Sunday, April 28, 2019

Full Bloom - Blooming Tulips

Hi everyone.  Sharing three floral cards all using the same image from the Penny Black Full Bloom release.   I'm using a sketch stamp image called Blooming Tulips (40-683).  LOVE this stamp!

This first card shows off the beauty of the whole image.  The card is done by inking the stamp with distress markers, spritzing with water, and stamping onto mixed media paper.  This was repeated until I got the intensity of colour I wanted.  I also used a water brush to move some of the excess ink around. A birthday sentiment (special sentiments 30-574) was stamped in dark brown and clear heat embossed to finish the card.

Here's a close-up ...

I had fun playing with the image, so made two more cards. :)  These cards show how using just a portion of the image creates a whole different look.
After watercolouring this image (using same technique described above), I cut my panel to size and stamped the sentiment (special sentiments 30-574) in the same green ink used for the leaves.

Here's a close-up ...

I was on a roll having fun playing with this beautiful image, so I made one more card. :)
The card is finished with a lovely die-cut frame (square frames 51-517), sentiment (family sentiments 30-555) stamped in green ink, and clear sequins for a bit of sparkle.  The main panel is popped up with mounting foam to add some dimension.

Here's a close-up ...
I hope you've enjoyed my cards.  Thanks for coming by for a visit!

Penny Black Products:
blooming tulips (40-683)
special sentiments (30-574)
family sentiments (30-555)
square frame die (51-517)

Card #1: Birthday Tulips
Stamps:  blooming tulips (Penny Black); special sentiments (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series)
Ink:  Distress Ink & Markers:  Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries, Barn Door, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Gathered Twigs (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, water brush, Clear embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool

Card #2: Thank You
Stamps:  blooming tulips (Penny Black); special sentiments (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series)
Ink:  Distress Ink & Markers:  Seedless Preserves, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Black Soot (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, water brush

Card #3: big hugs
Stamps:  blooming tulips (Penny Black); family sentiments (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Picked Raspberry, Shabby Shutters; Distress Markers: Candied Apple, Peeled Paint, Black Soot (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, water brush, square frame die (Penny Black); clear sequins


Bonnie said...

Beautiful tulip blooms, my friend! They look so natural and cheerful! I'd love some in each color in my garden!

Bobby said...

Tulips are lovely in any color, Loll.

Susan said...

Love all the variations of the tulip card! Beautiful colours and colouring on each, and great layouts.

Jane Harrah said...

Stunning as always Loll! You are a master!

Ina G said...

WOW! what beautiful cards you have made here Lol. Love the three of them. Nice colour choices, layouts and sentiments. That stamp is a beauty!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Beautiful and lovely tulips, Loll! Love the watercolor-look!
The way you used the portion of the image really made a difference in design. It's so great to see these variations. Thanks so much for sharing!
Hideko xx

nancy littrell said...

Three beautiful no-lined watercolored tulip CAS card designs, Loll. I loved each design, your colors and lovely sentiments. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Darnell said...

Loving your Threefer tonight, Lolly! All beautifully colored and spritzed and brilliantly composed to show how easy it is to make three different designs with the same stamp! I'm loving that frame die on your third card! Hugs, Dolly

Barb Ghig said...

Three totally gorgeous cards, Loll! I think this stamp is perfect for your CAS style, which is why all three designs are perfect! I'm loving your new square frame, too...I can see that it's going to get a lot of use in your studio :)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Love it Loll esp love those rectangle dies.. but not allowed as not available here. Prob just as well. Enjoying yours instead.
Hugs Shaz

Karen Dunbrook said...

so beautiful....just had a chance to play with this stamp the other day but don't have a card put together yet.
xx Karen

Marcia Hill said...

Three lovely, lovely Tulip cards Loll! I love where you used the full image in the first card, but really LOVE how you used just partial images on the 2nd and 3rd creative and just BEAUTIFUL!! LOVE that square die cut frame too...seriously thinking I might NEED it!! :0)

Brenda in IN said...

This stamp is on my wish list and now I have to get it. These are beautiful water colored cards. I never tire of coming here and seeing your cards and how you made them. I love these different designs with the same stamp and wonderful sentiments. You always inspire me.

kiwimeskreations said...

Fabulous cards Loll, and I love the different 'look' you achieved using partial stamping

Patti said...

I am drooling over these beautiful cards my friend!! You have colored each one expertly!

Maria said...

Oh, my! So many beautiful tulips...lovely cards! I have red tulips blooming right now that I can see out my kitchen window!

Julia Aston said...

Three beautiful designs Loll using this lovely tulip stamp! Moving the color around with your wet brush gives great depth to the tulips - all of your sentiments and framings are lovely as well! xx

Anita in France said...

Wow, Loll, what a fanastic showcase of this gorgeous tulip image ... a trio of loveliness ... stylish, chic, beautiful! Hugs, Anita :)

Trina P. said...

A trio of beauty, Loll. Lovebthe three different colours. My favourite is the last one with that beautiful square frame. xx

Linda said...

I love tulips, and these are so pretty. I think the purple ones are my favourite xx

BożenA said...

Beautiful cards, beautiful stamp. I love how you blended the color of flowers, it gives such a delicate effect.
BożenA xx

Jo said...

Love the variation of all of these cards. The clean design is perfect for these beautifully coloured bouquets. Darn that square frame on the last adds so much. Guess I'll have to buy it hahaha

swldebbie said...

You really rocked this image, Loll. They are all lovely; I’d be hard pressed to pick a favorite. Great ideas for extending the use of this type of image.