Welcome to our next challenge at Sisterhood of Crafters! First, we have to thank everyone who played in our Patterned Paper challenge. Wow, you guys really love your paper!! Great entries! Now, Diane is our next host sistah who has chosen “Easter” cards for our challenge. I hadn’t used my Timeless Tulips stamp set and coordinating punch yet so this challenge was the perfect time to get them out. Tulips have always been my favorite flower, especially in spring. This card was really fun to make so I hope you like it! With Easter only one month away, I know you will want to play along with our challenge!
My Secrets to Making This Timeless Tulips Project
- This card has A6 dimensions, 4 1/2″ x 6 1/4″. Love this size! I cut Old Olive cardstock at 9″ x 6 1/4″ and scored at 4 1/2.”
- The patterned paper from Peaceful Poppies was cut to 4 3/8″ x 6 1/8″ and dry embossed in the Subtle Embossing Folder. This detail may not be huge but I absolutely love the little bit of texture it provides.
- Stamping Secrets: The large tulip stamp was placed on my Stamparatus, then inked up with the Mango Melody ink pad. Then, I took a stampin’ dauber, inked it up with Poppy Parade and lightly inked up the edges of the stamp as well as the tulip petal edges that are shown inside the stamp. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but really does add a wonderful dimension to the stamp.
- Once the large tulips were stamped, I punched them out quickly, using the coordinating punch.
- The two leaves were stamped in Pear Pizzazz and punched out as well.
- I inked up the smaller tulip (sure wish there was a punch that one!) and positioned them in a loose semi-circle, just like they would look in a bouquet.
- The sentiment was stamped onto Mango Melody cardstock in black ink and cropped with a small Stitched Rectangle die.
- I had originally thought to just use the Stitched Rectangle die as a frame so cut the stamped piece of cardstock the same size. However, I ended up liking how they looked being askew from each other. I added a little smidge of Pear Pizzazz to the outside edge of the stitched frame.
- The Finishing Touch was adding a small piece of ribbon and enamel dots (both are retired and listed below).
Product Spotlight: Timeless Tulips Stamp Set
I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
- Daisy Chain Challenge: Use Dies
- Let’s Craft and Create Challenge: AG + Easter
- Happy Little Stampers with Dies Challenge: Anything Goes
- Sweet Stampers Challenge: Easter or Spring
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