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Botanical Blooms

Hi All!

Just like Wednesday, I’m using a Stampin’ Up! set that is about to retire: Botanical Blooms. This set is actually on sale for 25% off, now through May 31st. Of course, you could use this technique with any flower silhouette stamp you have.

I used Inktense pencils and water on top of my lightly-stamped image. I used a very methodical, repeatable process, so it’s easy to get this look! Here is a close-up of the flowers:

Botanical Blooms

Enjoy the video and have a great weekend. 🙂


Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Watercolor panel 4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.2 x 14 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm


Inktense Pencils used: Cherry, Green Aquamarine, Tangerine, Spring Green, Ink Black

Botanical Blooms
Botanical Blooms
Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils
Inktense Pencils
Woodland Gifts
Woodland Gifts
Stampin' Up! Aqua Painter
Aqua Painter
Pink Pirouette
Pink Pirouette Ink
Soft Sky
Soft Sky Ink
Stampin' Up! Daffodil Delight Ink
Daffodil Delight Ink
Pear Pizzazz
Pear Pizzazz Ink
Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake Marker (part of Neutrals set)
Crumb Cake Marker
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Marker
Black Marker
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
Canson Mix Media Paper
Canson Mix Media Paper
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape


  1. wrote on April 28th, 2017 at 8:26 am


    Botanical Blooms is one of my favourite stamp sets. Besides this one, I’ve liked all the other cards you’ve made with it too! The little dot effect worked well around the flowers and was just what it needed. This was the same for the black you chose to set off the centre of each flower. These little finishing touches of yours always make such a big difference and set your cards apart from all the rest.

    • wrote on April 28th, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      Carol Mac


      • wrote on April 28th, 2017 at 4:19 pm

        Carol Mac

        I think I meant ditto!

  2. wrote on April 28th, 2017 at 1:46 pm


    I love this card, Darlene! It’s beautiful with the combination of stamped images, watercolor, and use of dots.

  3. wrote on April 28th, 2017 at 2:01 pm


    So darn pretty Darlene…you brought those flowers to life! You make it look so simple. I have this set, and will certainly try it. I have used the dots as accents and love how they look on cards. Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. wrote on April 28th, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Carol Mac

    Love the dots!!

  5. wrote on April 28th, 2017 at 5:09 pm


    I didn’t buy the stamp set, just the dies but I really love what you did the the images, beautiful coloring and design, I really like the dark dots in the center of the flowers, they give so much depth to the pretty blooms.
    Big hugs,

  6. wrote on April 28th, 2017 at 8:10 pm


    Beautiful card!!! I have this stamp set and cannot wait to try this idea. You are so creative🌸

  7. wrote on April 29th, 2017 at 4:55 am


    Lovely card Darlene. I don’t have this stamp set but I am sure I have other flower stamp sets that will give much the same look. I will give it a go.

  8. wrote on April 29th, 2017 at 8:52 pm


    I love this Darlene, and you make it look very doable! I think this may be the technique I use for my Mother’s Day card. 🙂

  9. wrote on April 30th, 2017 at 5:55 pm


    I love this card Darlene. So much in fact I just had to place a Stampin’ Up! order to buy the stamp set (and of course a few necessary extras 😊).

  10. wrote on June 28th, 2017 at 5:32 pm


    I love this card & the simplicity of it. I just tried to make it as I followed along. Though I was able to get the idea, my Pink Pirouette is SO much lighter than what I saw. Did they change the formula or something? Even my inktense cherry wasn’t as bright. Does it have anything to do with it being on video? Oh well, still love the card. I can’t thank you enough for your videos.They are such a tremendous help & resource.

    • wrote on June 29th, 2017 at 11:29 am


      Nothing has been changed as far as I know. I would guess that it’s your screen – everyone sees colors a little differently depending on the brand and quality of their phone or computer monitor.

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