Ten TulipsPosted: May 18, 2014 | Author: Heather | Filed under: Promise Me, Triple Banner, Watercolour | Tags: Fabriano Watercolour Paper, May Arts ribbon, Penny Black creative dies, Penny Black stamps, Tsukineko Memento inks |8 Comments
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.
This morning we were down town having a coffee before church and I snapped these tulips in the sunshine.
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)
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.
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. 😉
Wow….your talent is really taking off Heather…..I am so impressed! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us over at Seize the Birthday!
I love tulips! Heather, your card is so gorgeous! They look real 🙂
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)
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.
Beautiful tulips! Great idea to spritz to give it that watercolored look. Thanks for sharing with us at ATCAS. 🙂
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