Monday, July 25, 2016

Two Lips...I Mean...Tulips for Your Birthday


Happy Monday y'all.  I hope you had a nice weekend. I did.  The weather was great, we had a BBQ, and I got a lot done.  I was inspired to make this card after I went to the garden center last week and saw a bunch of beautiful tulips.  I remembered that I had this set from Stampin Up called Blessed Easter, which, unfortunately, is retired.  But I came home and made the card.  I like the way it came out and I hope you do too.

I started with an A2 top folding card base of white cardstock.  I dug through my stash of papers and found this one with all the colors that I thought would look great with some tulips.  (I have no idea who makes the paper but if you do, leave the info in the comments below and I will update this post).  I cut a piece, 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", distressed the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and adhered it to the card front.


Using the two largest dies from the Stitched Circle Layers set, I cut a piece of orange and white cardstock and distress the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Then I stamped the tulip image (Blessed Easter, Retired, Stampin Up) a few times with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored them in with colored pencils and blended them with a Copic 00 marker.


I adhered the white cardstock with the tulips to the orange cardstock, and then to the card front.  


I trimmed the right edge with a knife and distress the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.


I pulled out my Happy Birthday Mini chipboard by The Dusty Attic, heat embossed both words with Black Sparkle Embossing Powder, and adhered them both to the card front.



Lastly, I applied some Glossy Accents to the tulips to give them a glossy/raised effect. Here is a close up of the flowers - 


And done!!  I think this is a really nice and festive colored birthday card.  Hope you guys do too!  Feel free to leave me a comment below and, until next time - 

Hugs from Brasil -
Michael

8 comments:

  1. Two lips...to say your tulips card is amazingly wonderful!

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    1. LOL. I had fun with the two lips...tulips....glad you love the card Lois. Was fun to make.

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  2. Love it!! Totally beautiful! Love the tulips and the DSP.

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    1. Thanks so much HJ. Glad you stopped by the blog!

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  3. Wonderful cards with the lovely tulips on my always loved yellow color.

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    1. Thanks Carla. Glad you liked the card as much as I do!

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  4. I though I wrote here....love the paper and the flowers are wonderfully coloured. I like how you offset it..great design

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    1. Thanks Birgit. I love how soft this is even with that bold paper. Thanks for stopping by the blog!

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