In the Spotlight – Thoughtful Blooms

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | In the Spotlight – Thoughtful Blooms

Today I’m highlighting one of the fun, FREE products available in this year’s Sale-A-Bration offerings (click here for all the details), the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set & co-ordinating Small Bloom Punch.

I’m also playing along with this weeks sketch challenge from The Paper Players PP479 for the layout of my card, make sure you pop over and check out all the great ideas that everyone has come up with using this week’s fun design 🙂

Little Paper Party, Sale-A-Bration 2020, Thoughtful Blooms, Golden Honey DSP, 1

I’d noticed a few ombre designs for the three stripes in this weeks challenge so decided to try that myself to create a subtle colour change. I used Stampin’ Blends Markers in Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie & Calypso Coral to colour the flowers on one of the Golden Honey DSP designs (also a Sale-A-Bration item) and then cut this piece down with a die in my stash.

TIP: The Stampin’ Blends Markers bleed quite a bit on the Golden Honey DSP so make sure to have a practice on a scrap first to work out how much ink to apply.

I layered my coloured DSP piece onto Basic Black cardstock just 2mm larger all round –  which really helps the colours pop and then adhered it to a Thick Whisper White card base.

Little Paper Party, Sale-A-Bration 2020, Thoughtful Blooms, Golden Honey DSP, 2

The centre panel was trimmed and layered the same way as the card base and I stamped some of the foliage & floral images from Thoughtful Blooms on the background. I stamped, punched and popped up three of the large flowers in the same colourway and added a little shine to their centres with some dark grey enamel dots (retired).

The sentiment is from the same stamp set and I used my Stamparatus to stamp it multiple times, this was the perfect way to keep it centred and I could stamp each colour twice for a darker impression.

Little Paper Party, Sale-A-Bration 2020, Thoughtful Blooms, Golden Honey DSP, 4

I always try to finish off the insides of my cards as well and added some matching layers as the front with a little more stamping in one corner to tie everything together 🙂

After finishing my card and looking at the colours I chose, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m well & truly over Summer and looking forward to some cooler weather. Unfortunately it’s still a long way off yet – usually towards the end of April where I live 😦 but at least I can get there with my cardmaking 🙂


If you’d like to purchase any of the products I used today, please visit my Online Store. I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Australia and remember to use February’s Host Code: HM3DHB3B  when you shop with me to receive your Party Perks.

8 thoughts on “In the Spotlight – Thoughtful Blooms

  1. Karen, this is gorgeous! I love the ombre effect and the triple stamped sentiment! I really like this stitched die on both panels, too. It adds so much detail! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week!


  2. This is beautiful…I was trying to work up some samples using this set, and tada… is a perfect one! Thanks for the tip about the markers on the DSP. I had used regular markers and they didn’t bleed too much, so I’ll be careful with the Blends! Beautiful ombre effect! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Players this week and using my sketch!


  3. I love your pretty card Karen! Colouring DSP is always fun and I love how you used this pattern to create a subtle ombre effect. I like the addition of the triple-stamped sentiment too which further ties in with the ombre/striped theme. Very clever! Thanks for playing along over at The Paper Players this week!


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