Stampin’ Up! Botanical Layers Les Shoppes Thank You Card

Happy Monday, y’all!  It’s a short week – for those of you who are working! – so…YEAH!  But it’s also a BUSY week, right?! Cooking and cleaning and getting ready for T-day!  It’s…T-4 to T-D! 😂

My card today befits a busy week – it’s super quick and easy – and showcases the cool Botanical Layers stamp set from the Annual Catalog and a fun stamping technique, too!  A little Les Shoppes DSP – also from the Annual Catalog – was a perfect fit!  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Botanical Layers Les Shoppes Thank You Card - Stamps-N-Lingers

The layout for this one was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

And the color palette – one of my faves! – is from the Color Throwdown Challenge!

I started by inking the leaves image from the Botanical Layers set in Versamark Ink and stamping it all over a Shaded Spruce panel.  I let it dry – it takes just an extra few minutes – and that creates a cool tone-on-tone effect!  😎😎  Then I matted it on Bubble Bath cardstock to make the card front.

Tip: this is a fun way to add a little sumpin’-sumpin’ to a card – but…the effect is different depending on the color of cardstock on which you’re stamping.  Try it out on a piece of scrap to see if it’s what you want – sometimes it’s so faint you can’t see it at all and you’ll want to go with a different technique!

I matted a narrow piece of Les Shoppes DSP on Bubble Bath and then to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Botanical Layers Les Shoppes Thank You Card - Stamps-N-Lingers

I repeated the Versamark stamping on a strip of Smoky Slate cardstock and then, when it was dry, matted it on Bubble Bath and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I tied a small bow from a piece of Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine and adhered it with a little dab of Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Botanical Layers Les Shoppes Thank You Card - Stamps-N-Lingers

One more time, I did the Versamark stamping (using a smaller flower stamp from Botanical Layers) on a small piece of Smoky Slate cardstock.

When it was dry, I stamped the sentiment from Botanical Layers in Shaded Spruce over the top.

Stampin' Up! Botanical Layers Les Shoppes Thank You Card - Stamps-N-Lingers

I matted the sentiment on Bubble Bath cardstock and used Dimensionals on the left side and Liquid Glue on the right to adhere it over the bow.

I added some Adhesive-backed Dragonflies & Birds and the card front was done!

Stampin' Up! Botanical Layers Les Shoppes Thank You Card - Stamps-N-Lingers

On the inside, I stamped the second sentiment from Botanical Layers in Shaded Spruce on a Basic White panel.  Over the top, I stamped the leaf image in stamped-off-once Smoky Slate.  Then I added another dragonfly cuz…who can resist them!?

Stampin' Up! Botanical Layers Les Shoppes Thank You Card - Stamps-N-Lingers

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Bubble Bath mat and then into the Smoky Slate card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Botanical Layers leaf in Smoky Slate on the front…

Stampin' Up! Botanical Layers Les Shoppes Thank You Card - Stamps-N-Lingers

…and more of the Les Shoppes DSP on the envelope flap.

Stampin' Up! Botanical Layers Les Shoppes Thank You Card - Stamps-N-Lingers

Et Voila!  Quick and easy – but oh so pretty!  I love the leafy images and pretty sentiments in Botanical Layers – and it really works swimmingly with the Versamark stamping, don’t you think?? And don’t forget to look thru all your papers to find what you need!  I wasn’t thinking of Les Shoppes DSP for this card but…there it was!  So pretty! 🙂

Stampin' Up! Botanical Layers Les Shoppes Thank You Card - Stamps-N-Lingers

I hope you like!

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Smoky Slate Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 1 1/4″ x 4″ (stamped strip on front); 5/8″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment)

Bubble Bath Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (x2 – mats for narrow strips on front); 3/4″ x 2 7/8″ (mat for sentiment)

Shaded Spruce Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Les Shoppes DSP:  1 1/4″ x 4″ (DSP strip on front); 2 1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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Has anyone seen Finn??

I’ve got to stop letting him watch classic movies…




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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Botanical Layers Les Shoppes Thank You Card

  1. Amy Koenders

    Pretty card! Love the clean layers! Yep…he does look a bit like ET. Except maybe he needs a few more toys. 😉

  2. Beautiful card!!

  3. Vickie Z

    Sweet card!! So happy you joined us at CTD!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Vickie – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  4. Deb Nickerson

    You made me laugh with your Finn post Mary! Thank you & have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Linda Callahan

    Such a pretty mix of color and patterns! Sweet card! Glad you shared it at FMS!

  6. Terrific take on our Freshly Made Sketch this week. The colors and leafy layers are so pretty!

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