Friday, April 10, 2015

Spring Tulips


Hi everyone.  I just got my new SU! order on Tuesday.  I bought three new stamp sets, including the one above.  I LOVE this sweet little bouquet of tulips, wrapped in newspaper.  So adorable.  And perfect for the CAS-ology #141 Challenge - cue card: News.



I stamped it onto white card stock using Archival (waterproof) ink.  I took the advice of my good friend, Karen (Snippets) and inked the stamp with versamark first.  Made for a way easier clean-up.  Thanks for the tip Karen!!

I wanted to watercolour the image, even though I was using card stock, so I pressed inks into my craft sheet and added just a little water.  Worked great.  The card stock did buckle a little, but was fine when it dried.  I then fussy-cut, added a wrap of twine, shaped the tulips with a stylus and mat, and added some clear wink of stella to the tulips for a little sparkle.  I then popped up the image for a little dimension and added a simple script-y hello sentiment.

Here's a close-up.  Still can't really see the sparkle on the tulips - it's really pretty ...




Hubby and I are still under the weather, but I'm having success with passing the time making cards.  Card Therapy ... is a good thing! :)

Jer stopped by after work yesterday and brought us chicken soup, buns and muffins. He's so thoughtful!  Nice to have some comfort food and I didn't have to cook --- bonus! :)









Stamps:  Love is Kindness (SU!); Where the heart is (Simon Says)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Versamark, Archival Black (Ranger); Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Weathered Wood, Mowed Lawn, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  paint brush, twine, stylus and mat for shaping tulips

Challenges:
CAS-ology #141


21 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear you and hubby are under the weather, hopefully you'll both be up and at 'em soon.
    Lovely CAS card and I vv rarely use w/c paper just good quality card! (Cheapskate!!) :) x

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  2. Another gorgeous CAS beauty Loll . . . how DO you do it? LOVE the little finishing touch with the twined tied around the bouquet! Have a lovely weekend. Hazel xx

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  3. I love this stamp too Loll and bought it. Love this card, the twine around the "newspaper" looks awesome. Love that you popped them up and shaped those beautiful tulips too. Just another gorgeous CAS card Loll!! I hope you and hubby are feeling better soon. My hubby went to the doc today and got some meds so he should be on the mend here soon too. So nice of Jer to bring you some comfort foods!! Hugs, Brenda

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  4. Love your card using that great tulip stamp. I've been debating buying it - your card is pretty inspiring so might just push me off the fence onto the "buy" side! Bet it's beautiful IRL with the wink of stella.

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  5. Well wasn't that timely for the challenge? This is so cute...love it! Just the perfect colored tulips! Yay for Jer...what a wonderful guy he is, Loll! Hope you and Gord are feeling much better very soon!

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  6. Lovely card, this new die is gorgeous. Gail xx

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    1. Hey Gail. I'm thrilled that you think this is a die. Means my fussy-cutting skills are improving! :) xx

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  7. Beautiful! I love all that gorgeous white surrounding those pretty flowers! A very striking card!

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  8. I just saw this beauty on SCS. Oh stunning with your focal point and all that fresh space. I just love how you let your tulips be free, adds extra dimension and realism. Perfect image for this challenge Loll. I have been racking my brain and have not come up with anything to play.

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  9. So sweet Loll! I have seen this stamp many times recently and just love that little newspaper wrapping. How clever! Impressed that you fussy cut that delicate image!

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  10. Wow! That was quite a lot of fussy cutting, Loll! But it was so totally worth it! I love the dimension and the twine wrapped around the bouquet! Hope you and Gord shake that virus soon. Nice to have someone to take care of you.

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  11. What a CAS beauty! Great new stamp, Loll, and I love what you've done with it.

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  12. That stamp is perfect for the challenge, Loll, and I love the way you "form" your petals. Lovely, lovely card..

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  13. Gorgeous new stamp. Tulips are always nice to work with. Love the stamping tip from Karen. Will have to try that. I hope you both get better soon. Take care xxx

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  14. Beautiful, Loll ... gorgeous tulips (a fave!) and such lovely shimmer ... I see it really well here! Anita :)

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  15. You are so clever, Loll! I love how you colored the tulips and wrapped them in newspaper, and your CAS design is stunning!
    I hope you and hubby are back to normal very soon!

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  16. I love that stamp! You used it perfectly here. Great for CASology this week! I see a winner😀

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  17. I can't even imagine a more beautiful CAS card! Love all your artwork and I can't explain why this one grabs my heart, but it does. Thanks for the lift and I'm sorry you're still not well...better days are bound to be soon.

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  18. Gorgeous CAS card Loll, your fussy cutting looks amazing! The flowers really pop, Cathy x

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  19. Hey Loll!! Your card is very pretty. Very clean and simple. You did an amazing job with the coloring. Thanks for playing along with us this week at CASology.

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)