Framed Tulips

This card came about because I wanted to use a new stamp set that I’ve had for a while but not yet used. It is Penny Black set and has several floral images in it. I chose the tulips as a sign of spring although we have no sign of any as yet and with all this snow, I suspect spring is well and truly delayed. When I began the card I hadn’t checked for any challenges, but fortunately it works for the two I found today.

I stamped onto a small piece of watercolour paper, using the smoother side to do so, and using a gray Distress Oxide ink which I then heat embossed in clear. Once it was cool I picked some shimmer watercolour paints and added colour to the stems first and then to the flowers and the ribbon. My paints are from ColourArte. When everything was dry I spattered some larger drops of a green Distress Oxide and smaller ones in wilted violet. I die cut the piece using Hero Arts infinity dies and then added the frame in gold which I had cut many times and glued together for some easy dimension. The background piece is from my playing around yesterday with making backgrounds and it is a paper towel I used underneath my CS while fooling around. I kind of liked it so I cut a piece off and ran it through an embossing folder so there was even more texture before adding it to the Edible Eggplant card front. I added the focal image on top then the frame and cut a smaller oval for the sentiment, which comes from Itty Bitty Basics by MFT. I edged this with a gold pen. A few embellishments from my stash and I was a happy camper.

We are having a weird weather day today. One minute it is rain, then it becomes sleet and then onto snow before going back to sleet and rain. I’m glad I’m inside, but I would love to see the end of winter. At least we got my car out of the garage yesterday, but the roads are treacherous and it is nice that we didn’t have to go anywhere in the conditions.

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate all the comments that you leave.

19 thoughts on “Framed Tulips

  1. Beautiful card and so glad you got your car out the other day, however, your latest weather is quite awful. Take care of yourself.


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    1. Thanks Brenda. Its kind of funny for us to be reporting this snow to someone on the east coast. But here it isn’t usual to have as much as we got.


  2. Messing around with inks and sprays creates a big mess everywhere, but the results are often worth the mess. I did several backgrounds in different colours and got some interesting pieces, but the paper towel was a mixture of all the inks. Made it interesting in a few places. Thanks for the comments.


  3. This is lovely, Johanna. I love the sentiment piece and your wonderful design. Thanks for sharing with us at The Four Seasons. Please stop by again soon.

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  4. So pretty!! Way to go shopping your stash!! Thanks for play along with our “Flowers, Flowers Everywhere” challenge over at Shopping Our Stash!!
    —Deb Horst, DT #SOS491


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