are adorable and perfect for your green-thumbed friends.

  14. Thanks for your kind words on my mixed media Maxine, it would be nice to see what you taught in class today and put something into our new
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  15. so pretty!! your gardener friends will be lucky to get these!

    lovies, =o) kel

  16. I love these botanical images! They made such pretty cards that are perfect for gardeners!

  17. Flowers and Bling! Just what a girl looks forward to on her birthday!! Beautiful cards, Maxine!

  18. Fabulous card, Thank you for entering the Glitter N Sparkle Blog challenge x DT Lisa x

  19. How beautiful- love the images and can see why you had to buy these papers. The rhinestones and the twine are perfect accents.

  20. These are GORGEOUS Maxine!!! You have done a beautiful job with these!! I am so honoured you cased my card : ) Thank you so much. Thanks for sharing them with me. xxxx

  21. Gorgeous and I love the rhinestones too. Octavius appears to have everything under control.

  22. WOW--Maxine! This card is stunning! What a beauty--the images and the card!

  23. Beautiful, lovely images & I love the lilac/green colour combo. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
    hugs Jo x


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