Thursday, April 20, 2017

Pastel Tulips

I had a little time to get out the stamps and inks on this cool, rainy day and make a card to fit three coordinating challenges. My starting point was the pastel colour palette at the current Just Us Girls challenge: 

Then I added the Curtain Call challenge... well as the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, Showers and/or Flowers. When I mixed them all together, this is what I got: 

To be honest, I started with a set of tulip layering stamps, but after three attempts realized that some days I am not meant to try to line up stamps that precisely. I blame the overcast day. 😉 So instead I pulled out this tulip stamp, embossing it in sparkly embossing powder, before sponging the three colours of ink to match the challenge palette. I didn't want to cover up too much of the panel, so used some twine to add a small tag with a simple sentiment. If I hadn't used sparkly embossing powder, I might have considered making this a sympathy card for the stash... but I've also discovered seasonal ones aren't as versatile if you are suddenly in need of a sympathy card. 
I'm hoping tomorrow is a play-with-ink day, too, before a busy weekend! 

Supplies: white & Hero Arts layering cardstock, Hero Arts Newspaper Tulips & Mama Elephant Party Kit stamps, Versamark, Memento cantaloupe & dandelion & spun sugar distress inks, Wow white & Hero Arts sparkle clear embossing powders, Winnie & Walter Katharine & Sizzix traditional tag dies, yellow Divine Twine, fun foam

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Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful, so soft looking. I wouldn't have known you had trouble with the tulips they look great.

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful take on the inspiration photo!

Bobby said...

This is lovely and a great way to use the challenge colors, Lindsey. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.

Lin said...

So fun to see these HA tulips again, Lindsey! They're just right for our challenge this week - thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!