Ten Tulips

Ten Tulips Heather Telford

The Tulip Festival finishes tomorrow so I am glad I can slip one more tulip card in before the end. I worked on this one latish last night and all did not go according to plan. I stamped the tulips first on watercolour paper and they were fine. It was in the finishing off that I had problems. But I will go back to the beginning and explain my process.

I began by inking just the flower heads in Memento Dandelion and Cantaloupe using markers. I spritzed before stamping them at the top of the panel. I stamped just the tulip heads twice, one set under the other and the third time inked the stems and leaves as well.  I was happy with the whole panel even the bit that is now covered by a large sentiment banner. I matted with Olive card stock and decided to attach the three strips of lace; I am still not sure if I like the lace there but I decided to stick with it. The panel is long and thin as you can see so it was difficult to work out where to put a sentiment on a 4.25×5.5 inch card base. I tried a sideways sentiment or a small sentiment beside the lace but neither looked right.  Anyway, to make a long story a little shorter I stamped the sentiment on the tulips, messed it up and had to either cover the mess or crop the panel. I decided to cover it with a die cut banner and make a very narrow card so the points of the banner could go over the edge.

“Over the Edge” just happens to be the current challenge at Addicted to CAS and it’s a birthday card featuring May Flowers so I will join in at Seize the Birthday as well.

Ten Tulips Detail Heather Telford

This morning we were down town having a coffee before church and I snapped these tulips in the sunshine.
Ottawa tulips.jpeg


Stamps: Promise Me, Tweet Wishes (PB)
Inks: Memento Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Bamboo Leaves & Olive Grove markers (Tsukineko)
Creative Dies: Triple Banner
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper,  Neenah Classic Crest Avon Brilliant White 110lb smooth, Penny Black Olive Grove Mix & Match Papers 
Also:  Crochet Trim ribbon (May Arts Ribbon)

8 Comments on “Ten Tulips”

  1. Mary H. says:

    Thanks for explaining your ‘save’. It’s encouraging to know that you occasionally will have a boo-boo moment too. (sorry about that, but it’s true! LOL). Love the sunshine tulips and think the lace was a beautiful – so very delicate – effect and what an elegant way to cover up the gaff. The sentiment is wonderful with the bold way you used it, and I really like the look of the entire card. Also thanks for sharing the ‘real’ tulips. The way your camera captured the sun through the flower petals was truly magnificent. TFS & Happy Sunday.

  2. lindseymp says:

    Although I am by nature partial to red tulips, this yellow tulip creation is very spring-like and pretty! I am often ambivalent about lace, too. 😉

  3. Nancy L. says:

    Wow….your talent is really taking off Heather…..I am so impressed! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us over at Seize the Birthday!

  4. Helen G. says:

    I love tulips! Heather, your card is so gorgeous! They look real 🙂

  5. Anne says:

    Oooh! I saw your card and burst into song! ‘The Sun has got his hat on…hip-hip-hip hooray!’ So having frightened half the village dogs and tom cats with my outburst, I want to congratulate you on another stunning card. Sooooo gorgeous! …I feel another song coming on…!!! :O)

  6. JoAnn B. says:

    Your card is beautiful. Great job on the tulips. The photo of the real tulips is pretty also. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  7. Shana Gaff says:

    Beautiful tulips! Great idea to spritz to give it that watercolored look. Thanks for sharing with us at ATCAS. 🙂

  8. jaydeestamping says:

    So pretty, Heather. I can so see your inspiration in that wonderful watercolor tulip card. So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week and shared this fabulous card

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