Friday, February 24, 2017


Hello friends!  I've been playing in my craft room again, this time with a long unused stamp from Stampin' Up!  It's a great time of year to use it, with Spring in the offing (okay maybe not that close yet but I can wish) and bringing the early blooming flowers. 

Aren't those tulips sweet?  The wonderful sentiment is part of the stamp too.  The image was stamped on Bristol paper and then water colored with Zig Clean Color Markers and a watercolor paint brush.  The violet color was a bit tricky to move around but in the end I got it to work.  After the main image was complete, the outside of it was highlighted using a light bluish color and blending with a damp brush.  Finally, the image was die cut with an oval framelit.

The base is Thick Whisper White card stock and it was topped with a Crumb Cake embossed panel after a bit of Linen Thread was tied around the top.  The oval was popped up on foam tape, then the Pretty Pink Posh sequins were added.  The final touch was to add Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers.  The sparkle looks so pretty!

I'm entering four challenges with this card.  I used the current sketch from Freshly Make Sketches as inspiration for my card design; the current color challenge of Mint, Green, Plum and Light Brown at Color Throwdown as a basis for the colors I used (although I didn't have Plum so I had to substitute Violet), Addicted to CAS where the code word is currently "Wood" and Stamp Ink Paper where the theme is "Kindness".  I've included links below to all the challenges so be sure to head over to the blogs and check out all the amazing inspiration!

As always, your visit and comments are so appreciated!  I hope you have a great weekend!


Product details
Stamps:  Love is Kindness
Paper:  Strathmore Bristol, Thick Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Other:  Zig Clean Color Markers:  Green Shadow, May Green, Violet, Oatmeal, Mauve Shadow; Linen Thread; Woodgrain embossing folder; Layering Ovals Framelit, Clear Wink of Stella


Wanda Cullen said...

Love this sweet tulip bouquet! I'm really ready to see spring themed cards and this truly fits the bill! Thanks for playing along with us at Color Throwdown!

Vickie Z said...

Fun use of all the challenges! So happy you joined us at CTD!

Susan said...

Wow, such a pretty card! Love it! Thanks for playing along!

Kim S said...

Fabulous image and I so love the combination of kraft and the brilliant greens and purples. The bit of sparkle is a fabulous touch! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Barb Ghig said...

Your tulips are so pretty, Stef! I love how you colored them with your Zig markers and your woodgrain panel is perfect for the code word! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!