Four Tulips

Four tulips Heather Telford


The tulip festival continues in Ottawa and here on my blog. I pulled out all my PB tulip stamps and have them on my desk waiting for inspiration. I can’t promise I will use them all during the festival but I will have a few more for you.

To create this little scene I stamped the tulips from the transparent set Blooming Garden twice in Memento Angel Pink. I then painted the petals with colour from a couple of watercolour pencils (listed below). I inked some of the detail lines on the stamp with a Memento Rose Bud marker and stamped over the painted petals to finish off the flower heads before painting the stems in green. I used the same green to fill in the lower background and a blue watercolour pencil for the sky. I then dabbed some pink watercolour ‘paint’ into both the green and the blue to suggest more tulips in the background.

The taped edge of the panel framed the picture which I popped up on dimensional tape over a strip of ribbon.


Stamps: Blooming Garden, Special Wishes (PB)
Inks: Memento Angel Pink, Northern Pine , Rose Bud marker (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper,  Neenah Classic Crest Natural White 110lb smooth
Also:  Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils True Blue 148, Pink Madder Lake, 129, Pine Green 267 (Faber-Castell)


4 Comments on “Four Tulips”

  1. Gabby says:

    Nice b.d. card! The tulips are lovely. Like the way you added dabs of color to suggest that there were more of them in the field. 🙂

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Lovely card Heather – the tulips are gorgeous and I love them … so much so I have just searched for a supplier of the Blooming Garden set in the UK only to find they are all sold out. Will keep looking as I really would like to try your watercolour method. Oh, and how nice to have a tulip festival … sigh, it would be so nice if we had one here in Ayrshire too. Elizabeth xx

  3. Mary H. says:

    Beautiful. Have this stamp set, have the colors, will have to try this one! Enjoy the tulip festival. TFS & Hugs.

  4. Lindsey says:

    Another beautiful tulip card, Heather! I often find angel pink so pale it disappears, so it’s perfect here with your added detail. I think the next festival where I live is a buttertart festival… not sure I’ll find quite as much inspiration as you have. 😉

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